Teenage Rockers Join Jack Black for Epic Ozzy Osbourne Cover
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Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello has been on a high celebrating his mom Mary’s incredible 100th birthday. A passionate advocate for civil rights and free speech, Mary’s support for her Harvard-educated son’s musical journey has been unwavering. To mark this momentous occasion, Jack Black teamed up with a group of talented young rockers for a special performance.
The spotlight fell on this School of Rock-style band as they tackled one of Mary’s favorite tracks, Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mr. Crowley.”
The song, paying homage to English occultist Aleister Crowley, originally appeared on Ozzy’s 1980 album “Blizzard of Ozz.”
In the video shared by Morello, Jack Black led the charge, belting out the devilish heavy metal ballad. The band featured Morello’s 12-year-old son, Roman, on lead guitar, alongside Japanese prodigy Yoyoka on drums, Roya Feiz on bass, and Hugo Weiss on keyboards. The performance was nothing short of electric, with Roman’s solo stealing the show.
Tom Morello expressed his delight in the caption, stating:
“Mary Morello’s 100th bday celebration featured a stirring rendition of @ozzyosbourne & #RandyRhoads ‘Mr. Crowley’ performed by @jackblack and a kick ass band of 12 & 13 year olds! Mary was pleased!”
Jack Black paid tribute to Mary before launching into the song, recognizing her as an “amazing mom” with an “amazing life.”
The performance was met with roaring approval, with Morello’s Rage Against the Machine bandmate, Brad Wilk, commenting, “SHREDDING!!!!!!!” in enthusiastic support. Chuck D, a close family friend and rapper from Public Enemy, also lauded the young rockers with a raised fist emoji.
This unforgettable moment showcases the enduring power of music to bring generations together in celebration. The teenage rockers, along with the incomparable Jack Black, delivered a performance that will be cherished for years to come.
Watch the electrifying performance in the video below!
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