Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
June 12, 1999
Starlake Ampitheatre
Pittsburgh, PA


  • Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
  • Tony Iommi - Guitar
  • Geezer Butler - Bass
  • Bill Ward - Drums
  • Geoff Nicholls - Keyboards


None available - if you have any, let me know.


From: (Dan Klingensmith)
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 02:35:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: ozzfest pittsburgh, pa

Rob Zombie was before Black Sabbath. he got everyone pumped for the
masters of metal. they were selling bottled water there and we weren't
allowed to have the caps in fear of us throwing them. well during Zombie
1000 bottles were flying in the air bettwen the lawn and pavion. then
Sabbath came out. they played War Pigs first. my favrite was Black
Sabbath. they had the thunderstorm effects going , torches lit, 6 fires
blazin in the lawn . it was the perfict time to kiss my new love. what
could be a better memery?! loved


Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 14:12:49 EDT
Subject: Ozzfest in Pittsburgh

Hi all. Went to Ozzfest in Pittsburgh last night. What a show!!! Any 
Sabbath fan must see this show !! If there is anyway you can make a show 
somewhere....GO!!! You won't be disappointed. As for the other bands, if 
you are a fan of their music go see them. If you haven't heard of them 
before you might be disappointed. I personally am a big SLAYER fan and I 
think they killed in Pittsburgh. Rob Zombie did a good job also I and 
Godsmack and A System of a Down i thought stood out. But the Sabbath lads 
were amazing !!! Plus there was about 10 bonfires on the lawn at the 
amphitheater, a plastic soda bottle fight with a couple hundred plastic 
bottles and shoes flying back and forth (it kinda looked like Baghdad 
getting bombed) and this naked chick I saw ( completely by the way :) 
Needless to say it was an entertaining night for all !!! Well worth the 
traffic problems, well worth the money I spent and the memories are 
priceless! I hope this is not the last tour for this fantastic band. The 
sight of 30,000 people with their hands in the air singing War pigs will be 
something I will remember for the rest of my life. What a great day!!!! 
Late JC

Subject: In defense of the Reunion tour
From: Frank J Morea <>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 09:47:02 EDT

>first of all, Joe spoke for a lot of people in issue #937 when he said
>basically that Ozzy sucks nowadays and all but ruined the Sabbath reunion. 
>It's hard to admit it Ozzy fans, but you know it's true. Ozzy's general
>performance during the US tour was a joke. He can't bring it anymore when
>it matters. This was the biggest reunion in metal history and he hacked up
>the vocals worse than guys like Martin and Gillan ever did. The whole
>reunion really has left a bad taste in the mouths of many, with Ozzy's 
>poor performance, and the utter commercialism of it all. Makes you wonder 
>what the band hoped to accomplish by getting back together...

Yeah. OK fine, Ozzy is on his last legs. _EVERYONE_ can see that, no great 
insight is needed there. I saw the Pittsburgh Reunion show and Oz was in 
bad voice that night, so I am one of the people who has a right to
complain, if I wanted to. That was the last show before they canceled the
winter tour. I don't think Ozzy "all but ruined the Sabbath reunion." If
Ozzy hadn't been there, it wouldn't have BEEN a Reunion tour. No, don't
tell me about Dio touring, or Martin touring. Now don't get me wrong, I
think both those guys are great, and they added a great deal to the Sabbath 
legacy. In fact, I think Dio's efforts with the band both on stage and on 
his CD's are among the band's finest hours. But does anybody out there 
think they'd have created the same level of interest and packed the houses 
like the originals? I thought the whole idea was a tour by the ORIGINAL 
members, not just another incarnation of Black Sabbath, but the guys who 
made everything that followed possible. Anyone who knows anything about 
Ozzy's past must have known that there was potential for problems. Guess 
what? You pay your money and you take your chances. I did, and I could 
whine about it but there was no sour taste in my mouth after the show. I 
saw what I wanted to see. The band that laid the foundations for every 
metal band out there. Yeah, they could have been better. Tell you what. 
Given the chance, knowing how the show I saw was going to turn out, I'd go 
again, no hesitation. Does anybody out there whose show was permanently 
canceled and never got the chance to see the Reunion tour wish they'd have 
gotten to see a show even if Ozzy was not in top form? I surely would 
have. I was astounded at my luck in seeing them do that last show before 
the tour was canceled. As to what the band hoped to accomplish, I think it 
might have had something to do with coming full circle, giving the fans 
what they wanted. I also think they enjoyed themselves a great deal, four 
old friends who have been through a lot together, wanting to take one last 
ride. And you know what? If they wanted to make money off the whole thing, 
SO WHAT? That is the name of the game, isn't it? I was glad to be able to 
give them some of mine.