Remember that video a few years ago of a bunch of young kids playing Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train?” (In case you don’t, check it out below.) It may have taken awhile for Ozzy to catch up on his viral clips, but after seeing the Louisville Leopard Percussionists’ rendition of his solo hit, he reached out to them in a big way.
Per Louisville’s Courier-Journal, the Prince of Darkness sent the music non-profit organization a check for $10,000 along with a very nice note that read, “Myself, my whole family and my fans all loved your rendition of ‘Crazy Train.’ Keep up the good work. God Bless!”
The Courier-Journal also notes that the Louisville Leopard Percussionists exist in part from donations from their community, so a big check like that will surely go a long way.
In a world where we’re inundated by so many negative stories, it’s a nice change of pace to hear about a good dead such as this. Way to go, Ozzy!
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.