For his headlining performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans on Oct. 31, Ozzy Osbourne has assembled a group comprised of some old friends. He'll be playing with his Black Sabbath band mate Geezer Butler on bass, with Slash and Tom Morello on guitar.

Consequence of Sound notes that this is scheduled to be this unnamed group's only appearance in North America, but there are plans to tour abroad. With Black Sabbath's slot at the Ozzfest Japan in late November replaced by an "Ozzy and Friends," it's probable that this lineup, along with a drummer who has yet to be named, will play that night.

And while the idea of seeing the self-proclaimed Prince of Darkness on Halloween in a city famous for spookiness might be too good an opportunity to pass up, many are holding out for the final album and tour by Sabbath. Back in April, Osbourne said that those plans have been put on hold until 2016.

There has been no further word about the proposed Las Vegas residency for Osbourne that was rumored to be taking place in the fall. The Facebook page for "Hell Gate" has not been updated since March 26 and its Twitter feed has been dormant since May 1.

The three-day Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, which has been held every year since 1999, boasts an eclectic lineup that includes Florence + the MachineZac Brown BandJane's AddictionChance the RapperJason IsbellGiorgio Moroder and Jack U. Once again, it will take place at the Festival Grounds in City Park. For complete information, visit their website.

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