Ozzy Osbourne Honored on Sunset Strip's GuitarTown
Posted by Michael Mueller on January 5, 2011 at 3:57 PM
On Monday, January 10 at 2:00 PM, rock legend Ozzy Osbourne will appear at House of Blues to sign the one-of-a-kind 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model art guitar designed in his honor as part of Gibson GuitarTown on the Sunset Strip. The ceremony will also serve to celebrate the launch of the second leg of Ozzy's U.S. Arena tour, which includes an upcoming Los Angeles area performance on Tuesday, February 1 at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Longtime friend and musical collaborator Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy) will open the Gibson Amphitheatre show.
Ozzy's guitar joins an impressive array of 25 other fiberglass Gibson guitars designed to honor rock legends and the people and places that shaped The Sunset Strip. The guitars are placed along The Sunset Strip as part of a public art project that was launched in August 2010 with the completion of the 1.6-mile Strip's beautification project.
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Ozzy's guitar, which was designed by Los Angeles photographer Nic Adams and utilizes photographic imagery to celebrate the icon, is in good company with other custom-designed Gibson guitars inspired by the music of Slash, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Mötley Crüe, KISS, The Runaways, Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton, Cheech & Chong and more.
This past August, the Sunset Strip and Gibson Guitar launched GuitarTown, a public art project that features twenty-six 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars, each representing a musician, personality, or artist unique to The Sunset Strip's history and Gibson Guitar.
Personally, it doesn't make much sense to me to honor Ozzy with a guitar. Now, if they brought together a representative of Randy Rhoads's family along with Tony Iommi, Jake E. Lee, Zakk Wylde, and Gus G. to sign it, I'd understand. But who am I to rain on Gibson's parade?