Ozzy Osbourne is the latest rock or metal artist to jump on the NFT collection train following bands like MEGADETH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and SLIPKNOT’s Clown.
In a new video, Ozzy’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne explains her husband’s first foray into the crypto industry with the launch of a collection of 9,666 non-fungible tokens called “Cryptobatz”.
Ozzy told Rolling Stone that he decided to launch his own NFTs after Sharon talked him out of buying one himself.
“I’ve been trying to get in on the NFT action for a while so when I asked Sharon for a Bored Ape for Christmas after several failed attempts of buying my own, and she said no, I decided to create my own,” Ozzy said. “Cryptobatz is a fucking mental project for NFT collectors and fans. The design pays tribute to one of my most iconic onstage moments and is a chance to acquire a rare piece of art history. I love it!”
Cryptobatz comes with a twist: owners will be able to create new NFTs called “MutantBatz” by “mutating” Cryptobatz with other collections.
To accompany the NFT collection, Ozzy will also launch “AncientBatz,” which was described as a “treasure hunt” around the world for special Batz in the collection. Open only to existing Cryptobatz holders, each AncientBat will have the ability to “bite” other NFTs up to 100 times, giving them enhanced powers to breed MutantBatz.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) January 10, 2022