âThere is no cocaine and strippers behind the scenes,â said Mike Odd, director of Mac Sabbath.
It’s the antics on stage that have been driving fans (and their manager) crazy since January 1, 2015.
On this New Year’s Day, Black Sabbath posted a video on his Facebook page. The underground images of a Californian band covering their music in a special metal sauce behind the wheel was the world’s first taste of Mac Sabbath.
Sizzling the lyrics “I Have a Frying Pan” into his microphone, frontman Ronald Osbourne led Slayer MacCheeze (guitar), Grimalice (bass) and Catburglar (drums) for 5 minutes of “Frying Pan”, the tour of the band -a tribute to the burner at “Iron Man” from Sabbath.
âThen it went crazy,â Odd said. With nearly a million videos posted on YouTube, the video became a hit. Odd immediately booked a tour of England and a festival with KISS, Motley Crue and Slipknot.
Mac Sabbath madness ignited at home. The band performed at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco a few minutes before headliner Elton John. Mac Sabbath drowned the crowd in chips and nuggets during a set that became the surprise hit of the three-day festival that included Sam Smith, Mumford & Sons and Kendrick Lamar.
Odd is left to explain the chaos before and after the shows. Members do not do interviews, so their manager also acts as a spokesperson. He watched Osbourne dip cell phones in drinks and pull giant straws from his suit to consume drinks out of the crowd. The Mac Sabbath frontman is all about audience participation and Odd has seen it all.
âSometimes he interacts with audiences in a way that makes me uncomfortable,â he said.
Madness often slips off the stage, but their antics are bigger than groupies and drugs. According to Odd, Mac Sabbath’s goal is to change the perception of food and government.
âTruth is stranger than fiction,â he said. “I just can’t believe it.”
If you attend a Mac Sabbath show, Odd advises you: âBe really open-minded and avoid the drive along the way. Eat something healthy.
On Sunday, the Mac Sabbath âRock-Sham-Shake Tourâ takes over the Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. Local favorites Palafoxx and Foreseen will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets for this show for all ages are $ 10. There is an additional $ 5 for anyone under the age of 21. To purchase tickets online, visit www.vinylmusichall.com.
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5. “Stankonia”, OutKast.
6. “In the rainbows”, Radiohead.
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8. âTurn on the bright lightsâ, Interpol.
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