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Blasko is an american heavy metal bass guitarist who is best known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie. his bass influences include Lemmy, Geezer Butler and Cliff Burton.

Biograaphy Edit

Rob Nicholson was born on November 24, 1969. Rob has played a few types of instruments including the drums when he was young, the guitar, and then finally he stuck with playing the bass guitar. Rob began his career playing bass for the Santa Monica, CA based speed/thrash metal band called Cryptic Slaughter, performing on several of their albums. Then Rob moved on to sing lead vocals for the death metal influenced band Killing Spree. After he had finished with them, he went on to sing for Suffer. He then went on to pursue other musical interests with the alternative rock band Drown. But Rob soon left Drown to play bass for Prong, but appeared on none of their albums due to their disbanding. He then joined the popular band Danzig in September of 1997, but like his last band, he did not appear on any of their albums because of his departure from the band in April 1998. He left Danzig to tour with Rob Zombie, where he began using the nickname "Blasko". He has so far played on all of Rob Zombie's solo albums (Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge, & Educated Horses). He also spent some time while Rob Zombie was filming to work on a side project with the founder of coffin case, Johnny Coffin. The band was composed of Johnny Coffin on lead guitar, Daniel Gray on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, DC on drums, and of course Blasko on Bass. The band was called The Death Riders and released in 2005. The Soundtrack to Depression (their debut album) was released by Horror High. In 2003, Rob replaced Robert Trujillo as Ozzy Osbourne's bassist. After Ozzy's band rehearsed for a fall tour, Ozzy was injured in a bad ATV accident in October of 2003. The fall tour was cancelled. After Ozzy's recovery, he performed with Black Sabbath on Ozzfest 2004. Rob has yet to embark upon a full-length tour with Ozzy's band, however, they did play select dates on Ozzfest 2006. A new Ozzy album, Black Rain, was released on May 22, 2007, and was the first Osbourne record to feature Rob on bass. His first full tour as a member of Ozzy's band will be on Ozzfest 2007.

Dicography Edit

Rob Zombie Edit

  • Hellbilly Deluxe - 1998
  • The Sinister Urge - 2001
  • Educated Horses - 2007

Ozzy Osbourne Edit

  • Black Rain - 2007

Death Riders Edit

  • Soundtrack To Deppresion
  • No Mercy
  • Rock Is Undead
  • This Is Horror Punk 2

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