With his “Cryptobatz” NFT release, Ozzy Osbourne is attempting to capitalize on the infamous bat biting event.
With the debut of “Cryptobatz,” a collection of 9,666 non-fungible tokens, Ozzy Osbourne has become the latest musician to venture into the crypto sector.
Given that he produced the collection himself, The Great Ozz has put forward a lot of work.
According to Rolling Stone, Osbourne decided to develop his own NFTs when his wife, Sharon Osbourne, persuaded him out of purchasing a Bored Ape.
The drop comes with a twist: owners will be able to “mutate” Cryptobatz with other collections to produce new NFTs called “MutantBatz.”
Osbourne will also host a treasure hunt for CryptoBatz owners.
Ozzy Osbourne famously bit the head off an actual dead bat during a 1982 show in Des Moines, Iowa, in front of 5,000 people. According to his biography, the gory decapitation was unintentional: the musician imagined a fan tossed a replica onto the stage and chose to give it a taste without hesitation:
“Immediately, though, something felt wrong. Very wrong. For a start, my mouth was instantly full of this warm, gloopy liquid, with the worst aftertaste you could ever imagine.”
The event remains one of the craziests in rock-and-roll history. The “dark prince of heavy metal” is unapologetic about his shenanigans. He profited on the event in 2019 by selling a large plush bat with a detachable head.
According to Rolling Stone, bat biting was one of the most “iconic” on-stage experiences for Osbourne:
“The design pays tribute to one of my most iconic on-stage moments and is a chance to acquire a rare piece of art history. I love it!”