English rocker Ozzy Osbourne will join heavy metal band Metallica on stage for their upcoming concert to honour the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 25th anniversary in New York City, CHARTattack reports.
The show will take place on Oct. 30 at Madison Square Garden. The event will also feature performances from U2, Aretha Franklin and Eric Clapton. Another show, being held the day before, will feature Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Friends. All of the event’s performers are members of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Metallica were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April, along with Jeff Beck and Run DMC. Osbourne was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2006 along with Black Sabbath.
In other news, at their two sold-out shows last month at Montreal’s Bell Centre, Metallica set a new record for the venue’s highest paid attendance ever.
Metallica also decided to donate $21,462 of their earnings from those two shows to a community services organization called Sun Youth.
“It’s a beautiful gift,” Sun Youth co-founder Sid Stevens told the Montreal Gazette. “People sometimes look at groups of this nature in a derogatory or negative manner. But it’s very interesting to see them donate in every city they visit.”
Stevens said Metallica are giving a part of the profits from their Death Magnetic concert tour to a local charity at every stop.
Metallica continues to support Death Magnetic here:
Oct. 26-27 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct. 30 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25th anniversary)
Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
Nov. 3 Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
Nov. 9 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Nov. 10 Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
Nov. 12 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
Nov. 14-15 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Dec. 5 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
Dec. 7 Boise, ID @ Idaho Center
Dec. 8 Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
Dec. 10 Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Dec. 12 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion At San Jose