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Ozzy Osbourne Turns in Worrisome Vocal on Black Sabbath’s Live ‘Loner’ Debut

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Black Sabbath have been debuting new songs recently in live shows Down Under, but the latest Australia clip suggests the reunited metal gods might need a little more rehearsal. We’ve previously heard the riff-heavy “Methademic,” the bluesy mammoth “End of the Beginning” (officially premiering on May 15 via CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), and the full studio recording of “God Is Dead?,” the first single from upcoming album 13. The other night in Melbourne they played a song called “Loner,” as Blabbermouth points out, and unfortunately for frontman Ozzy Osbourne, the audio quality above is much better than the video. The frontman sounds lethargic and off-key, and at times it’s hard to tell if he remembers the words. Sabbath worshipers will have to hope the lads get the kinks worked out by the time their tour comes to North America. In the meantime, we’re not sure to marvel at the depth of Osbourne’s awfulness here or start worrying about the guy.

There’s another video below with a better view, slightly worse sound quality, and the same weirdly lousy Osbourne vocal.