Ozzy vs. Moby -- compare their concert tours. How to tell which of these music men is throwing the right summer bash for your taste

By Jennifer Conrad
Updated June 19, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Two of this year’s biggest tours — Ozzfest and the Area 2 — are headed by musicians who would never be mistaken for twins separated at birth: Ozzy and Moby. Here’s our handy guide to some of the differences between the 36-year-old vegan techno wizard and the 53-year-old foul-mouthed, hard-rocking MTV dad.

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OZZY

MOBY

Aging rocker on the tour

Metal madman Rob Zombie

Space oddity David Bowie

Audience

Balding metalheads, and teenage counterparts

Hipsters with shaved heads, and teenage counterparts

Needed at the concert

Ham to toss at mediocre opening acts

Wraparound sunglasses and shiny clothing

In the pit

Moshing, stray fists, and raging testosterone

Belly rings and lanky blissed-out groovers

Tools of the trade

Power guitars and wailed vocals

Macintosh computers and stacks of LPs

Stance on religion

Sings ‘I am not the antichrist’

Devout Christian

On meat

Loves it, including live bats

No animal products in more than a decade

Animal lover?

Once worked in a slaughterhouse

Titled 1996 album ”Animal Rights”

Home turf

Cluttered Beverly Hills mansion, seen on MTV

Spare, stylish loft in NYC’s funky Lower East Side

Surprising role model

Put John Lennon’s ”Imagine” on his family’s CD

Wore an ”I Love Eminem” shirt on ”Saturday Night Live”

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