Behind the Player: Blasko

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Behind The Player: Blasko
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Video by Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne)
Released November 1, 2008
Length72:00
Label IMV
Director Leon Melas
Producer Ken Mayer & Sean E DeMott

Behind The Player: Blasko is an Interactive Music Video featuring Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson. Released on November 1, 2008 by IMV, the DVD features Blasko giving in-depth bass lessons for how to play "Dragula" by Rob Zombie and "I Don't Wanna Stop" by Ozzy Osbourne and an intimate behind-the scenes look at his life as a professional musician, including rare photos and video. The DVD also includes Blasko jamming the two tracks with Rob Zombie drummer Tommy Clufetos, VideoTab that shows exactly how Blasko plays his parts in the two songs, as well as other bonus material. [1]

Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne, also known as The Prince of Darkness, is an English vocalist, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was fired from the band in 1979 due to alcohol and drug problems, but went on to have a successful solo career, releasing eleven studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the United States. Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions. He rejoined the band in 1997 and recorded the group’s final studio album 13 (2013) before they embarked on a farewell tour which culminated in a final performance in their home city Birmingham, England in February 2017. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal".

Dragula (song) single

"Dragula" is a song co-written and recorded by American rock musician Rob Zombie. It was released in August 1998 as the lead single from his solo debut Hellbilly Deluxe. Since its release it has become Zombie's most recognizable song as a solo artist. It is also his best-selling song, and had sold over 717,000 copies in the U.S. by 2010. The song is based on the drag racer "DRAG-U-LA" from the sitcom The Munsters.

I Dont Wanna Stop 2007 single by Ozzy Osbourne

"I Don't Wanna Stop" is a Grammy nominated single from heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne's 10th studio album, Black Rain. The song was first announced and released through Osbourne's website.

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IMV donates $.25 from the sale of each Behind the Player DVD to Little Kids Rock, an organization that gets instruments in the hands of underprivileged kids.

Contents

Behind The Player

Blasko talks about his background, influences and gear, including rare photos and video

"Dragula" by Rob Zombie
"I Don't Wanna Stop" by Ozzy Osbourne
Special features
American Witch 2006 single by Rob Zombie

"American Witch" is the second promotional single off Rob Zombie's third solo album Educated Horses. The song is about the "witch" massacre of the Salem Witchcraft trials in 1692.

Tommy Clufetos American musician

Tommy Clufetos is an American session drummer most noted for his work with Black Sabbath during their Black Sabbath Reunion Tour, which highlighted their new album 13. He also toured with them on their final tour. He is also the drummer for Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne.

Sharon Osbourne English television host, author, music manager, businesswoman and promoter

Sharon Rachel Osbourne is an English media personality, television presenter and talent show judge, author, music manager, businesswoman and promoter. She is the wife of heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne and first came into public prominence after appearing in The Osbournes, a reality television show that followed her family's daily life. Osbourne later became a talent show judge on shows such as the British and original version of The X Factor, from 2004 to 2007, returning in 2013, and again from 2016 to 2017. She also was a judge on America's Got Talent from 2007 until 2012.

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