Mac Sabbath Bring Fast Food Nightmare to Cleveland !

Mac Sabbath live on stage
Mac Sabbath live on stage

Cleveland, Ohio- The simple happy meal , long a staple of McDonalds bringing toys and joy to millions of kids over many years along with the chicken nugget , the innocent yet tasty companion to many a late night excursion.   Now add the doom metal  of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, mix well , add alcohol and serve hot .Serves millions . Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the musically act known at Mac Sabbath .

Mac Sabbath is an American parody heavy metal tribute band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2014. The self-appointed founders of “Drive Thru Metal”, the band is primarily a parody of English heavy metal group Black Sabbath, utilizing lyricism and imagery centered on fast food.

Mac Sabbath live on stage
Mac Sabbath live on stage

Musically, Mac Sabbath performs faithful covers of Black Sabbath’s songs with only the lyrics humorously re-written and re-arranged. For example, the band’s repertoire includes such parodies as “Pair-a-Buns” (“Paranoid“), “Frying Pan” (“Iron Man“), “Sweet Beef” (“Sweet Leaf“), “Never Say Diet” (“Never Say Die“) and “Zipping Up the Uniform” (“Symptom of the Universe“).[1] Although all of the band’s lyrics focus on the umbrella topic of fast food, Mac Sabbath takes a decidedly satirical and condemnatory perspective on the corporate food industry, addressing areas such as fast food’s negative health effects and lack of nutritional value as well as genetically modified food, consumerism and low wage McJobs. Manager Mike Odd stated in an interview “As much as Mac Sabbath is a part of the fast food culture, the idea here is to warn you of the evils of fast food, not to endorse it”.[2] ( credit goes to wikipedia for the above reference 

Mac Sabbath live on stage
Mac Sabbath live on stage

The crew were dressed in fast food paper hats and uniforms and the stage was a McDonalds  playland mixed with a house of horrors , one part funny all parts fun ! It was a great night with the crowd packing Cleveland’s  Beachland Ballroom to near capacity .

Mac Sabbath live on stage
Mac Sabbath live on stage

The band features

  • Ronald Osbourne
  • Slayer MacCheeze
  • Grimalice
  • Catburglar


Mac Sabbath live on stage
Mac Sabbath live on stage

To be honest I am not interested in set list but the feel and vibe of a live concert experience and this was one of the  most original and fun I have had in a long time . Other bands have parodied Black Sabbath in the past ,  the infamously known ” Bastard Squad “did it with “Johnny Be Paranoid ”  over 20 years ago but to create and whole culture on it is a feat onto itself . I highly recommend checking out a Mac Sabbath show in the future  , it is not to be missed .


To learn more about this group please see the official site at

John 5 Delights Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom !

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John 5 on stage at the Beachland BallRoom in Cleveland Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio – The virtuoso guitarist simply known as John 5 played to a packed crowd at the Beachland Ballroom this weekend . John is considered to be rock royalty with the  pedigree  to match .Playing with artists such as Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and David Lee Roth and basically a who’s who of the music industry .

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John 5 and The Creatures is currently on tour in support of their latest release ” Its Alive ” which is available at most media outlets .

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I saw him play before with Rob Zombie but I was intrigued to see how he  would be  center stage and I can say this is three simple words . ” Does Not Disappoint ”  John and the  band  took the stage like a tornado mixing sound and fury with the delicate balance and melody and  virtuosity.The band played songs ranging from  industrial style metal ,   blue grass and rockabilly to  fresh  interpretations of  classic songs .The re-imaging of ” Enter Sandman ” was  inspiring and I enjoyed it more then the original . A lot of bands use stage sets and makeup up to cover lack of talent and originality however with John 5 he is the exact opposite .The man could walk on an empty stage, pick up a second hand guitar that is missing two strings and still make peoples jaws drop in amazement, he’s that good .

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To learn more about John 5 and all his work check out his official website at




Cleveland, Ohio – JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called JOHN 5, “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a fucking shredder”. JOHN 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Ricky Martin and others. His upcoming release, Season Of The Witch, followshis previous solo work, Careful With That Axe, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release in 2014. I saw him play with Marilyn Manson and was  impressed and it will be nice to see him in a more intimate setting . Check out his official website at

*John 5 and The Creatures is: JOHN 5 (guitars) | Ian Ross (bass) | Logan Miles Nix (drums)



Cleveland, Ohio -*Mixing raucous comedy with borderline-horrific theatrics, the only thing more petrifying than impending health problems resulting from years of overeating is a MAC SABBATH show. Show attendees should be prepared to partake in the fun – MAC SABBATH puts on a theatrical, multimedia stage show – complete with a smoking grill, laser-eyed clowns, bouncing burgers and many more magical surprises… basically anything and everything an unwary show-goer could ever want in their wildest dreams . They play this Thursday at The Beachland Ballroom Please check out the official website at