Halford wins over the Ozzy fans with a little Joan Baez in Vancouver

The song that's gotten the best reception for Ozzy Osbourne's opening act tonight, Halford, is the version of Joan Baez's "Diamonds & Rust" made famous by Rob Halford's other band, Judas Priest. It could be the coolest hard-rock rendition of a female-sung folk song since Nazareth raunched up Joni Mitchell's "This Flight Tonight".

Georgia Straight music writer Steve Newton is posting items of interest from tonight's (November 14) Ozzy Osbourne concert at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Check out the full review tomorrow at www.straight.com/music.