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OZZY Releasing Plush Decapitated Bat On Anniversary of Bat-Biting Incident

One of the most legendary moments in Ozzy Osbourne's career is reaching it's 38th anniversary today. On January 20, 1982, Ozzy bit the head off a live bat during a concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Ozzy would say that he thought the bat was a toy thrown by the crowd, but soon learned it was not. Now, you can recreate the legendary moment, with your own plushie bat, with detachable head and all.

You can buy the bat on Ozzy's website for $40.

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In Ozzy's 2009 memoir I Am Ozzy, he recalled the legendary night: “Immediately… something felt wrong. Very wrong. For a start, my mouth was instantly full of this warm, gloopy liquid, with the worst aftertaste you could ever imagine. I could feel it staining my teeth and running down my chin. Then the head in my mouth twitched.”

The bat ended up biting Ozzy before its untimely death, and, as a result, the singer required treatment against the possibility of rabies.

He later told Classic Rock Magazine, "It must have been stunned by the lights or something because it just froze and I thought it was a toy. I just put it in my mouth. Then its wings started flapping and I got such a shock. I tried to pull it out too quickly and its head came off."

Ozzy is gearing up for the No More Tours 2 tour. The rescheduled dates in the U.S. feature Marilyn Manson, and the European leg will feature Judas Priest. Here are dates and ticket links:

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US Dates with Marilyn Manson
May 27 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena  [Tickets]
May 29 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center  [Tickets]
May 31 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union  [Tickets]
June 2 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion  [Tickets]
June 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center  [Tickets]
June 6 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium  [Tickets]
June 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion  [Tickets]
June 13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion  [Tickets]
June 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre  [Tickets]
June 18 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre  [Tickets]
June 20 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena  [Tickets]
June 22 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden Arena  [Tickets]
June 24 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater  [Tickets]
June 26 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center  [Tickets]
June 28 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena  [Tickets]
July 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Amer. Family Ins. Amp–Summerfest  [Tickets]
July 3 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center  [Tickets]
July 7 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place  [Tickets]
July 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena  [Tickets]
July 11 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome  [Tickets]
July 15 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center  [Tickets]
July 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center  [Tickets]
July 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion  [Tickets]
July 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre  [Tickets]
July 29 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre  [Tickets]
July 31 – Las Vegas, CA @ MGM Grand Garden Arena  [Tickets]

European Tour w/ Judas Priest
October 23 Newcastle, Utilita Arena, UK  [Tickets]
October 25 Glasgow, SSE Hydro, UK  [Tickets]
October 28 London, The O2, UK  [Tickets]
October 31 Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, UK  [Tickets]
November 2 Manchester, Manchester Arena, UK  [Tickets]
November 5 Dublin, 3Arena, Ireland  [Tickets]
November 8 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena, UK  [Tickets]
November 11 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle, Germany  [Tickets]
November 13 Prague, O2 Arena, Czech Republic  [Tickets]
November 16 Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria  [Tickets]
November 19 Bologna, Unipol Arena, Italy  [Tickets]
November 22 Madrid, WiZink Arena, Spain  [Tickets]
November 24 Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland  [Tickets]
November 26 Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany  [Tickets]
November 28 Mannheim, SAP Arena, Germany  [Tickets]
November 30 Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany  [Tickets]
December 3 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena, Germany  [Tickets]
December 5 Stockholm, Friends Arena, Sweden  [Tickets]
December 7 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena, Finland  [Tickets]

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