Royal Machines Holiday Madness At The Roxy With Ozzy Osbourne
Dave Navarro and Ozzy Osbourne On Stage Friday, December 19 at the Roxy
Theater, Los Angeles, CA
By Allie Jorgen, LA Metal Media
Photos by Roc Boyum for LA Metal Media
The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles was host to the annual holiday all-star madness delivered by the Royal Machines (formerly known as Camp Freddy). The all-star jam band is made up of incredibly serious musicians and on Friday, December 19, the legendary Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne joined the Royal Machines onstage. The Royal Machines lineup includes Billy Morrison, Dave Navarro, Chris Chaney, Mark McGrath, Donovan Leitch and a variety of guest drummers, including No Doubt’s Adrian Young.
This annual all-star party includes a night of surprise guests, each taking the stage one by one. Friday night included Carla Harvey from the Butcher Babies, Gilby Clarke from Guns and Roses and Lemmy from Motorhead.
But the Roxy was not prepared when Ozzy took the stage!
Check out the short clip of the audience at the Roxy singing “Crazy Train” with
Ozzy and small part of Dave Navarro’s solo with the Royal Machines
To see this amazing line-up at a club like the Roxy was truly special, but to see Ozzy Osbourneup close in a venue this small was beyond anyone’s expectations. The frenzied crowd sang along to every word of “War Pigs”and during “Crazy Train” Ozzy dumped his signature buckets of water over the crowd in front of the stage and Dave Navarro shredded on the guitar solo. Ozzy ended the night with the Roxy crowd still going crazy as they exited the venue.
Saturday night, December 20, the Royal Machines Holiday Party started the night with Zakk Wylde and his band Zakk Sabbath, ripping through an incredible set of Black Sabbath songs with blistering Zakk Wylde solos.
The Saturday surprise guest list for the Royal Machines included Black Veil Brides singer, Andy Biersack, Fred Durst, Cory Taylor with a ripping version of “Them Bones”by Alice in Chains, and a surprise visit from Billy Gibbons just in from London. Royal Machine fans got more then they could hope for in this two night all-star Metal Madness Party.