Ugly Kid Joe’s Whitfield Crane: “I wanted to be in Ozzy Osbourne’s shadow so much”

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Whitfield Crane was just a heavy metal loving kid from California when his band Ugly Kid Joe were invited to play an all-star tribute night to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads. Ugly Kid Joe’s EP Ugly As They Wanna Be had generated industry interest in the band, but they were still six months away from releasing their debut album America’s Least Wanted, the monster single Everything About You ultimately bagging them a No. 3 placement in the UK singles charts. 

Ozzy himself already spied their potential however and thusly invited Ugly Kid Joe to join the upcoming No More Tours world tour, alongside Motorhead. For Crane – a self-professed fanatic for both bands – it was a dream come true. Hammer spoke to the singer to get his recollections from the tour…  

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Where were things at for Ugly Kid Joe in 1992?


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