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October 19, 2011
Ozzy Osbourne to play author at Arden Faire Barnes & Noble

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Ozzy Osbourne is a renaissance kind of guy. Pioneering rock musician, Grammy-winning soloist, reality-TV star, subject of the documentary "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne," health-advice columnist, certified genetic anomaly and author.

The "Godfather of Heavy Metal" will be in town Friday to autograph copies of his memoir-advice book, "Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor" (Grand Central, $26.99, 304 pages).

Ozzy's 7 p.m. appearance at Barnes & Noble at the Arden Faire center has some strings attached:

First, you need a wristband to join the autograph line. To get one, show up at the Arden B&N no earlier than 9 a.m. Friday and buy Ozzy's book, or bring a copy of "Trust Me" with a receipt of purchase (it doesn't matter where you bought it).

The autograph line will start forming at 6 p.m., and will be arranged according to the time of day you received your wristband. Ozzy will autograph up to five copies of "Trust Me" per person, but will not personalize them.

Arden Faire is at 1725 Arden Way, Sacramento. Information: (916) 565-0644 or www.bn.com

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