Record Store Day announces Ozzy as ambassador

By | Published on Thursday 24 February 2011

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne will act as ambassador for this year’s Record Store Day, which is due to take place on 16 Apr.

Here’s Ozzy with a very brief message announcing this news.

Had he gone on for longer than fifteen seconds, he might have told you about some of the exclusive releases that will be available on the day. But he didn’t, so I’ll just have to do it myself.

Amongst the releases available only in independent record shops (and only on 16 Apr), will be vinyl singles from the likes of The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Of Montreal, Pearl Jam, REM, Panda Bear, Cults, Busdriver, Midlake and Will Self, and, of course, Ozzy Osbourne. There’ll also be a compilation of covers from Deftones, a covers EP from Franz Ferdinand, a three LP edition of Rolo Tomassi’s new rarities collection and live albums from Mastodon, Villagers and The Vaccines.

More releases are still to be announced. You can find more info and the current list of records at