Press Coverage

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Take the best “Ozzy” since Ozzy, lead singer Stephen Desko, add a 17yr old guitar prodigy and his Berklee College of Music trained Father to handle the six string duties, add a founder of “Get the Led Out” on bass guitar, then add the Philly area’s top rock drummer and Keyboard player, and you have The Land of Ozz! ” At the center of The Land of OZZ is STEPHEN DESKO and his amazing ability to recreate the look and sound of OZZY. Stephen will make you think you are hearing and seeing OZZY live in the 80s and 90s. His vocal range, tone and appearance is so close to OZZY, it really is incredible. Sit back and and enjoy the ride with the The Land of OZZ’s (Diary Of A) Madman at the wheel. Everyone knows that OZZY is famous for collaborating with some of the worlds greatest guitarists. To create an accurate and worthwhile tribute to OZZY, a world class guitarist is required. Enter 17 year old guitar prodigy, MATT STANLEY. YES, just 17 years old!


Black Sabbath is supposedly on its final tour, and Ozzy Osbourne, 67, has had off-and-on health/substance abuse issues. Enter The Land of Ozz, a band that focuses on Osbourne’s early solo works from the dawn of the ‘80s. Media resident and bassist Paul Piccari, a founding member of Led Zeppelin tribute Get the Led Out, said that The Land of Ozz performs every song from the iconic heavy metal albums “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of a Madman.”


DELRAN — The February snow had begun to lay outside the Sands Bethlehem Event Center when 16-year-old Matt Stanley arrived with his band, the Land of Ozz. The concert at the Pennsylvania venue was the premier of the Ozzy Osbourne tribute band in which Matt, a junior at Delran High School, and his father, Mike Stanley, play guitar. To old-school classic rock fans, the teen must have seemed out of place. Many had their doubts he could hold his own onstage.


There is local band that brings a new meaning to the word tribute taking the Delaware Valley by storm. The band formerly known as The Ozzman Cometh is now named The Land of Ozz. I had the opportunity to attend the Ozzman Cometh’s very last show at the Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia on June 11. There are many great tribute bands throughout the world, however, you would be hard pressed to find a more realistic, or more accurate portrayal of an Ozzy Osbourne performance than the The Land of Ozz.