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Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne (2010)
Background information
Birth name John Michael Osbourne
Born 3 December 1948 (1948-12-03) (age 61)
Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Genres Heavy metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1960s–present
Labels Epic, CBS, Jet
Associated acts Black Sabbath, Kelly Osbourne, Black Label Society, Firewind,Slash
Website Ozzy.com
.John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer-songwriter, whose career has spanned four decades.^ Ozzy Osbourne [vocals/harmonica] John Michael Osbourne Dec.
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^ Ozzy, former thief, on his English home being broken into The year was 1948 and John Michael Osbourne was born on December 3rd in the industrial town of Birmingham, England to Jack and Lillian Osbourne.
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^ [The next four questions are answered by a friend of the Osbourne's] Q: What are Ozzy's siblings doing, ie.
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.He rose to prominence as lead vocalist of pioneering British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and eventually achieved a multi-platinum solo career between the early 1980s and mid 1990s which revolutionized the heavy metal genre.^ Real Name: John Michael Osbourne Profile: Born: 3 December 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Best known as the lead singer of band Black Sabbath .
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^ In fact, Black Sabbath and Ozzy HAVE reunited for concerts, but both remain two separate bands.
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^ As a result, Geezer came up with the idea to change their name to that of the Karloff movie, 'BLACK SABBATH' to avoid being confused with the other band named Earth.
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[1] As a result he is known as the "Godfather of Heavy Metal"[2] and because of some of his material, the "Prince of Darkness." In the early 2000s, his career expanded to a new medium when he became a star in his own reality show, The Osbournes, alongside wife/manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack. .In August 2008, Osbourne stated in USA Today that he intends to retire from his music career after two more albums.^ The album title again was a bit eerie and the cover showed an Osbourne sitting in a chair with two girls (looking possessed) and one screaming at him.
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^ Rhoads was just as responsible as Osbourne -- perhaps even more so -- for the album's musical direction, and his application of classical guitar techniques and scales rewrote the rulebook just as radically as Eddie Van Halen had.
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^ So, The Essential Ozzy Osbourne is not the perfect two-CD sampler of Osbourne's solo career.
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[3] .Osbourne is ranked 8th on Hit Parader's list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of all time[1].^ "Heavy Metal Mania", Anne Fadiman, Life magazine,12/84, p.112 {5} Time magazine Dec.
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^ It appears as if the greatest organizer of all time (OLDWO)organized the W.A. meet and greet.

^ You can pull out all of Ozzy's albums, glance at the cover pictures and album titles and dismiss him as a devil worshipper in a heavy metal band.
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Contents

Early life

.Osbourne was born in Aston, Birmingham, England, on 3 December 1948. To support their six children, his father Jack worked shifts as a toolmaker at GEC while his mother Lillian worked for the car components firm Lucas.^ The year was 1948 and John Michael Osbourne was born on December 3rd in the industrial town of Birmingham, England to Jack and Lillian Osbourne.
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^ Jack Osbourne is born.
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^ Real Name: John Michael Osbourne Profile: Born: 3 December 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Best known as the lead singer of band Black Sabbath .
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[4][5] .Osbourne reportedly suffered from learning difficulties (claiming to be dyslexic)[6][7] making life at Prince Albert Road Junior School and Birchfield Road Secondary Modern School in Perry Barr difficult for him.^ Marcato's life revolved around her son, and she successfully battled Los Angeles school administrators to fund a special-education program for Robert, who is dyslexic.
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.The nickname "Ozzy" began when he was still in primary school, Osbourne has since not recognized himself by the name "John".[8] However, he enjoyed music and took part in school plays.^ Name: John 'Ozzy' Osborne Telephone: Email: jaynar@austarnet.com.au Subject: TPI payments Date: 19 Feb 2004 .

^ Ozzy is the godfather of Zakk's child and the child is named John Michael, after Ozzy.
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^ May 1997 - Ozzfest 1997 begins June 15, 1997 - Ozzfest plays in East Rutherford, NJ despite threats to pull the show if Marilyn Manson took part.
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.Starting at age 14 he became a great fan of The Beatles upon hearing their first hit single.^ The band, unsuccessful in trying to get them off the stage, starts playing their hit single Paranoid.
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^ Ozzy joins one of his first bands at age 14, Black Panthers.
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^ At the approximate age of 14, Randy then joined his first band named Violet Fox.
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[4][5] .He left school at 15 and was then employed as a construction site labourer, trainee plumber, apprentice toolmaker, car factory worker and slaughterhouse worker.^ "When I left school I wanted to become a plumber.
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^ OZZY: I left school at 15, went to work and cut my thumb off the first fucking day.
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[4] .He also spent a few weeks in Winson Green Prison, when he was unable to pay a fine after being found guilty of burglary of a clothes shop.^ Unable to pay the fine, Ozzy spent three months (or was it 6 weeks?
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^ Birmingham's Winson Green Prison for breaking into an occupied boarding house.
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^ Caught breaking into Sarah Clarke's clothes shop while trying to steal sweaters, Ozzy served six weeks of a three-month sentence at Birmingham's Winson Green Prison.
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[4]
.Osbourne would later form a band with former Birchfield Road School classmate Tony Iommi,[4] after he auditioned for lead singer.^ During the recording of Blizzard of Ozz, the band was under the impression the name of the band would be Blizzard of Ozz and would feature Ozzy Osbourne.
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^ There was one student at school named Tony Iommi whom Ozzy did not get along with.
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^ From the beginning, Tony would always want to be part of the band, and according to Ozzy, to be in control of the band.
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During this time, psychedelic rock was enormously popular. .To distinguish themselves from the norm, Iommi and his partners decided to play a heavy blues-inspired style of music laced with gloomy lyrics.^ They played mainly blues songs inspired by such groups as The Yardbirds, Cream, The Beatles and John Mayal.
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^ Bob's lyrics, production, music writing and performing had played an enormous role in putting him there.
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[9] .Early names for the band included Polka Tulk and Earth.^ In September 1968 Polka Tulk changed their name to "Earth".
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^ As a result, Geezer came up with the idea to change their name to that of the Karloff movie, 'BLACK SABBATH' to avoid being confused with the other band named Earth.
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^ Ozzy named the band "Polka Tulk Blues Band" after a tin of talcum powder.
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.They later learned of another travelling band of the same name.^ They then realized that there were two bands by the same name.
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^ They now had a song and a band name taken from the movie's title.
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^ So along with a slide guitar player named Jim Phillips and a saxophone player, they formed a new band.
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.One day during rehearsals, the band noticed people queueing up outside a cinema where a horror film was being shown, and bassist Geezer Butler observed how much many people enjoy being frightened.^ One day the band showed up to do a gig at Henry's.
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^ As a result, Geezer came up with the idea to change their name to that of the Karloff movie, 'BLACK SABBATH' to avoid being confused with the other band named Earth.
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^ We bought dope and f***ed anything that moved" ...Ozzy While waiting to go into a rehearsal one day, they noticed a Boris Karloff movie playing named "Black Sabbath" (1935).
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.The film these fellows were waiting to see was the Mario Bava-directed Black Sabbath.^ Credit for these dates goes to Rob, Joe Siegler of black-sabbath.com and John Lero.
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^ You see, Black Sabbath as Satanic and dark as the name sounded, had nothing to do with the devil when they chose their name.
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After reading an occult book he borrowed from Osbourne, Butler had a dream of a dark figure at the end of his bed. .Afterwards, Butler told Osbourne about the dream and Osbourne wrote the lyrics to "Black Sabbath", one of their first songs in a darker vein.^ Ozzy Osbourne song lyrics .
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^ The song, about a reclusive voyeur, is one of the rarest Sabbath songs.
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^ Without any one of us, it's not Black Sabbath.
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It was the prototype of the songs that became their main style later in their career.[10]

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath: Osbourne (right) with Tony Iommi in 1973
Despite only a modest investment from US record label Warner Bros. .Records, Black Sabbath met with swift and enduring success.^ Here is the story: After leaving Black Sabbath, Ozzy was rejected by many record labels.
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^ Since this chapter will be the end of the Black Sabbath era, here is a list of the albums which were recorded with any of the original members.
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.Built around Tony Iommi's guitar riffs, Geezer Butler's lyrics, and topped by Osbourne's eerie vocals, early records such as their eponymous debut album and Paranoid sold huge numbers, as well as getting airplay.^ Geezer released an album in 2005 titled OHMWORK. TONY IOMMI is still with Black Sabbath.
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^ Nevertheless, Rhoads continued to impress with his gothic guitar playing, and the band jelled as well as it had the first time around.
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^ BAND MEMBER FULL NAME BIRTHDATE Tony Iommi [guitar] Anthony Frank Iommi Feb 19, 1948 in Aston Bill Ward [drums] William Ward May 5, 1948 in UK Ozzy Osbourne [vocals/harmonica] John Michael Dec.
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.However, Osbourne's opinion of the band is that it "wasn't very popular," and although the band was making a lot of money, Osbourne had numerous troubles with criminal managers and the band never had much money for itself while Osbourne was a part of it.^ What the band never saw though, was money.
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^ However, most of the legal points discussed are part of the lawsuits against the Osbournes being pursued by Daisley and Lee Kerslake, and are therefore part of the legal record.
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^ I wrote a letter to Guitar World and they wouldn't print it because the Osbournes spend so much money with that magazine with the Ozzfest that they wouldn't rock the boat and piss the Osbournes off.
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.Osbourne did not notice or think about this too much because he was almost always heavily under the influence of drugs.^ A: I don't think it worked in getting Epic Records to take notice, but I think it did work as far as getting the kids to take notice.
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^ The influence of Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll had almost destroyed my life.
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^ I wrote a letter to Guitar World and they wouldn't print it because the Osbournes spend so much money with that magazine with the Ozzfest that they wouldn't rock the boat and piss the Osbournes off.
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[8]

Early solo career

.In 1979, Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath largely for unreliability due to substance abuse.^ Black Sabbath Large T-shirt rare ozzy osbourne BLACK .

^ Ask someone if they have heard of Celine Dion or Tom Cochrane, and even if their answer is no, they have most likely heard about Ozzy Osbourne or Black Sabbath.
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^ In 1992, the original members of Black Sabbath played three songs after one of Ozzy Osbourne's "retirement" concerts in Costa Mesa, California.
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.All the members in the band did drugs, but Osbourne did them to a much greater extent than other members of the band.^ RUDY SARZO (Quiet Riot/ Whitesnake/Sun King)was a member of Ozzy Osbournes band from March 1981 to September 1982.
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^ Once you are a member of this group, you will need to provide a "profile" to access features other than e-mail.

^ The only positive of another one is to hear the intense live work of Zakk Wylde , who has been the cornerstone of Osbourne's sound longer than any other sideman he has ever worked with.
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.He was replaced by former Rainbow singer Ronnie James Dio.^ He is currently playing with Ronny James Dio.
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^ Ozzy is fired from Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio replaces him.
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^ RONNIE JAMES DIO has just come out with a new album titled "Angry Machines".
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[10]
.In the late 1970s, the band Necromandus rehearsed with Ozzy Osbourne and briefly became the first incarnation of his Blizzard of Ozz solo project.^ The band was called Ozzy Osbourne instead of Blizzard of Ozz.
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^ During the recording of Blizzard of Ozz, the band was under the impression the name of the band would be Blizzard of Ozz and would feature Ozzy Osbourne.
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^ RUDY SARZO (Quiet Riot/ Whitesnake/Sun King)was a member of Ozzy Osbournes band from March 1981 to September 1982.
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.The Ozzy Osbourne Band began as The Blizzard of Ozz, formed by Osbourne's new manager and future wife, Sharon Arden.^ The band was called Ozzy Osbourne instead of Blizzard of Ozz.
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^ She remains Ozzy's wife and manager.
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^ During the recording of Blizzard of Ozz, the band was under the impression the name of the band would be Blizzard of Ozz and would feature Ozzy Osbourne.
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.The first line-up of the band featured drummer Lee Kerslake (of Uriah Heep), bassist/lyricist Bob Daisley (of Rainbow and later Uriah Heep), keyboardist Don Airey and guitarist Randy Rhoads (of Quiet Riot).^ Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake played on it.
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^ Randy Rhoads (ex-Quiet Riot) on guitar.
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^ Daisley says he came up with the lyrics and Ozzy came up with the first line.
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.The record company would eventually title the record Blizzard of Ozz credited simply under Osbourne's name.^ During the recording of Blizzard of Ozz, the band was under the impression the name of the band would be Blizzard of Ozz and would feature Ozzy Osbourne.
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^ The record company objected to the album title and so it was named after one of the songs.
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^ The company, MCY responds by claiming that Osbourne Management gave them authorization and approval for the material that would be aired.
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.Largely written by Daisley and Rhoads, Osbourne met with considerable success on his first solo effort, the debut collection selling well with heavy metal fans.^ Though not a movie, Ozzy appeared in The Decline of Western Civilization - Part 2 which was a documentary about heavy metal directed by Penelope Spheeris, a well known producer.
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[9] A second album, Diary of a Madman featured more of Bob Daisley's song writing and guitar work by Randy Rhoads,[9] who was ranked the 85th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2003.[11]
.On 19 March 1982 while in Florida for the follow-up album Diary of a Madman tour, and a week away from playing Madison Square Garden in New York City, a light aircraft piloted by Andrew Aycock (the band's tour bus driver) carrying guitarist Randy Rhoads crashed while performing low passes over the band's tour bus.^ The result was the Randy Rhoad's Tribute album.
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^ Randy Rhoads died in a plane crash on the Diary of a Madman tour (March 1982).
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^ Rumors indicate that the new Ozzy album will be titled INFERNO. Ozzy will begin work on it in September after the Ozzfest tour wraps up.
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.In a prank turned deadly, the right wing of the aircraft clipped the bus, grazed a tree, and crashed into the attached garage of a nearby mansion bursting into flames, killing Rhoads, Aycock, and the band's hairdresser, Rachel Youngblood.^ She was standing outside the bus and it is assumed Andrew dove the plane into the bus in an attempt to kill her.
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^ Aycock circled the bus three times, and on the fourth pass, the plane clipped the tour bus, spun through a tree, pinwheeled over upside down and careened into a nearby house where it exploded.
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^ Aycock circled the bus three times, and on the fourth pass, the plane clipped the tour bus and careened into a nearby house where it exploded.
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On autopsy, cocaine was found to be present in Aycock's urine.[12] .Learning of the death of his close friend and band mate, Osbourne once again fell into depression.^ Robert met Osbourne children Aimee and Kelly in school and became close friends with them.
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.The record company gave Osbourne a break from performing to mourn for his late band member, but Osbourne stopped work for only one week.^ The band knew nothing about this and did not want the upside down cross, however they backed down from the record company's "wiser and higher" marketing methods.
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^ The pressure of work, the pressure -- everyone has a stop valve, and I don't have one.
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^ The only positive of another one is to hear the intense live work of Zakk Wylde , who has been the cornerstone of Osbourne's sound longer than any other sideman he has ever worked with.
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.Ex-Gillan guitarist Bernie Torme was the first guitarist to replace Randy once the tour resumed.^ Brad Gillis left 'Night Ranger' to replace Torme for the remainder of the tour.
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^ He would continue the tour in April with a quick shoe in of Bernie Torme.
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^ Bernie Torme replaces Randy but backs out and so did the Speak of the Devil album.
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Torme however, departed the band to focus on his solo career. .His tenure with the band would last less than one month.^ Their next US tour would be in three short installments rather than one big tour to further save them exhaustion and nervous breakdowns.
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^ This would be one of the final straws for the band and they soon began the process of getting rid of their second management.
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^ The band had not practiced for months and was not ready for a show, especially one with over 450,000 people in attendance.
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.During an audition for guitarists in a hotel room, Osbourne selected Brad Gillis, (who went on to be one of two guitarists in Night Ranger) to finish the tour.^ BRAD GILLIS rejoined Night Ranger after a solo album attempt.
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^ Brad Gillis left 'Night Ranger' to replace Torme for the remainder of the tour.
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^ Brad Gillis took an extended leave from Night Ranger to fill in.
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.The tour continued, culminating in the release of the 1982 live album, Speak of the Devil recorded at the Ritz in New York City.^ When the album was released (JET records) it was not so.
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^ Speak of the devil was released in November of 1982.
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^ This album was a live concert recorded Sept.
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.A live tribute album for Rhoads was later released.^ The result was the Randy Rhoad's Tribute album.
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^ Randy Rhoads Tribute (2xLP, Album) .
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^ I believe the album was eventually released as Tribute (see below).
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.This album would also feature a studio song by Randy, taken from studio outtakes, called "Dee" in honour of his mother.^ The album would be called "Ozzmosis".
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^ As a priest, an album called 'Speak of the Devil' and showing a man spewing blood would certainly be cause for alarm.
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^ One of them would be a song called "Back on Earth" which was co-written with Steve Vai.
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.Also, in an August 2008 interview with Total Guitar Magazine, Osbourne was asked if he wanted to say something about Randy Rhoads, the rock star said: "I have no regrets except I wasn't able to keep Randy from getting onto that plane."^ "I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane."
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^ The album is listed as Ozzy Osbourne / Randy Rhoads.
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^ Ask someone if they have heard of Celine Dion or Tom Cochrane, and even if their answer is no, they have most likely heard about Ozzy Osbourne or Black Sabbath.
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[citation needed]

Further solo career

Osbourne performing in Cardiff, 1981 Photo: Andrew King
.In the 1980s and 1990s, Osbourne's career was an effort on two fronts: continuing to make music without Rhoads, and becoming sober.^ The album also includes one new track, "Back on Earth," which continues the musical setting similar to Ozzmosis (where Osbourne counts on synthesizers instead of guitars).
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^ After Sharon bought the rights and began to manage Ozzys career, she was making it clear that she wanted to call the band Ozzy Osbourne.
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^ So, The Essential Ozzy Osbourne is not the perfect two-CD sampler of Osbourne's solo career.
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.The 1981 concerts were recorded with a live album in mind.^ This album was a live concert recorded Sept.
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^ They played all the old Sabbath songs, recording it for a live album.
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^ From the information I have, it is difficult to tell if it actually took until 1981 to have the album released in the US. Also, it is not clear exactly what role CBS Records plays in the releasing and distribution.
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.Entitled Speak of the Devil, known in the United Kingdom as Talk of the Devil, was originally planned to consist of live recordings from 1981, primarily from Osbourne's solo work.^ Speak of the Devil double album, 1982, Jet (US) This is a live album.
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^ Speak of the Devil is simply a live album boasting some of the earlier Black Sabbath material.
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^ The only positive of another one is to hear the intense live work of Zakk Wylde , who has been the cornerstone of Osbourne's sound longer than any other sideman he has ever worked with.
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.With news of Black Sabbath also about to release a live album titled "Live Evil" however, Osbourne and Sharon decided to pre-empt his former band's efforts, and the album ended up consisting entirely of Black Sabbath cover material, recorded with Gillis, bassist Rudy Sarzo, and drummer Tommy Aldridge.^ Black Sabbath went on to release many albums after Ozzy's departure.
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^ When the album was released (JET records) it was not so.
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^ This album was a live concert recorded Sept.
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.In the same Guitar Player interview where Brad Gillis discussed the live album, how he came to play for Osbourne, and admitted that everyone in the band wanted to rework some parts, but were not given the opportunity.^ I can however tell you that his album covers may play a part.
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^ BRAD GILLIS rejoined Night Ranger after a solo album attempt.
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^ However Steve Vai track on the album, DID play the guitar on My Little Man.
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Speak of the Devil was musically left alone. .Osbourne later commented (inside the cover of "Tribute") "I don't give a fuck about that album.^ I don't give a fuck about...I have a feeling about people.
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^ I don't give a flying fuck about myself any more.
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^ The runes on the border of the 'Speak of the Devil' album and inside cover actually translate into meaningful phrases.
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It was just a bunch of bullshit Sabbath covers." .He also stated that it was the recording company that wanted a new album, and that he was unwilling to release the tapes of performances live with Rhoads, believing this would dishonour his memory.^ When the album was released (JET records) it was not so.
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^ When would Ozzy release his next album?
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^ There is the very real possibility which we must consider, that the record company wanted to promote publicity and placed these tones in purposely, but this is not for me to prove or disprove.
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.In 1982, Osbourne guested as lead vocalist on the Was (Not Was) pop dance track "Shake Your Head (Let's Go to Bed)" with Madonna performing backing vocals.^ Shake Your Head 12" single, 1992, Phonogram Was (Not Was) song where Ozzy duets with Kim Basinger.
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^ Bill Hicks - Go back to bed America (4:07) 155.
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^ Shake Your Head (Single, Maxi) ◄ (6 versions) .
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.Osbourne's cut was remixed and re-released in the early 1990s for a Was (Not Was) greatest hits album in Europe, and it cracked the UK pop chart.^ With the Ozzfest tour over for 1997, Ozzy and Sharon released "The Ozzman Cometh" which featured some of his greatest hits and the release of some "basement tapes" Ozzy had found while cleaning house.
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^ The Paranoid album reached FIRST place in the UK charts and 12th in American charts.
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^ His plans now were to go back to the studio to release a 'Greatest Hits' package (early 1997) which will have his older songs and three new ones.
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.Madonna asked that her vocal not be restored for the hits package, so new vocals by Kim Basinger were added to complement Osbourne's lead.^ His plans now were to go back to the studio to release a 'Greatest Hits' package (early 1997) which will have his older songs and three new ones.
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^ His plans now are to go back to the studio to release a 'Greatest Hits' package (early 1997) which will have his older songs and three new ones.
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.Jake E. Lee, formerly of Ratt and Rough Cutt, was a more successful recruit than Torme or Gillis, recording 1983's Bark at the Moon (co-writing the album with Bob Daisley, and also featuring Tommy Aldridge, and former Rainbow keyboard player Don Airey).^ Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake played on it.
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^ Ozzy's band now consisted of Jake E. Lee on guitar, Tommy Aldridge, Don Airey on keyboard and Bob Daisley on bass.
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^ JAKE E LEE went on to join Ray Gillen in Badlands for two albums (Badlands, 1989 and Voodoo Highway, 1991), until Ray's unfortunate death.
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.1986's The Ultimate Sin followed (with bassist Phil Soussan and drummer Randy Castillo), and touring behind both albums with ex-Uriah Heep keyboardist John Sinclair joining prior to the Ultimate Sin tour.^ PHIL SOUSSAN says he didn't like waiting around during the retirement of Ozzy (No More Tours) and quit the band.
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^ It was supposed to be a live album from the Diary tour, but after Randy's death, Ozzy felt he would be exploiting Randy's name by releasing the album.
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^ (Ted Nugent) 2002 ==== Note: On March 27th, Ozzy's former drummer Randy Castillo died at age 51 from cancer.
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.In late 1986, Osbourne was the target in the first of a series of US lawsuits brought against him, alleging that one of his songs, "Suicide Solution", drove two more American teenagers to commit suicide because of its "subliminal lyrics". The cases were decided in Osbourne's favour, essentially on the premise that Osbourne cannot be held accountable for a listener's actions.^ Suicide Solution lyrics .
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^ Suicide Solution lyrics link .
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^ Ozzy Osbourne song lyrics .
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.It also helped that the song was clearly about alcohol abuse and "suicide solution" was a play on words.^ SUICIDE SOLUTION : The dangers of alcohol.
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^ He gave personal reasons for his reason, however his constant alcohol and drug abuse also played a part in his decision.
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^ Ozzy's intentions were to talk about alcohol as a DEADLY LIQUID ('solution' meaning mixture) but the word 'solution' was looked upon as "an answer" instead.
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.Soon after, Osbourne publicly acknowledged that he wrote the song about his friend, AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott, who died from alcohol abuse, and that solution referred to both alcohol as a solution to problems and as a chemical solution.^ Clearly, his sacking by his former band and the resulting binge of depression and substance abuse that took up 1979 were still much on his mind when he came to record this album in the spring of 1980, and the songs are full of references to alcoholism ("Suicide Solution," said to have been inspired as well by the alcohol-related death of AC/DC singer Bon Scott ), Satanism ("Mr.
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^ Daisley says he wrote the song as a warning to Ozzy about his drinking.
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^ Not cowed by his court cases, he wrote songs about child abuse ("Mr.
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.Bob Daisley, however, asserts that he wrote this song and that it was about his concerns over Osbourne's own ongoing battle with substance abuse.^ Daisley says he wrote the song as a warning to Ozzy about his drinking.
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^ Not cowed by his court cases, he wrote songs about child abuse ("Mr.
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^ The execs at Epic Music were so impressed that they included her version of the Madonna song on 'The Osbourne Family Album' and she was offered her own album.
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Lee and Osbourne parted ways in 1987, however, reportedly due to musical differences. .Osbourne continued to struggle with his chemical dependencies, and commemorated the fifth anniversary of Rhoads' death with Tribute, the live recordings from 1981 that had gone unreleased for years.^ Osbourne's lawyer, Orin Snyder, said Osbourne sat down with Fox only because he was told the interview was for a special it was planning on the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.
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^ Although Osbourne's live performances were still rock solid during the recording of this tour, Live at Budokan seems mighty excessive.
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In 1988, Osbourne appeared in The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years and told the director, Penelope Spheeris, that "sobriety fucking sucks." Meanwhile, Osbourne found his most enduring replacement for Rhoads to date — a guitarist named Zakk Wylde. .Wylde joined Osbourne for his 1988 effort, No Rest for the Wicked, in which Castillo remained on drums, Sinclair on keyboards and Daisley once more returned to co-writing/bass duties fresh from a stint in Black Sabbath the previous year.^ Black Sabbath returns to England from Germany.
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^ Video clips from No Rest for the Wicked.
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^ This would contain some of the No Rest for the Wicked and Black Sabbath material combined.
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.The subsequent tour saw Osbourne reunited with erstwhile Black Sabbath bandmate Geezer Butler on bass, and a live EP (entitled Just Say Ozzy) featuring this lineup was released two years later.^ Black Sabbath went on to release many albums after Ozzy's departure.
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^ Just Say Ozzy lyrics .
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^ Black Sabbath releases 'Live Evil', Ozzy releases 'Speak of the Devil'.
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.Geezer continued to tour with Osbourne for the subsequent four tours, and was a major stage presence throughout.^ Bill has his own web site at www.BILLWARD.com GEEZER BUTLER continued to shuffle between Ozzy Osbourne's band and Black Sabbath.
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.In 1989, Ozzy Osbourne performed as part of the Moscow Music Peace Festival.^ On August 12 and 13th of 1989, Ozzy played the Moscow Music Peace Festival.
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^ Ozzy performs with Coal Chamber on this track for the Peter Gabriel tribute and on the Coal Chamber record entitled Chamber Music.
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^ Aug.12-13/89 - Ozzy plays the Moscow Music Festival which benefits drug and alcohol programs.
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Nineties solo career

.While very successful as a heavy metal act through the 1980s, Osbourne sustained commercial success into the 1990s, starting with 1991's No More Tears, which enjoyed much radio and MTV exposure.^ No More Tears lyrics .
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^ No More Tears lyrics link .
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^ No More Tears Lyrics lyrics .
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.It also initiated a practice of bringing in outside composers to help pen Osbourne's solo material, instead of relying solely upon his recording ensemble to write and arrange the music.^ The album also includes one new track, "Back on Earth," which continues the musical setting similar to Ozzmosis (where Osbourne counts on synthesizers instead of guitars).
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^ Ozzy's lawyer claimed that this was nonsense and relied upon the First Amendment of the Constitution to argue that Ozzy could write about anything he wanted.
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^ Ozzy Osbourne Announces New Solo Album And A Musical .
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.The album was mixed by veteran rock producer Michael Wagener, who also mixed the Live and Loud album which followed in 1993. It went platinum four times over,[13] and ranked at number 10 on that year's Billboard rock charts.^ Live & Loud double album, 1993, Epic / Sony Live album from the No More Tours Tour.
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^ Changes + 2: Live and Loud Sampler CD single, 1993, Epic / Sony Promo only version of the above.
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^ Ozzy plays his last show at Costa Mesa, CA 1993 - Live and Loud is released to accompany his last tour.
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.Osbourne was awarded his only Grammy for the track "I Don't Want to Change the World" from No More Tears for Best Metal Performance of 1994.^ He would also win a Grammy award for the song, "I Don't Want to Change the World".
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^ I don't want to do that any more.
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^ Ozzy's song 'I Don't Want to Change the World' won him a Grammy award.
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[14]
.At this point Osbourne expressed his fatigue with the process of touring, and proclaimed his "retirement tour" (which was to be short-lived).^ Although Osbourne's live performances were still rock solid during the recording of this tour, Live at Budokan seems mighty excessive.
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^ Ozzy would name his Ozzmosis tour, "Retirement Sucks" in an obvious statement about his feelings towards his short lived retirement.
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.It was comically called "No More Tours", a pun on his No More Tears album.^ No More Tears - Amazon.com .
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^ Ozzy surprised everyone by calling the tour, "No More Tours".
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^ Ozzy's version appears on No More Tears.
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.Prior to the tour Mike Inez took over on bass and Kevin Jones on keyboards as Sinclair was touring with The Cult.^ The band now consisted of Zakk on guitar, Randy Castillo on drums and Mike Inez on bass.
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^ Halfway through the tour, Geezer left due to being homesick for his family and Mike Inez took his place.
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.Osbourne's entire CD catalogue was remastered and reissued in 1995. Also that year, he released Ozzmosis and went on stage again dubbing his concert performances "The Retirement Sucks Tour". The lineup on "Ozzmosis" was Wylde, Butler (who had just quit Black Sabbath again) and ex-Bad English, Steve Vai and Hardline drummer Deen Castronovo, now in Journey.^ Ozzmosis was released on September 1995.
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^ Black Sabbath went on to release many albums after Ozzy's departure.
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^ Ozzy's Retirement Sucks tour begins.
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.Keyboards were played by Yes's Rick Wakeman and producer Michael Beinhorn.^ There are still produced by Michael Beinhorn.
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^ The band recorded the album in Paris, and was produced by Michael Beinhorn.
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.The tour maintained Butler and Castronovo and saw Sinclair return, but a major change was new guitarist ex-David Lee Roth man Joe Holmes.^ David Lee Roth - Shoot It (4:13) 4377.
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^ So Joe Holmes as Ozzy's new guitar player and Geezer Butler on bass began the Retirement Sucks tour.
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^ Zakk was talking about playing with Guns and Roses so Ozzy decided to audition new guitarists, thinking Zakk would not be around for the tour.
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.Wylde was debating on an offer to join Guns N' Roses and Osbourne couldn't wait any longer and replaced him.^ The only positive of another one is to hear the intense live work of Zakk Wylde , who has been the cornerstone of Osbourne's sound longer than any other sideman he has ever worked with.
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.In early 1996, Butler and Castronovo left and Inez (by now in Alice In Chains since 1993)and Castillo filled in.^ Geezer Butler switched to playing bass guitar since Tony was now the lead guitar player.
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^ The band now consisted of Zakk on guitar, Randy Castillo on drums and Mike Inez on bass.
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.Ultimately, Faith No More's Mike Bordin and ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo joined on drums and bass respectively.^ Longtime Ozzy guitarist Zakk Wylde is back, this time with Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo and Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin supplying the rhythm.
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^ These versions had bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin on the remasters.
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^ We are hoping that more ex-pussers join the group, and make it an annual adventure.

A greatest hits package, The Ozzman Cometh was issued in 1997.
.Osbourne's biggest financial success of the 1990s was a venture named Ozzfest, created and managed by his wife/manager Sharon and assisted loosely by his son Jack.^ Sharon, his wife and manager had tried unsuccessfully to have Ozzy become an addition to Lollapolooza.
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^ After Sharon bought the rights and began to manage Ozzys career, she was making it clear that she wanted to call the band Ozzy Osbourne.
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^ With Ozzy still on the road on the Sabbath tour, Sharon Osbourne Management and SFX Entertainment.
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.Ozzfest was a quick hit with metal fans, spurring up-and-coming groups like Incubus and Slipknot to broad exposure and commercial success.^ Even the commercial pages run by record companies can't beat the Ozzy fan pages when it comes to the latest news.
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^ [Ozzy on the success of Ozzfest] "Musically they are completely uncompromising, and would rather starve than sell out to more commercial forms of music."
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^ Songs like "Desire" and "S.I.N." had an energetic, contemporary metal sound, and Osbourne effectively changed gears to turn out gentle ballads like "Mama, I'm Coming Home," which gave him his first U.S. Top 40 hit on his own.
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.Some acts shared the bill with a reformed Black Sabbath during the 1997 Ozzfest tour, beginning in West Palm Beach, Florida.^ Bill Ward quits Black Sabbath.
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^ Since 1997 when Geezer, Bill and myself rejoined the band, Black Sabbath has returned to its former glory as we headlined sold-out arenas and amphitheatres playing to upwards of 50,000 people at each show around the world.
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^ Throughout the last 12 years, it was my management representatives who oversaw the marketing and quality control of the “Black Sabbath” brand through OZZFEST, touring, merchandising and album reissues.
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.Osbourne reunited with the original members of Sabbath in 1997 and has performed periodically with them ever since.^ In 1997-98, the original members of Black Sabbath reunited, toured and released Reunion.
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^ The song features all original members of Black Sabbath in the Jim Simpson era.
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^ Sharon and Ozzy decided it would be cool to invite the other members of Black Sabbath for a reunion since this would be the end of it all.
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.Since its start, five million people have attended Ozzfest, which has grossed over US$100 million.^ Ozzfest beat out Lollapolooza for gross profits, ironic since Lollapolooza refused to have Ozzy as part of their tour.
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^ Ozzfest 1999 grossed 19 million (that's $19,000,000) in 1999.
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.The festival also helped promote many new hard rock and heavy metal acts of the late 1990s and early 2000s, including Korn, System of a Down, Drowning Pool, Limp Bizkit, Disturbed, HIM, Linkin Park, Atreyu, Papa Roach, Static X, P.O.D., Velvet Revolver, Godsmack, Seether, Avenged Sevenfold, Otep, and Slipknot.^ If you look at his albums lately, they really aren't heavy metal.
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^ When kids turn to heavy metal, sometimes though not always, it is a form of rebelling against a society or education system they dislike.
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^ Nothing short of revelatory, Blizzard of Ozz deservedly made Ozzy a star, and it set new standards for musical virtuosity in the realm of heavy metal.
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.Up until the 2006 tour, Osbourne was always the headlining artist (either solo or with Black Sabbath), and it has featured other artists such as Metallica, Danzig, Sepultura, Marilyn Manson, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Slayer, and Megadeth.^ The name "Black Sabbath" now has a worldwide prestige and merchandising value that it would not have had by continuing on the road it was on prior to the 1997 reunion tour.
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^ There were always far better heavy rockers around> Iron Maiden for a start.
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^ It featured Black Sabbath (headliner), Marilyn Manson, Pantera, Type O Negative, Fear Factory, Machine Head and Powerman 5000 on the main stage.
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.Ozzfest helped Osbourne to become the first hard rock and heavy metal star to hit $50 million in merchandise sales.^ Rating: Styles: Hard Rock Heavy Metal British Metal Neo-Classical Metal Album Rock Pop-Metal After Speak of the Devil , Tribute , Just Say Ozzy , Live & Loud , the Ozzfest collections, and both Osbourne-fronted Black Sabbath live discs, one would think that Ozzy had exhausted his concert-album appeal.
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^ Rating: Styles: Pop-Metal Album Rock Hard Rock Heavy Metal British Metal Neo-Classical Metal After Speak of the Devil , Tribute , Just Say Ozzy , Live & Loud , the Ozzfest collections, and both Osbourne-fronted Black Sabbath live discs, one would think that Ozzy had exhausted his concert-album appeal.
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^ Nothing short of revelatory, Blizzard of Ozz deservedly made Ozzy a star, and it set new standards for musical virtuosity in the realm of heavy metal.
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Down To Earth

.Osbourne's first album of new studio material in seven years, 2001's Down to Earth, met with only moderate success, as did its live follow up, Live at Budokan.^ Rumors indicate that the new Ozzy album will be titled INFERNO. Ozzy will begin work on it in September after the Ozzfest tour wraps up.
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^ And so, Ozzy finally got around to a new album original material, releasing Black Rain in the summer of 2007, a full six years after Down to Earth , his last album of originals, and well past the sell-by date of his TV show -- proof that this record isn't about cashing-in, it's about keeping the Osbourne machine rolling.
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^ A date of October 16 is announced for Ozzy's new studio album, 2000 having seen no album as previously thought.
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.In 2003, Osbourne recruited former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted after he left the band in 2000. Both Newsted and Osbourne were enthusiastic about recording an album together.^ During the recording of Blizzard of Ozz, the band was under the impression the name of the band would be Blizzard of Ozz and would feature Ozzy Osbourne.
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^ The band knew nothing about this and did not want the upside down cross, however they backed down from the record company's "wiser and higher" marketing methods.
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^ The band traveled up there in the middle of winter to record the album.
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.On 8 December 2003, Osbourne was rushed into emergency surgery at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, England when he had an accident with his all-terrain vehicle on his estate in Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire.^ On December 8th, 2003 Ozzy was riding his ATV on his Buckinghamshire, England estate.
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^ Ozzy, former thief, on his English home being broken into The year was 1948 and John Michael Osbourne was born on December 3rd in the industrial town of Birmingham, England to Jack and Lillian Osbourne.
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^ Ozzy gave the doctors at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, Berkshire a cheque for 50,000 pounds as a thank you for saving his life.
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.Osbourne broke his collar bone, eight ribs, and a neck vertebra.^ Hise security guard (Sam)revived Ozzy who wound up with eight broken ribs, a broken vertebra in his neck and a broken collarbone.
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An operation was performed to lift the collarbone, which was believed to be resting on a major artery and interrupting blood flow to the arm. .Sharon later revealed that Osbourne had stopped breathing following the crash and was resuscitated by Osbourne's then personal bodyguard, Sam Ruston.^ Tony Dennis - Ozzy's personal assistant Sam Ruston - Ozzy's security guard Melinda Varga - Housekeeper/nanny - Born June 5, 1977 in Melbourne, Australia.
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.While in hospital, Osbourne achieved his first ever UK number one single, a duet of the Black Sabbath ballad, "Changes" with daughter Kelly.^ Without any one of us, it's not Black Sabbath.
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^ CHANGES, the old Black-Sabbath song.
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^ As a result, Geezer came up with the idea to change their name to that of the Karloff movie, 'BLACK SABBATH' to avoid being confused with the other band named Earth.
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.In doing so, he broke the record of the longest period between an artist's first UK chart appearance (with Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", number four in August 1970) and their first number one hit: a gap of 33 years.^ Without any one of us, it's not Black Sabbath.
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^ He talks about the relationship between the two bands in the book, "The Story of Black Sabbath".
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^ The very first pub Sabbath played in as Black Sabbath was the Mermaid, in a region of Birmingham called Sparkbrook.
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.Since the accident, he has fully recovered and headlined the 2004 Ozzfest, where he again reunited with Black Sabbath.^ Since 1997 when Geezer, Bill and myself rejoined the band, Black Sabbath has returned to its former glory as we headlined sold-out arenas and amphitheatres playing to upwards of 50,000 people at each show around the world.
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^ In fact, Black Sabbath and Ozzy HAVE reunited for concerts, but both remain two separate bands.
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^ Sharon and Ozzy decided it would be cool to invite the other members of Black Sabbath for a reunion since this would be the end of it all.
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.In 2005, he released a box set called Prince of Darkness.^ The end result was a 4 CD set called the Prince of Darkness.
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^ Note: Ozzys marketing team FINALLY broke the habit of re-releasing when they released the Prince of Darkness package.
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^ His latest album is titled "Beyond Aston" (his hometown) which is set for release in 2005.
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.The first and second discs are collections of live performances, B-sides, demos and singles.^ Not available in the US. Shot in the Dark 7" single, 1986, CBS Associated Additional track is You Said It All (Live - from Mr. Crowley picture disc).
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.The third disc contained duets and other odd tracks with other artists, including "Born to Be Wild" with Miss Piggy.^ Born to be Wild one song, 1994, Jim Henson Records / BMG Ozzy does a "duet" with Miss Piggy on the record called Kermit Unpigged.
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^ Other artists on this disc include Vince Gill, Jimmy Buffett, and Don Henley.
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.The fourth disc is entirely new material where Osbourne covers his favourite songs by his biggest influences and favourite bands, including The Beatles, John Lennon, David Bowie and others.^ The album cover also set the stage for something entirely new from the band.
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^ The Osbourne Family Album is a compilation of favourite songs from each member of the family.
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^ To compensate for this, they did include some covers of other artists songs.
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.He and wife Sharon starred in yet another MTV show, this time a competition reality show entitled "Battle for Ozzfest". A number of yet unsigned bands send one member to compete in a challenge to win a spot on the 2005 Ozzfest and a possible recording contract.^ The shows were recorded for possible release in the future.
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^ Ozzy and Sharon's daughter Kelly's contribution to the cause was her solo album Shut Up , which dropped a mere eight months after the show's MTV debut.
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^ There is the very real possibility which we must consider, that the record company wanted to promote publicity and placed these tones in purposely, but this is not for me to prove or disprove.
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In 2004, Osbourne received an NME award for "godlike genius".
.Shortly after Ozzfest 2005, Osbourne announced that he will no longer headline Ozzfest.^ In 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2005 the original Black Sabbath reunited and toured on Osbourne's Ozzfest.
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^ Ozzy Osbourne To Headline Second Stage Of Ozzfest 2007?
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^ Judas Priest To Co-Headline Ozzfest 2008 with Ozzy Osbourne?
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.Although he announced his retirement from Ozzfest, Osbourne came back for one more year, 2006, albeit only closing for just over half the concerts, leaving the others to be closed by System of a Down.^ Ozzfest would be renewed for 5 more years.
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^ He only plays one concert that year at the Wormwood Scrubs prison.
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^ Ozzy announces he is going to retire and embarks on the "No More Tours" tour.
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.He also played the closing act for the second stage at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA on 1 July as well as Randall's Island, NY on 29 July.^ Ozzy Osbourne To Play Second Stage of Ozzfest 2006 In Devore, CA .
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.After the concert in Bristow, Virginia, Osbourne announced he would return for another year of Ozzfest in 2007. Tickets for the 2007 tour were offered to fans free of charge, which led to some controversy.^ Ozzfest would be renewed for 5 more years.
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^ Ozzfest 2007 Tour Dates Revealed .
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^ Ozzy Osbourne concert tickets Ozzy Osbourne lyrics Ozzy Osbourne tabs * These searches are not guaranteed to produce any results.
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.In 2008, Ozzfest was reduced to a one-day event in Dallas, Texas, where Osbourne played, along with Metallica and King Diamond.^ In 1992, the original members of Black Sabbath played three songs after one of Ozzy Osbourne's "retirement" concerts in Costa Mesa, California.
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^ They would play 7 shows a day, and write new material as they went along.
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.In 2005, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame along with Black Sabbath where he mooned the crowd because of their poor reception while they were playing.^ BLACK SABBATH continues to play Ozzfest annually as recently as 2005.
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^ We worked collectively to restore credibility and bring dignity back to the name “Black Sabbath” which lead to the band being inducted into the UK and US Rock & Roll Hall of Fames in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
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^ You see, Black Sabbath as Satanic and dark as the name sounded, had nothing to do with the devil when they chose their name.
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Black Rain

.In March 2006, he said that he hopes to release a new studio album soon with long time on-off guitarist, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society.^ Geezer released an album in 2005 titled OHMWORK. TONY IOMMI is still with Black Sabbath.
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^ A date of October 16 is announced for Ozzy's new studio album, 2000 having seen no album as previously thought.
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^ Longtime Ozzy guitarist Zakk Wylde is back, this time with Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo and Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin supplying the rhythm.
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.In October 2006, it was announced that Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Vinny Appice, and Geezer Butler would be touring together again, though not as Black Sabbath, but under the moniker Heaven and Hell (the title of Dio's first Black Sabbath album).^ Geezer released an album in 2005 titled OHMWORK. TONY IOMMI is still with Black Sabbath.
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^ Heaven & hell is awesome though I love Dio.
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^ He is currently playing with Ronny James Dio.
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.The response to the news on Osbourne's website was that Osbourne wished Tony and Ronnie well and that there is only one Sabbath.^ The album also includes one new track, "Back on Earth," which continues the musical setting similar to Ozzmosis (where Osbourne counts on synthesizers instead of guitars).
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^ There was one student at school named Tony Iommi whom Ozzy did not get along with.
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^ The only positive of another one is to hear the intense live work of Zakk Wylde , who has been the cornerstone of Osbourne's sound longer than any other sideman he has ever worked with.
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.Osbourne's album, titled Black Rain, was released on 22 May 2007. Osbourne's first new studio album in almost six years, it featured a more serious tone than previous albums.^ More products on Black Rain [Ticket Edition] » Back to the top Black Rain (Tour Edition) Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide Released: May 22, 2007 Label: Epic Rating: Styles: Hard Rock Heavy Metal To a certain extent, Ozzy Osbourne doesn't need to make new music -- and to a certain extent he hasn't, choosing to not record an album of original material in the years immediately after the reality TV show The Osbournes once again turned him into a household name.
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^ And so, Ozzy finally got around to a new album original material, releasing Black Rain in the summer of 2007, a full six years after Down to Earth , his last album of originals, and well past the sell-by date of his TV show -- proof that this record isn't about cashing-in, it's about keeping the Osbourne machine rolling.
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^ Back to the top Black Rain (Ticket Edition) Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide Released: May 22, 2007 Label: Epic Rating: Styles: Hard Rock Heavy Metal To a certain extent, Ozzy Osbourne doesn't need to make new music -- and to a certain extent he hasn't, choosing to not record an album of original material in the years immediately after the reality TV show The Osbournes once again turned him into a household name.
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"I thought I'd never write again without any stimulation...But you know what? .Instead of picking up the bottle I just got honest and said, 'I don't want life to go (to pieces)'", Osbourne stated in a Billboard interview.^ Randy showed up at Ozzy's audition and reportedly played for just five minutes before Oz said he was in.
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^ It was not likely they ever intended to make the big time, in fact Ozzy has said he was just happy to show his mother that his voice was recorded on a piece of vinyl.
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^ At one particular show they were growing fed up with the audience just sitting there and Bill picked up his drum set and threw it at the audience.
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Osbourne on tour in Japan
On 24 May 2007, Osbourne was honoured at the second annual VH1 Rock Honors, along with Genesis, Heart, and ZZ Top. .It was announced on 18 May 2007 that Osbourne would be the first inductee into The Birmingham Walk of Stars.^ Sharon decided it would be a good publicity stunt for Ozzy to walk into the office and throw two doves up into the air.
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^ May 15, 2002 - The Osbournes hold a press conference in New York to announce the release of a "Family Album" with Kelly's debut song.
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.In a ceremony conducted on 6 July 2007, a bronze star honouring Osbourne was placed on Broad Street in Birmingham, England, in his presence.^ The year was 1948 and John Michael Osbourne was born on December 3rd in the industrial town of Birmingham, England to Jack and Lillian Osbourne.
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^ Ozzy Osbourne is born in Aston, Birmingham, England Dec.
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.Ozzy Osbourne is the first artist to be honoured on Birmingham's Hollywood-style Walk of Fame.^ Ozzy and Black Sabbath marked the end of their first tour with the original members at the same venue where they started their reunion in December 1997 (Birmingham).
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^ April 12, 2002 - Ozzy receives his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum.
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^ Bill Cosby had this to say on the show: "First of all, all of you (media) need to stop with this Ozzy Osbourne.
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He was presented with the honour by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham. "I am really honoured," he said, "All my family is here and I thank everyone for this reception - I'm absolutely knocked out".[16]
.Osbourne was also a judge for the 6th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.^ Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, and Jack host the 30th Annual American Music Awards Jan.
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.In July 2008, it was announced that Ozzy Osbourne would be the recipient of the prestigious 'Living Legend' award in the Classic Rock Roll of Honour this year.^ Rating: Styles: Pop-Metal Album Rock Hard Rock Heavy Metal British Metal Neo-Classical Metal After Speak of the Devil , Tribute , Just Say Ozzy , Live & Loud , the Ozzfest collections, and both Osbourne-fronted Black Sabbath live discs, one would think that Ozzy had exhausted his concert-album appeal.
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^ During the recording of Blizzard of Ozz, the band was under the impression the name of the band would be Blizzard of Ozz and would feature Ozzy Osbourne.
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^ Would it be practical/plausible to approach the N.O.K. of other honour roll members and ask them to submit a suitable, not necessarilly formal, photo of their loved ones for inclusion on the site.

.Osbourne follows the likes of Jimmy Page and Alice Cooper.^ Alice Cooper Comments On "The Osbournes" .
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.On 20 August 2008, Affliction Clothing announced that Osbourne would be the musical guest at their 11 October Affliction: Day of Reckoning mixed martial arts event to be held at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.^ By: mix 94.1 las vegas .
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[18]

Current Events

In 2009 it was announced that there would not be an Ozzfest 2009, but that Ozzfest would return in 2010[19]
.Osbourne revealed in July 2009 that he was currently seeking a new guitar player.^ The 31 year old guitar player who hailed from New Jersey, would soon play a part in Ozzy's life.
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^ The album also includes one new track, "Back on Earth," which continues the musical setting similar to Ozzmosis (where Osbourne counts on synthesizers instead of guitars).
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^ So along with a slide guitar player named Jim Phillips and a saxophone player, they formed a new band.
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.While he states that he has not fallen out with Zakk Wylde, he said he felt his songs were beginning to sound like Black Label Society and fancied a change.^ Then I said it out loud - 3 times, quickly and it came to me - like a blast from a two badge PO. MRS3 - Medium Range System 3.

^ MY LITTLE MAN : A song Ozzy wrote for his son Jack, it sounds like it is a last goodbye to his son.
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^ As 2005 rolled around, there was talk of Black Label Society, Rob Zombie and Iron Maiden playing this 10th Anniversary of Ozzfest.
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[20]
Osbourne performed at the gaming festival, BlizzCon 2009.[21]
.Osbourne provides his voice and likeness to the 2009 video game, Brütal Legend, where he stars as The Guardian of Metal.^ There is also a screen "killer" (saver) and a "whack-a-mole"-like video game where you "whack Ozzy's bones".
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[22]
.Slash's new single to be released in January 2010 will feature Osbourne on vocals.^ May 15, 2002 - The Osbournes hold a press conference in New York to announce the release of a "Family Album" with Kelly's debut song.
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^ Ozzman Cometh double CD is released featuring some old Sabbath songs with alternative lyrics and a new song called "Back on Earth".
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^ Slash Solo Album To Feature Ozzy Osbourne .
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[23]
.On 2 November 2009, Osbourne and his wife Sharon were the guest hosts of WWE Monday Night Raw.^ He'll drop by the show again on Wednesday (January 27), when his wife Sharon co-hosts the latter part of the show.
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^ Sharon Osbourne hosted her own talk show in the fall and received $3-5 million.
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^ Another reader said this: "Don't quote me on this, but it has always been my belief (and my friends) that S.A.T.O. is Ozzy's wife's initials (Sharon Ann Theresa Osbourne???
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[24] The Osbournes were also a nominee for "Raw Guest Host of the Year" at the 2009 Slammy Awards, but lost to Bob Barker.[25]
.In December 2009 Osbourne announced a new album, titled Soul Sucka for release in June 2010 and that Ozzfest 2010 will return in July.^ June 11, 2002 - The Osbourne Family Album is released.
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^ Rumors indicate that the new Ozzy album will be titled INFERNO. Ozzy will begin work on it in September after the Ozzfest tour wraps up.
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^ Ozzy's voice seemed to give out at the Ozzfest gig in the New Jersey Meadowlands, so he cancelled his show for the Polaris Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio on June 17th.
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[26] However, after negative reception regarding the title, he decided to change it.[27]

Personal life

.Osbourne has been married twice and is the father of six children (five biological, and one adopted).^ Husband of Sharon Osbourne , he has five biological and two adopted children.
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^ Jack Osbourne ============= John Osbourne's father/Children's grandmother Stats: N/A Occupation: Tool-maker, Worked nights.
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^ Example Five ============ Ozzy Osbourne is urging fans to boycott a planned iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View airing of one of his concerts, set for Friday Nov.
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.He was first married to Thelma Riley (now a teacher in Leicestershire) and adopted her son, Elliot Kingsley (1966); together they had Jessica Starshine Osbourne Hobbs (20 January 1972) and Louis John Osbourne (1975).^ Louis is Ozzys son from his first marriage to Thelma.
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^ Ozzy also married his first wife, Thelma Riley and became a stepfather to her son, Elliot.
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^ (Blue Chip Records, New York) He has his own website at www.louisosbourne.com Louis was married Louise Lennon in Ireland on January 1st, 2004.
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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
.He later married Sharon Arden and had three children with her.^ July 4, 1982 - Ozzy marries his long time companion, Sharon Arden.
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.They are Aimee Osbourne (2 September 1983), Kelly Osbourne (27 October 1984) and Jack Osbourne (8 November 1985).^ Kelly Osbourne, born October 27, 1984, seems to have an appeal for the youth of today.
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^ In October 1984, a nineteen-year-old teenager named John M. shot himself in the head, while listening to Ozzy Osbourne's "Suicide Solution".
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^ Robert met Osbourne children Aimee and Kelly in school and became close friends with them.
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.They also took in family friend Robert Marcato after his mother died, but never legally adopted him.^ The Osbourne family 'adopted' him in a sense of the word and Sharon refers to him as 'Baby Osbourne'.
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^ Eric and his friends were so obsessed with the rock scene that, the very night before he died, they held a seance and attempted to contack(sic) the spirits of dead rock stars.
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^ He says he is never going to retire again: The next time that he retires will be when they lower him into the ground.
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Osbourne also has four grandchildren, Isabelle and Harry from his daughter Jessica and granddaughter Mia and grandson Elijah from son Louis. .He wrote a song for his daughter Aimee, which appeared as a b-side on the album Ozzmosis.^ The song appears on the Hey Stoopid album.
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^ The songs would be split so that both Zakk and Vai would appear on the album.
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^ See You on the Other Side CD single, 1996, Epic / Sony Tracks are See You on the Other Side (edit), See You on the Other Side (album version), Voodoo Dancer, Aimee.
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.He divides his time between Los Angeles and Buckinghamshire, England.^ By the time they reached Los Angeles, people had already heard about this "Black Sabbath".
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^ OLD LA TONIGHT : Written around the time of the LA riots, the song is about Los Angeles.
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.It was reported by the New York Times in 1992 that Osbourne was a member of the Church of England and prayed before each show.^ May 15, 2002 - The Osbournes hold a press conference in New York to announce the release of a "Family Album" with Kelly's debut song.
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^ In 1992, the original members of Black Sabbath played three songs after one of Ozzy Osbourne's "retirement" concerts in Costa Mesa, California.
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^ Fans of The Osbourne's may have noticed a new member to the family, Robert Marcato.
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.Osbourne achieved greater celebrity status by the unlikely success of his own brand of reality television.^ Eventually he broke down and cried because he realized that he could make it on his own without the other three Sabbath embers with whom he had paved the road to success.
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^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
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^ If you own all of Ozzy's albums, do you really also need The Ozzman Cometh, Ten Commandments, Bible of Ozz, Best of Ozz and The Essential Ozzy Osbourne?
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.The Osbournes, a series featuring the domestic life of Osbourne and his family (wife Sharon, children Jack and Kelly and special guest appearances from his son Louis, but not their eldest daughter Aimee, who declined to participate).^ Life was no different for the Osbourne family.
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^ For the Osbourne family, life was no different.
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^ Ozzy's father, Jack, who thought his son would either end up in prison or end up being someone very special, died knowing his son had made something out of himself.
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.The program became one of MTV's greatest hits.^ His plans now were to go back to the studio to release a 'Greatest Hits' package (early 1997) which will have his older songs and three new ones.
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^ His plans now are to go back to the studio to release a 'Greatest Hits' package (early 1997) which will have his older songs and three new ones.
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It premiered on 5 March 2002, and the final episode aired 21 March 2005.
.In 2002, Osbourne and wife Sharon were invited to the White House Correspondents' Association dinner by Fox News Channel correspondent Greta Van Susteren for that year's event.^ May 4, 2002 - Ozzy and Sharon are invited by one of their new fans, Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren, to the White House Press Correspondents Dinner.
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^ Ozzy was also invited to the White House for dinner with The President.
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^ Part of Osbourne's lengthy chat with Greta Van Susteren aired on the Fox network's "Pulse" newsmagazine and the rest was scheduled for Van Susteren's Fox News Channel show the next day.
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President Bush noted Osbourne's presence by joking: "The thing about Ozzy is, he's made a lot of big hit recordings – 'Party with the Animals', 'Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath', 'Facing Hell', 'Black Skies' and 'Bloodbath in Paradise'. Ozzy, Mom loves your stuff."[29]
He has over 15 tattoos. .The letters O-Z-Z-Y across the knuckles of his left hand was the first tattoo he gave himself, by means of a sewing needle and pencil lead.^ The first method (his knees and knuckles) was done using a piece of graphite (as in pencil lead) and a needle.
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^ While incarcerated there, Ozzy tattooed the now famous letters O-Z-Z-Y on his left knuckles and happy faces on his knees using sewing needle and a graphite slab.
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[4]
.Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are one of the UK's richest couples, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.^ The album is listed as Ozzy Osbourne / Randy Rhoads.
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^ Ozzy married his long time friend Sharon, on a Honolulu-Hawaii beach on July 4, 1982.
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^ To solve this problem, Ozzy dressed up in one of Sharon's evening gowns.
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.They ranked at number 458 in 2005, with an estimated £100 million earned from recording, touring and TV shows.^ They were featured in an ad for Pepsi Twist in front of an estimated 100 million viewers for the January 26th Superbowl.
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^ It was not likely they ever intended to make the big time, in fact Ozzy has said he was just happy to show his mother that his voice was recorded on a piece of vinyl.
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They ranked above most British music stars, such as Rod Stewart, George Michael, Robbie Williams, the Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, and Pink Floyd, Queen, and Dire Straits members.
.Osbourne experienced tremors for some years and linked them to his continuous drug abuse.^ In all fairness, he has lived a life of drug and alcohol abuse and done some very stupid things which people will always remember him for.
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In May 2005 he found out it was actually Parkin Syndrome, a genetic condition, the symptoms of which are very similar to Parkinson's disease. Osbourne will have to take daily medication for the rest of his life to combat the involuntary shudders associated with the condition.[30] .Osbourne has also shown symptoms of mild hearing loss, as depicted in the television show, The Osbournes, where he often asks his family to repeat what they say.^ The Osbournes is not exactly a family show.
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^ The execs at Epic Music were so impressed that they included her version of the Madonna song on 'The Osbourne Family Album' and she was offered her own album.
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^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
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.Osbourne is a supporter of English association football club Aston Villa, as he grew up in the Aston area close to Villa Park.^ Myself and a couple of mates turned up on the date at the time specified and the Naval Association was closed.

^ CONCLUSION ========== [4.0] Closing Remarks ** [4.1] Credits ** ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.0 INTRODUCTION ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 1968 ==== In a small German club, a band by the name of "Earth" is up on the stage.
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^ Closing Remarks [4.1] Credits --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.0 INTRODUCTION --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1968 ==== In a small German club, a band by the name of "Earth" is up on the stage.
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[31]
Ozzy published an autobiography in October 2009, titled I Am Ozzy.[8]

Career troubles

.Ozzy Osbourne found himself under fire in his controversial concert and stage acts that some parent-teacher associations, media content watchdog activist groups, including many Christian groups accused Osbourne of being a negative influence for teenagers.^ During the recording of Blizzard of Ozz, the band was under the impression the name of the band would be Blizzard of Ozz and would feature Ozzy Osbourne.
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^ With the Ozzfest tour over for 1997, Ozzy and Sharon released "The Ozzman Cometh" which featured some of his greatest hits and the release of some "basement tapes" Ozzy had found while cleaning house.
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^ There does seem to be two Ozzy Osbournes: The crazy madman on stage, and the puttering stuttering father/husband cleaning up after his wife's dogs.
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.They claimed messages on his songs, actions (the infamous "horned hand") and stage decorations are portrayals of devil worship and glorified Satanism, but Osbourne denies these accusations and he claims it was done in good fun, symbolizing teenage rebellion and done for shock value.^ You see, Black Sabbath as Satanic and dark as the name sounded, had nothing to do with the devil when they chose their name.
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^ The execs at Epic Music were so impressed that they included her version of the Madonna song on 'The Osbourne Family Album' and she was offered her own album.
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^ July 2002 - The Osbournes are sued by a producer named Gary Binkow, claiming they stole his idea for The Osbournes.
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.In actuality, Osbourne flashed a peace sign with each hand, while his Sabbath replacement, Ronnie James Dio, was better known for flashing the "horns". At least one scholar has compared the controversy surrounding Osbourne and accusations of Satanism to those leveled against the renowned occultist, Aleister Crowley, and how both were demonized by the media and the Christian Right for their antics.^ He is currently playing with Ronny James Dio.
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^ Ozzy is fired from Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio replaces him.
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^ RONNIE JAMES DIO has just come out with a new album titled "Angry Machines".
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Osbourne tempts the comparison with his song "Mr. Crowley". Both Osbourne and Crowley enjoyed the infamy of being labeled Satanists, though Osbourne firmly denies the charge. .Their antics have landed them such nicknames as The Prince of Darkness (Osbourne) and The Great Beast (Crowley), terms cited by critics to condemn both men as anti-Christian.^ Ozzy Osbourne - Prince of Darkness (4 Disc Box Set) new .

[32]
.Osbourne was since thought to have performed a song that promoted suicide.^ Ozzy Osbourne: "I Thought That You Had To Get Loaded To Make Songs" .
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.In 1985, California teenager John McCollum committed suicide while listening to Ozzy Osbourne's "Suicide Solution," a song about the dangers of alcohol abuse.^ SUICIDE SOLUTION : The dangers of alcohol.
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^ In October 1984, a nineteen-year-old teenager named John M. shot himself in the head, while listening to Ozzy Osbourne's "Suicide Solution".
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^ Daisley says he wrote the song as a warning to Ozzy about his drinking.
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.Although McCollum suffered clinical depression, his parents sued Ozzy Osbourne (McCollum v.^ Is any of the hype true, and as a parent should you be concerned if your child is listening to Ozzy Osbourne?
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^ While in the Betty Ford clinic for alcoholism, Ozzy stayed in a room with a mortician who cried all the time and was constantly depressed.
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^ If you are a parent, should you be concerned if Jimmy brings home an Ozzy Osbourne album?
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.CBS
[33]) for their son's death, claiming the lyrics in the song, "Where to hide, suicide is the only way out.^ Three lawsuits had been launched against Ozzy, claiming that his lyrics had caused youths to commit suicide.
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^ Best of Ozz CD, 1989, CBS / Sony Japanese only compilation with songs from Blizzard of Ozz through The Ultimate Sin.
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^ Three people had now taken their lives, and in each case it was Ozzy's 'Suicide Solution' song which was the focus as the cause of the deaths.
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.Don't you know what it's really about?"^ It depends on what kind of reunion you want to know about.
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^ What you probably don't know is that Ozzy had two shows before his debut under the band name of "Law".
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^ I didn't see any of it listed in your equipment summary so I thought I would let you know about it.

convinced McCollum to commit suicide. .The family's lawyer suggested that Osbourne should be criminally charged for encouraging a young person to commit suicide, but the courts ruled in Osbourne's favor saying there was no connection between the song and McCollum's suicide.^ Life was no different for the Osbourne family.
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^ For the Osbourne family, life was no different.
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^ The Osbourne Family Album is a compilation of favourite songs from each member of the family.
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Osbourne was sued yet again for the same reason in 1991 (Waller v. Osbourne), by the parents of Michael Waller, for $9 million, but the courts ruled in Osbourne's favor in that case as well.[34]
.He has also come under fire from former musicians such as Bob Daisley, Lee Kerslake, and Phil Soussan for not paying them royalties and giving them credit on the albums they played on.^ Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake played on it.
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^ With Bob Daisley on bass and Lee Kerslake on drums, they recorded an album, "Blizzard of Ozz", in England.
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^ Sharon has said that, Bob and Lee have been harassing and unjust to their family and this was why they were removed.
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[35][36] .Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake sued the Osbournes in 1986 for outstanding royalties from songs written for the Blizzard of Ozz releases, and for reinstatement of performance credits.^ Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake played on it.
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^ With Bob Daisley on bass and Lee Kerslake on drums, they recorded an album, "Blizzard of Ozz", in England.
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^ During the recording of Blizzard of Ozz, the band was under the impression the name of the band would be Blizzard of Ozz and would feature Ozzy Osbourne.
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.Litigation continued in 2002 when Daisley and Kerslake (and bassist Phil Soussan) once again sued for unpaid royalties.^ (Ed: Sounds fair enough) Kerslake and Lee would end up suing Don Arden and JET records for royalties.
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^ Kerslake and Daisley launched a $20 million lawsuit against Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne in 2002 for failure to properly compensate and credit the duo for their songwriting contributions.
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^ August 16, 2002 - The lawsuit brought against Ozzy by Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake was dismissed.
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.The Osbournes responded by erasing their contributions on the original masters and re-issuing new versions with the bass and drum tracks re-recorded by Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin.^ These versions had bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin on the remasters.
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^ The album is released in October as DOWN TO EARTH. It was produced by Tim Palmer, with guest appearances by drummer Mike Bordin, bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Zakk Wylde.
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^ She recorded the song with Incubus members Mike Einziger (guitar) and Jose Pasillas (drums).
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[37] .Phil Soussan also brought a lawsuit against Osbourne and even got into a physical confrontation with Sharon at Randy Castillo's funeral.^ Daisley alleges that Sharon and Ozzy never mentioned this to him and even offered to help in the lawsuit against Don Arden.
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^ Kerslake and Daisley launched a $20 million lawsuit against Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne in 2002 for failure to properly compensate and credit the duo for their songwriting contributions.
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^ August 16, 2002 - The lawsuit brought against Ozzy by Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake was dismissed.
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[38]

Incidents involving animals

.In 1981, after signing his first solo career record deal, Osbourne bit the head off a dove during a meeting with some record-company executives in Los Angeles.^ Well when Ozzy was fired, and Ozzy went solo, the record company said bye-bye to the Sabs.
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^ Some of Ozzy Osbourne's Favorites records are: Sgt.
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^ During the recording of Blizzard of Ozz, the band was under the impression the name of the band would be Blizzard of Ozz and would feature Ozzy Osbourne.
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[39] .Apparently he had planned to release doves into the air as a sign of peace, but due to being intoxicated at the time, he instead grabbed a dove and bit its head off.^ (Ozzy commenting on the time when he threw the midget into the bus's baggage compartment) The following year, "Diary of a Madman" was released.
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^ The bat lay still because of the spotlights on the stage, and so Ozzy picked it up, THINKING IT WAS A TOY RUBBER BAT. He bit into the bat, taking off its head.
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^ It is not known whether Sharon intended for Ozzy to actually bite the dove's head off or not.
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.He then spat the head out,[39][40] with blood still dripping from his lips.^ Am I Blood - Scar In The Head (3:39) 3336.
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.Despite its controversy, this act has been parodied and alluded to several times throughout his career and is part of what made Ozzy Osbourne famous.^ After Sharon bought the rights and began to manage Ozzys career, she was making it clear that she wanted to call the band Ozzy Osbourne.
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^ A fan made an Ozzy Osbourne Cabbage Patch Doll for Ozzy, complete with tattoos.
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^ Sharon Osbourne used to be manager of many other groups as well such as Gary Moore, but dropped them so she could spend more time with Ozzy.
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[41]
.He gained further notoriety on 20 January 1982, when he bit the head off a bat he thought was rubber while performing at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa.^ Ozzy bites the head off the bat.
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^ I'm not proud of biting the head off a bat.
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^ It also made the nation pay attention to Ozzy as well: After throwing one dove up in the air, Ozzy bit the head off of the other one.
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Rolling Stone magazine in 2004 ranked this incident number two on its list of "Rock's Wildest Myths."[42] While the Rolling Stone article stated the bat was alive, the woman who threw it onto the stage said it was brought to the show dead.[39] .According to Osbourne himself in the booklet to the 2002 edition of Diary of a Madman, the bat was not only alive but also managed to bite Osbourne, resulting in him having to take rabies shots.^ In October 1984, a nineteen-year-old teenager named John M. shot himself in the head, while listening to Ozzy Osbourne's "Suicide Solution".
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^ [Ozzy on Randy] I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that's OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
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^ Expanded Editions of Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Tribute and No More Tears are released in March.
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Alcohol abuse

.During a tour stop in Texas in 1982, while wearing future wife Sharon's dress, Osbourne drunkenly urinated on a cenotaph erected in honor of those who died at the Alamo across the street from the actual building.^ Ozzy, wearing a dress, urinates on the Alamo and goes to jail.
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^ I mean, I would never urinate at the Alamo at nine o'clock in the morning dressed in a woman's evening dress sober."
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^ A: He walked in with Sharon, who later became his wife, and [withheld] from Jet Records.
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[43] .A police officer arrested him,[41] and Osbourne was subsequently banned from the city of San Antonio for a decade.^ Ozzy plays San Antonio, TX after being banned for 10 years.
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^ Ozzy was arrested and charged with defiling a national monument and banned from playing in San Antonio any further.
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[44] .Osbourne's alcohol problem also came to a very serious peak in 1989 after he became violently drunk and attempted to strangle his wife and manager Sharon.^ A: He walked in with Sharon, who later became his wife, and [withheld] from Jet Records.
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^ Sharon, his wife and manager had tried unsuccessfully to have Ozzy become an addition to Lollapolooza.
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^ After Sharon bought the rights and began to manage Ozzys career, she was making it clear that she wanted to call the band Ozzy Osbourne.
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[41]

Print status of solo releases

.In the wake of a lawsuit by former band members Daisley and Kerslake over unpaid royalties for songwriting credit, Osbourne's catalogue was remastered and reissued again in spring 2001. This time, the original bass guitar and drum tracks on Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman were removed and re-recorded entirely by bassist Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society, currently of Metallica) and drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More).^ In retaliation, Ozzys label release remastered versions of Diary of a Madman and Blizzard of Ozz.
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^ With Bob Daisley on bass and Lee Kerslake on drums, they recorded an album, "Blizzard of Ozz", in England.
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^ She recorded the song with Incubus members Mike Einziger (guitar) and Jose Pasillas (drums).
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[45] .The pair also played on Osbourne's studio album, Down to Earth from 2001. Other releases, such as Speak of the Devil, The Ultimate Sin, Just Say Ozzy and Live and Loud were deleted from Osbourne's catalogue entirely, though they are still on iTunes.^ Speak of the Devil double album, 1982, Jet (US) This is a live album.
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^ Just Say Ozzy lyrics .
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^ Speak of the devil was released in November of 1982.
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Band members

Current members
Recording timeline
Role Album
Blizzard of Ozz
(1980)
Diary of a Madman
(1981)
Bark at the Moon
(1983)
The Ultimate Sin
(1986)
No Rest for the Wicked
(1988)
No More Tears
(1991)
Ozzmosis
(1995)
Down to Earth
(2001)
Black Rain
(2007)
TBA
(2010)
Guitars Randy Rhoads Jake E. Lee Zakk Wylde Gus G.
Bass Bob Daisley Phil Soussan Bob Daisley Geezer Butler Robert Trujillo Rob Nicholson
Drums Lee Kerslake Tommy Aldridge Randy Castillo Deen Castronovo Mike Bordin
Keyboards Don Airey Johnny Cook Don Airey Mike Moran John Sinclair Rick Wakeman Tim Palmer/Michael Railo Zakk Wylde Adam Wakeman

Discography

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John Michael Osbourne (born December 3, 1948), better known as Ozzy Osbourne, is an English musician, famous for his solo career and as lead singer of the band Black Sabbath.
^ The lead singer, Ozzy, decides to get their attention.
  • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
  • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Ozzy’s claim to fame was the lead singer of the heavy metal group Black Sabbath.
  • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Revolver : Will that be with BLACK SABBATH or your solo band?
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Says Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUCKETHEAD Auditioned For His Solo Band 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • I am a raging alcoholic, but I don't want my kids to do the same.^ [Ozzy] "I've come to the conclusion that people don't want to know the truth-that I'm a happily married man with three kids that I absolutely adore, and that what I do is entertain people.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

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    • The Osbournes television show.
  • I love you all; I love you more than life itself, but you're all fucking mad!^ Just think of all the traffic and friction from high heels during dances or banquets, or what happens if you're dragging heavy furniture or sound equipment.
    • Gym Floor Covers by Covermaster.net 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.covermaster.net [Source type: General]

    ^ This article is about more than Ozzy Osbourne.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Some people say MY LOVE cannot be true Please believe me, MY LOVE, and I'll show you I will give you those things you thought unreal .
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • The Osbournes television show.
  • Bubbles!^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Example Seven ============= A lawsuit is filed against the Osbournes regarding their television show by Threshold Television.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    Oh come on Sharon! .I'm fucking Ozzy Osbourne, I'm the Prince of fucking Darkness.^ Ozzy Osbourne - Prince of Darkness (4 Disc Box Set) new .

    ^ I says to Sabbath...all I did with Ozzy Osbourne was took my fucking thing right back to where it started.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Despite the millions of young people that love and virtually worship Ozzy, there is no real purpose, nor peace in the dark soul of Ozzy Osbourne.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    Evil! Evil! What's fucking evil about a shitload of bubbles!? .
    • The Osbournes television show.
  • We are not going to continue until we hear the fucking roof rattle.^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Whether this is true or not, she continues to occupy space in the Osbournes home on their reality TV show.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

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    • Black Sabbath Reunion Disc 2 Iron Man intro (track 5)
  • I like the word fuck.^ Iron Man ( Black Sabbath song, with Therapy?
    • Ozzy Osbourne 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Iron Man (live) ( Black Sabbath song) .
    • Ozzy Osbourne 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Psycho Man (performed by Black Sabbath ) .
    • Ozzy Osbourne 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

    .Fucking deal with it and move on to the first fucking question you have.^ I left first, but my lawyer said to me, "If you leave, you voluntary fucking leave.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I said, "Listen, you cunt, there's never been a fucking 57- year-old rock star -- I'm going to fucking be the first."
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I got to this lunatic asylum and this guy says to me, first question: "Do you masturbate?"
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Interview
  • I can honestly say, all the bad things that ever happened to me were directly, directly attributed to drugs and alcohol.^ [Jim Simpson commenting on Ozzy when he was with Sabbath] I can honestly say, all the bad things that ever happened to me were directly, directly attributed to drugs and alcohol.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ In all fairness, he has lived a life of drug and alcohol abuse and done some very stupid things which people will always remember him for.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I says to Sabbath...all I did with Ozzy Osbourne was took my fucking thing right back to where it started.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I mean, I would never piss on a piece of stone at the fucking Alamo at nine o'clock in the morning dressed in a woman's evening dress sober.^ I mean, I would never urinate at the Alamo at nine o'clock in the morning dressed in a woman's evening dress sober."
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I can't even organise myself to get dressed in the morning, let alone an important function like this!!

    I mean I know I'm a fucking crazy-ass but still. .
    • MTV News Online, 1992
  • All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don't subscribe to any of that.^ Don't settle for heavy metal cranks because if dropped accidentally, it will injure your feet and damage your hardwood floors.
    • Gym Floor Covers by Covermaster.net 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.covermaster.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Though not a movie, Ozzy appeared in The Decline of Western Civilization - Part 2 which was a documentary about heavy metal directed by Penelope Spheeris, a well known producer.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You can pull out all of Ozzy's albums, glance at the cover pictures and album titles and dismiss him as a devil worshipper in a heavy metal band.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    It's all just music. .I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties.^ Despite the ever-changing world of heavy metal, Ozzy has a strangely timeless sound that he does not stray from on this record.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Album - Ask.com 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ His squealing leads and chunky guitar sounds great here, displaying a talent for pure heavy metal that few other players can live up to in 2002.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Album - Ask.com 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Aided by producer Max Norman, Rhoads had a biting guitar sound that was 100% heavy metal.
    • No Life Til Metal - CD Gallery - Ozzy Osbourne 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.nolifetilmetal.com [Source type: General]

    Who's to say what is and isn't a certain type of music?
    • Guitar World Issue 37, 2000
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Ozzy Osbourne
  • I push this one button and the shower goes on and I think, where the fuck am I?
    • The Osbournes television show
  • I live in a 9 million dollar turd.^ They kept on asking, they kept on pushing for it, and I think eventually they just must have thought "Oh fuck it, let's just get rid of Daisley as well.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ozzy Osbourne : "One big problem I've got is finding a good guitar player to write with.
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Says Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUCKETHEAD Auditioned For His Solo Band 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ One of the most frightening and alarming things, I've ever read, is an interview with Ozzy Osbourne in Oui magazine (March 1982).
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • We're the Osbournes, and I love it.^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Example Seven ============= A lawsuit is filed against the Osbournes regarding their television show by Threshold Television.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

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  • I hate these fucking stretch bastards junk pimp mobiles!^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Example Seven ============= A lawsuit is filed against the Osbournes regarding their television show by Threshold Television.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

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  • Turn that thing off, its driving me mad!^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Louis doesnt have his own television show nor does he drive luxury cars.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

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  • International rock star - gravy maker extraordinaire.^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Example Seven ============= A lawsuit is filed against the Osbournes regarding their television show by Threshold Television.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

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  • You don't need to hire a dog therapist, you just need to wake up at 7 am and open the fucking door!^ You don't have to sing; you don't have to fucking play.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In the gym it’s even more embarrassing because you were just going to show everyone how well you bench press.
    • Gym Floor Covers by Covermaster.net 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.covermaster.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Randy showed up at Ozzy's audition and reportedly played for just five minutes before Oz said he was in.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

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  • Well, its not that bad.^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Example Seven ============= A lawsuit is filed against the Osbournes regarding their television show by Threshold Television.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    I thought she was going to show me a picture of uhhhh...an eagle on her ass or something. .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • All you have to do is say Fuck Off when the vagina doctor calls.^ "Some people say MY LOVE cannot be true Please believe me, MY LOVE, and I'll show you I will give you those things you thought unreal .
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You fooled all the people with magic You waited on Satan's call .
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You see a perfectly normal kid there who doesn't show any signs of depression at all.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    • The Osbournes television show
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Ozzy Osbourne with his wife Sharon
  • [To Kelly, after he's become suspicious] You haven't been playing doctors and nurses have you?^ Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly, and Jack host the 30th Annual American Music Awards Jan.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Sharon Osbourne (Ozzy's wife and manager) several years ago created a rock concert in tribute to Ozzy called Ozzfest.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For Jack and Kelly, Sharon and Ozzy, they've become people we can identify with.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    • The Osbournes television show
  • Its like Dr. Doolittle in this fucking house here. .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • No we won't -- no we won't break the law Sharon.^ So it would seem that it's become acceptable for the Osbournes to run from talk show to talk show and discuss Sharon's health.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Make no mistake about it, Sharon Osbourne is a shrewd marketer and I wouldn't put any dirty trick past her.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

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  • Weather in Afghanistan, 2000 degrees and cloudy.^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Example Seven ============= A lawsuit is filed against the Osbournes regarding their television show by Threshold Television.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    What the fuck am I doing? I'm stuck on the weather channel. .AHHH!
    • The Osbournes television show
  • How the fuck you feed a tree?...What...you put a ham sandwich on the tree?^ It sounds egotistical, but given the right frame of mind and the right fucking mental attitude...How d'you think these assholes like Billy Graham get on?
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Playmate Nicole Narain shows you how to get in your girl's good graces for Valentine's...
    • Ozzy Osbourne - In My Life | SPIKE 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The next time you speak to Rod Stewart, ask him, "How many times a fucking week do you feel knackered?"
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • [after one of his dogs urinated in the bedroom] Who pissed!!?^ The only positive of another one is to hear the intense live work of Zakk Wylde , who has been the cornerstone of Osbourne's sound longer than any other sideman he has ever worked with.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Album - Ask.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But it is a very good one, and new fans attracted by the TV show who wonder what his music is like will get an accurate representation of it here.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Album - Ask.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    Who pissed on my fucking carpet!?! That bastard fucking dog man. I'm going to throw you in the pool! .Get the fuck out of my house!^ That's not my fucking style, man.- Burn out with a flash.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My mother freaked out; there was a whole big deal, fucking fights and scenes and stuff.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So you- gotta fucking work it out in my own head.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Why do they do it Sharon?^ Sharon has said that, Bob and Lee have been harassing and unjust to their family and this was why they were removed.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    Whats the deal man? It's a fucking terrorist man! It's fucking part of Bin Laden's gang! Fucking Ali Baba used to go work on this rug. .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • [hugging Sharon] Merry xmas....now fuck off.^ Ozzy is now a household name, a television show, and books.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ So it would seem that it's become acceptable for the Osbournes to run from talk show to talk show and discuss Sharon's health.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

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  • I like warming my butt by the fire.^ Ozzy Osbourne Talks About New Television Show .
    • Ozzy Osbourne - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • [while lighting a fire on the beach] Fuck!^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Example Seven ============= A lawsuit is filed against the Osbournes regarding their television show by Threshold Television.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    Go to Alaska! No, no, no, no. You fucking asshole ocean! No! .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • I've had this TV for 7 years, this is how it works.^ Revolver : Ozzfest was a huge success again this year, but did you ever worry that your fans would feel excluded by the success of the TV show and your acceptance by the mainstream?
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Says Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUCKETHEAD Auditioned For His Solo Band 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Whether this is true or not, she continues to occupy space in the Osbournes home on their reality TV show.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    Power on - it comes on. Simple clicker, volume control - piece of piss. Works every time.... what the fuck's this? What am I doing? JACK!! .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • I've done a lot worse than jump off piers, son.^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ These older bookings were for a lot less money than the usual fee, now around 2000 pounds per show.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
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    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    Like throw a television out the window. .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • Let me explain something to you - you have not been standing in front of thirty thousand decibals for thirty-five years - write me a note!^ Revolver : Ozzfest was a huge success again this year, but did you ever worry that your fans would feel excluded by the success of the TV show and your acceptance by the mainstream?
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Says Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUCKETHEAD Auditioned For His Solo Band 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (That is NOT a misprint: 1 year to write the titles without composing a single musical note).
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Says Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUCKETHEAD Auditioned For His Solo Band 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just a quick note to let you know I will unfortunately not be attending the reunion.

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    • The Osbournes television show
  • Nobody tells me fuck all!^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I says to Sabbath...all I did with Ozzy Osbourne was took my fucking thing right back to where it started.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • This will end in tears.^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Ozzy Osbourne Talks About New Television Show .
    • Ozzy Osbourne - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • The Osbournes television show
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Ozzy Osbourne's star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars on Broad Street, Birmingham, England
  • The downside of being outrageous is that you have to go around explaining your fucking self to people.^ Good God, Bob, how could you even stand being in the same country as those people?
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ OZZY: ...It's hard to try and explain, on this vast continent you live in, that where we used to live is a ghetto.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'm thinking I've got no shoes on my feet -- I'm walking around in fucking rags.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If you're too cocky, somebody might just pull out a fucking gun and cock it and blow your fucking face off.^ You're just wrong.
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Says Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUCKETHEAD Auditioned For His Solo Band 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just think of all the traffic and friction from high heels during dances or banquets, or what happens if you're dragging heavy furniture or sound equipment.
    • Gym Floor Covers by Covermaster.net 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.covermaster.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Such a talented player with so much taste, knows when to blow your face off and knows when to chill.
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Says Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUCKETHEAD Auditioned For His Solo Band 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    You gotta be really careful what you bite off. .Don't bite off more than you can chew.^ It will only leave you empty and – more dead than alive.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You could honestly be more able to jump over the moon, or drink the Pacific Ocean than to be totally satisfied without the Lord Jesus Christ.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    It's a dangerous world. .
    • Rolling Stone Online, May 1997
  • ...the other day, I went to a chiropractor.^ (Ozzy, Rolling Stone Online, May 1997) "It's good fun and it's had great rewards.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Rolling Stone magazine , May 9, 2002, p.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ While Tony did not appear on any of Tull's albums, he did make an appearance at the "Rolling Stone's Rock and Roll Circus" which was never released, because the Stones were upstaged by other acts.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    He's just a regular chiropractor. .Whenever I meet someone who doesn't know me, they say, 'Oh you're the guy who bites the heads off everything.'^ Daisley: I know what you're saying.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Powerman 5000 - They Know Who You Are (3:04) 4566.
    • Winamp Generated PlayList 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.brismetal.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If they ever say we're money grubbing...
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    I get kind of cheesed off with it, but at least they remember. .The thing that pisses me off is that that's not what I'm about.^ I mean, you're understandably pissed about having your work erased and being ripped off, but you're still practically mellow about it all.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If that's what you think Ozzy Osbourne's about, then you're way off.^ Just think of all the traffic and friction from high heels during dances or banquets, or what happens if you're dragging heavy furniture or sound equipment.
    • Gym Floor Covers by Covermaster.net 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.covermaster.net [Source type: General]

    ^ This article is about more than Ozzy Osbourne.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ YOU'RE NO DIFFERENT : People who put down Ozzy, take a look at yourself before judging others.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Launch.com, October 10, 1998
  • I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane.^ "I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane."
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ There’s absolutely no fun in getting injured and not being able to keep doing what you love, but some of the ways we get injured are quite odd.
    • Gym Floor Covers by Covermaster.net 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.covermaster.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Randy Rhoads died in a plane crash on the Diary of a Madman tour (March 1982).
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Guitar World Issue 37, 2000
  • I've had every known chemical--cocaine, booze--and tobacco is the hardest one in the world for me to quit.^ It had to come out, and it eventually did in that song – and then there was only one possible name for the band, really!’" (Geezer Butler, Guitar World , July 2001, p.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000) "A lot of other bands just have guys in the crowd.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And all that bullshit Ozzy came up with recently, in the March issue of Guitar World Magazine, those were blatant lies.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    You watch old flicks? .It's suggestion by looking at something: You see a cigarette, and it makes you want to smoke!^ And you do want your covers to look like new every time you unroll them!
    • Gym Floor Covers by Covermaster.net 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.covermaster.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Just because you guys want to see what he really looks like.
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Says Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUCKETHEAD Auditioned For His Solo Band 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ By the way, I think you said something earlier and I just want to make sure I got it right.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Launch.com October 10 2003
  • I miss the lack of melody [in current music] as well.^ Name: Ron Hobba Telephone: Email: r.birdie@optusnet.com.au Subject: Season Grleetings Date: 10 Dec 2003 .

    ^ Name: Mat Holzl Telephone: 1800623197 Email: MRHOLZL@bigpond.com Subject: VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL (BOWRAL) Date: 10 Dec 2003 .

    .I mean, a lot of people think I'm crazy for liking Creed and I like them purely because they sing!^ "A lot of people think that.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now that's going to be very interesting to a lot of people because of all the strange things surrounding that song, with the kid committing suicide and what people thought it was about.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now, that's not to say, I think to say 'fuck this' or 'fuck you' a lot more, so it should be entered into the English language, because it has a lot more impact when you say, 'I fucking hate this thing.'"
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    I mean, the singer of Creed sings like the guy from Pearl Jam, very close kind of voice. But I like the fact that Creed sing. .I don't care if they're a Bible band, Satan band…
    • MTV.com, 2002
  • Here's the thing.^ He was drunk, he was on drugs, he was just a waste of space while he was in Sabbath, and they said "Aw, fuck this, we're not getting anywhere," and that's why Sabbath's career was going downhill.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There'll be a blister-here tomorrow, and I don't care.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The thing is, if they just said to me "Come in and re-record what you did back then," I couldn't even do it.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    I always hear that whole 'metal is dead' crap. The truth of the matter is that when we started the Ozzfest, media-wise, yes, metal was dead. But as far as the kids went, it was still huge. .It was just that radio and MTV decided it wasn't in vogue with what they wanted to do at the time, so the average person didn't hear too much about it.^ By the time they reached Los Angeles, people had already heard about this "Black Sabbath".
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Cosmik: Yep, which is what I thought it was at the time, and in fact didn't know any better until just recently.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The band knew nothing about this and did not want the upside down cross, however they backed down from the record company's "wiser and higher" marketing methods.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .That's why when it comes to picking the new acts each summer, we have people out there on the internet and in the clubs looking for good music and finding bands that people are excited about.^ Cosmik: It may not be an upside financially, but all across the Internet, people are talking about this, people are comparing the recordings and believe me, nobody is deleting your performances on the Internet.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ RONNIE JAMES DIO has just come out with a new album titled "Angry Machines".
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Ozzy Osbourne : "One of my big fears about the Ozzfest after the success of 'The Osbournes' was that I wondered if the audience would think I'm an asshole, or that people would come along expecting to see a Vegas cabaret act, because that's not what I'm about at all!
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OZZY OSBOURNE Says Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUCKETHEAD Auditioned For His Solo Band 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I want to know what the kids are into, because I don't trust the industry.^ Editor: This section has been included into the biography because I want people to know who Robert's mother was and to read how strong she was.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You ain't going to stop me...I'd be one of those bangos, and I don't want that to happen, because what a tragedy.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'm a moody bastard,because I want people around me, but I don't.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Guitar World Issue 37, 2000
  • I'm about caring, I'm about people, and I'm about entertaining people.^ However we live in a world where people are free to make their own minds up about what they believe.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000) "A lot of other bands just have guys in the crowd.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And all that bullshit Ozzy came up with recently, in the March issue of Guitar World Magazine, those were blatant lies.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    I'm a family man. A husband. A father. .I've been a lot of other things over the years, which we don't really want to talk about.^ "I really wish I knew why I’ve done some of the things I’ve done over the years.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Probably not avaliable in the US. Don't Blame Me video cassette, 1991, SMV Enterprises Mostly interview footage of Ozzy and friends talking about his career.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I keep saying to my wife, 'It's just getting bigger and bigger and bigger and I want to do other things.'
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .I'm always working on trying to better myself, you know?^ You'll need to accept cookies to make it work correctly, otherwise it will always show '1'.

    I think that that is an ongoing thing with me. I think I'll do that for the rest of my life. I'm always thinking of what I can do today to better my life. .
    • Launch.com October 30, 1998
  • I kept hearing that metal is dead and Ozzy's dead and people that like Ozzy are dead.^ Name: John 'Ozzy' Osborne Telephone: Email: jaynar@austarnet.com.au Subject: ASM for NWIO Date: 30 Dec 2003 .

    ^ Name: John 'Ozzy' Osborne Telephone: Email: jaynar@austarnet.com.au Subject: viruses Date: 30 Jan 2004 .

    ^ The Word of God says in 1 Timothy 5:6 that person, like Ozzy and some of you, that lives for pleasure is "dead" while they live.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    I have never had an empty seat. .I've always sold out, so who's saying it's all over?^ Think back to the Greenies messes of old, there we always those that had their say and those that generally listened, but we were all members of the mess.

    ^ They've a new thing in England called hospices, that when you've got a terminal disease they keep you whacked out all the time.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ People all over the world say, 'You're the guy who kills creatures?
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    • CNN May 26, 1998
  • I don't consider myself a great singer--but I have a connection with the audience. There's the artist, and then a void and the audience; but I like to be part of the audience. I'd like to be them, and I'd like them to be me for an hour and a half. .I get criticized for being the antichrist, causing kids to commit suicide, but that's total bullsh-t.^ Three lawsuits had been launched against Ozzy, claiming that his lyrics had caused youths to commit suicide.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Now that's going to be very interesting to a lot of people because of all the strange things surrounding that song, with the kid committing suicide and what people thought it was about.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    My intentions are not that. .Every year they have Halloween, and all I do is take Halloween night out on the road every night.^ OZZY: I sat in a room and got drunk every day, listening a guy over the road playing fucking "Iron Man" every night.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They've a new thing in England called hospices, that when you've got a terminal disease they keep you whacked out all the time.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Look at him and how fried his brains are from taking drugs all those years and everyone will say, 'I don't want to be like that.'"
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    It's like a Halloween party every night. If that was the case on Halloween night, the police cells would be full--everyone would have turned Satanic for the night! .
    • Launch.com October 8 2003
  • It took a lot of water to down just that fucking bat's head, let me tell you.^ [Vertigo Sab Promo] "My mother was an amateur singer, my father was an amateur drunk" [1985] "It took a lot of water to down just that fucking bat's head, let me tell you.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They kept on asking, they kept on pushing for it, and I think eventually they just must have thought "Oh fuck it, let's just get rid of Daisley as well.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He'll get a totally new band together, and he'll fucking' I'll tell you what I think: he'll have Cozy Powell on drums...
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It's still stuck in my fucking throat, after all these years.^ It's still stuck in my fucking throat, after all these years.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ All my relations I haven't seen since fucking day one.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They're all drinking tea, and fucking kissing my father in his coffin.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .People all over the world say, 'You're the guy who kills creatures?^ You think all the people Who worship you are blind.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Daisley: I know what you're saying.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People all over the world say, 'You're the guy who kills creatures?
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    You still do it? .You do it every night?'^ You do it every night?'
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .It happened fucking once, for Christ's sake.^ It happened fucking once, for Christ's sake."
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Rolling Stone Online, May 1997
  • When we did that album (Vol.^ (Ozzy, Rolling Stone Online, May 1997) "It's good fun and it's had great rewards.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Tony booked a studio in Toronto, Ontario because it was where the Rolling Stones had recorded one of their albums.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Sound Interchange -- we go there because the Rolling Stones had mixed their live album, where they're biting each other's arms, or something.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .4) it was like one big Roman orgy-we'd be in the Jacuzzi all day doing coke, and every now and then we'd get up to do a song.^ All my relations I haven't seen since fucking day one.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now that's going to be very interesting to a lot of people because of all the strange things surrounding that song, with the kid committing suicide and what people thought it was about.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You get comments like, "Oh, it looks like you're going to be the last one to go," all this crap.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Guitar World Issue 37, 2000
  • Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?'^ Somebody said to me the other night, I saw the Stones at fucking Dallas, or something, and the fucking thing was a pile of crap, but Jagger has got the best charisma in the fucking world.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They phoned me up at fucking 2:00 in the morning and said, "Your father's dead."
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Somebody grabbed me and said: 'What you're doing is not only illegal but it's inhumane.'
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    I don't know. .I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better.^ I thought I'd blown the biggest thing in my life, the only one crack I'd ever get out of the fucking suburban shithole.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Suicide Solution ----------------------------------------------------------------------- "I swear on my kid's life I never said 'get the f***ing gun'" ...Ozzy on his Suicide Solution song "They know what they are putting out.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Suicide Solution --------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I swear on my kid's life I never said 'get the f***ing gun'" ...Ozzy on his Suicide Solution song "They know what they are putting out.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    By all accounts I should be dead! .The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!^ I've just spoken to my wife -- my ex-wife -- put the phone down and the door knocks.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In all fairness, he has lived a life of drug and alcohol abuse and done some very stupid things which people will always remember him for.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I have a vision that I just can't control I feel I've lost my spirit and sold my soul That I'm facing hell Gets Me Through by Ozzy Osbourne .
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Now, some rare fly will fly over me, crap on my shoulder, and I'll drop dead, you know?^ That kid was my lifeline, you know?
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Man, if I were you my shoulders would be weighed down with chips.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Buy this crap, and we're not gonna let you know until you've bought it that it's not the original band and these aren't the original recordings."
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    My life story is a real-life story. .
    • Launch.com, October 30, 1998
  • I have a message for anyone coming to the Ozzfest this summer (Summer, 2000): If you're planning to jump up onstage during my set, please do not give me any bear hugs, because they fucking hurt.^ The credits that they fucked up on Diary were...
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I get up to ten messages a day which dont get through due to my anti virus program.

    ^ Just think of all the traffic and friction from high heels during dances or banquets, or what happens if you're dragging heavy furniture or sound equipment.
    • Gym Floor Covers by Covermaster.net 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.covermaster.net [Source type: General]

    Listen to me, I'm dead serious. .On the first night of last year's tour, this enormous guy jumped up onstage and gave me a huge bear hug.^ He gave up touring for a while to concentrate on freelancing.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ My fiancee, Sharon, who is also my manager, who is also now apparently my ex-fiancee, because I blew it last night, bears the brunt of what I am.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He crushed 3 of my ribs and I had to do the whole tour in absolute agony. .I couldn't believe it, the first fucking show!^ They said, "Listen: we believe in you, but you've got to fucking pull yourself together; you've got to show us that you can do it."
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Guitar World Issue 37, 2000
  • I have a saying.^ (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000) "A lot of other bands just have guys in the crowd.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And all that bullshit Ozzy came up with recently, in the March issue of Guitar World Magazine, those were blatant lies.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    .'Never judge a book by its cover'. I say that because I don't even know who Ozzy is.^ Ozzy never says "Why don't you kill yourself".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ YOU'RE NO DIFFERENT : People who put down Ozzy, take a look at yourself before judging others.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Daisley alleges that Sharon and Ozzy never mentioned this to him and even offered to help in the lawsuit against Don Arden.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .I wake up a new person every day.^ During the recording of Volume 4, the band sat around in a Jacuzzi snorting coke all day and would get up every so often to record a new song.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ He was such a dynamic player and I'd rather not talk about it anymore because it cuts me up every day of my life.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .But if you've got a fantasy of Ozzy, who am I to say?^ YOU'RE NO DIFFERENT : People who put down Ozzy, take a look at yourself before judging others.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The Word of God says in 1 Timothy 5:6 that person, like Ozzy and some of you, that lives for pleasure is "dead" while they live.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Daisley: Well, that's it, you know, I SAW Ozzy in the press and on TV say "I wrote that song about Bon Scott."
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I mean, if you think I sleep upside-down in the rafters and fly around at night and bite people's throats out, then that's your thing.^ Cosmik: It may not be an upside financially, but all across the Internet, people are talking about this, people are comparing the recordings and believe me, nobody is deleting your performances on the Internet.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When Britney Spears is 48, do you think she will still have sell out concerts?
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Ozzy: "Well, you kinda stick a knife in there and hold out your cup.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But I can tell you now, all I ever wanted was for people to come to my concerts and have a good time.^ We've had people from time to time just come in.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I now receive you as my Savior.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Some people say MY LOVE cannot be true Please believe me, MY LOVE, and I'll show you I will give you those things you thought unreal .
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I don't want anyone to harm themselves in any way, shape or form-and my intentions are good whether people want to believe it or not.^ I'm a moody bastard,because I want people around me, but I don't.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But I don't think I do a bad job; I don't think I fucking give people harm.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ [Ozzy] "I've come to the conclusion that people don't want to know the truth-that I'm a happily married man with three kids that I absolutely adore, and that what I do is entertain people.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    I'm not going to suddenly become a Jesus freak or anything. But I do have my beliefs and my beliefs are certainly not satanic. .
    • Rolling Stone Online, May 1997
  • There is something fucking unbelievable about seeing all of the fans go crazy and chanting 'Ozzy!'^ (Ozzy, Rolling Stone Online, May 1997) "It's good fun and it's had great rewards.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Rolling Stone magazine , May 9, 2002, p.
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What's all that fucking going on about fucking Britt Ekland?
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I would pay to see them..
    • askmen.com, 2002
  • When you're young, you're stupid. You do silly things. I did it (the O-Z-Z-Y tattoo across his knuckles) when I was 14. I was in jail for something. I could have had it removed, but why? It's my trademark. .People stop me and say, 'Let me have a look at your hand.'^ Ozzy and Sharon would pull me aside at the end of the gig and say "Look, let's get rid of Lee.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If I kill myself doing what I do for a living, if people want to fuck me up, say whatever they like, it's their privilege -- it's your privilege.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ozzy has said that people would go around saying, "if you go to San Francisco be sure to wear a flower in your hair".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    • Launch.com October 30, 1998
  • The idea of a band nowadays is 5 pretty boys, one with a tattoo, one with a shaved head, and on and on. What the fuck is that? .I mean, I like Britney Spears, I think she's pretty, but I'm not from the Mickey Mouse Club-I'm from the Godzilla Club!^ When Britney Spears is 48, do you think she will still have sell out concerts?
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Guitar World Issue 37, 2000
  • There's not a stupidest thing--I've dressed in women's clothes, I've dressed as a Nazi.^ (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000) "A lot of other bands just have guys in the crowd.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    I've gone onstage naked. .I've gone on so drunk I didn't even know I did a show.^ It has been said that the band did not even know they were to play the show.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Those who didn't know who Ozzy was before the show surely know now.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .I've done so many stupid things, but it's all part of Ozzy.^ Speaking of all the crazy things you can use your school gym for, what is the craziest idea you've ever had?
    • Gym Floor Covers by Covermaster.net 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.covermaster.net [Source type: General]

    ^ In all fairness, he has lived a life of drug and alcohol abuse and done some very stupid things which people will always remember him for.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ An interesting note: Ozzy also plays the parts of all the main characters in the video.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    I never pre-planned 99.9% of the things I've done. Some were drastically wrong, some were drastically right. .I don't know if you saw the VH1 thing [VH1's Behind The Music Ozzy documentary] recently.^ The only thing we know is that he was listening to this music."
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Q: I saw Ozzy on his recent tour.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ If you own Ozzy's entire collection of music, is there really any point in buying another CD of the same songs you already own just to have that CD with different artwork?
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .In one hour, it's impossible to write my life down.^ As I write this, I’m searching my vocabulary and my heart for the words to convey the joy and satisfaction I’ve got in Jesus Christ – but friend, I don’t have the words to describe what He did in my life!
    • Ozzy Osbourne The rest of the story 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ GANS: One of the magazines I write for would want to know how that relates to your sex life.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I thought I'd blown the biggest thing in my life, the only one crack I'd ever get out of the fucking suburban shithole.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I come from a rather large family, three older sisters and two younger brothers.^ Ozzy had three older sisters and two younger brothers.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ My father hated his brother Harold -- my whole family's fucking nuts; my sister's been committed twice.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .On the documentary, they interviewed my sister and it was the first time I'd seen her in years.^ Black Sabbath would reunite for the first time since 2001 for this years Ozz festival.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ All the family came that I'd never seen for fucking years, and they were making comments.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    I've had a very, very unique life. .I often sit back and remember when I had no money--when you're in the middle of it, you get depressed thinking it's going to last forever.^ You're No Different .
    • Ozzy Osbourne Album - Ask.com 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Mind you, if you're looking to find if the person you're thinking of searching is already there - you can do a "find" by pressing after first clicking anywhere in the first entry of the name list.

    ^ Just think of all the traffic and friction from high heels during dances or banquets, or what happens if you're dragging heavy furniture or sound equipment.
    • Gym Floor Covers by Covermaster.net 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.covermaster.net [Source type: General]

    All of a sudden, out of nowhere--a bolt of lightning--here I am! I'm very well-off; I've got property all over the place, I've had a very fruitful career. .But I've never had a No.1 album in America.^ Ozzy on the compilation albums that never seem to end Ozzy is no longer that rags to riches success story that kept people fascinated in their teens.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .But I've lasted several generations and somebody says to me, "Do you notice any difference in the audience?"^ Cosmik: I have to admit I was a little bit concerned coming in here, because you've given several interviews where you've been really polite.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Q: What is "plastic water", I've heard Ozzy say he drinks this and he sings it on "I Just Want You" ?
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Daisley: I've had a lot of nice letters come into the website saying "Thank you for the good music," and thank you for this and that, and that's really nice of them.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    I've been doing it now for 30 years. .Some of the fans are older, but I've picked up new fans along the way.^ For some time now Ozzy wanted to go into a new musical direction and perhaps was unable to do so with the politics of the band being the way they were.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Launch.com, October 30, 1998
  • ...as you'll know, the word 'fuck' sort of is used quite a lot in my house.^ My arm was virtually fucking ripped apart, you know?
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I can't change my fucking drumhead; I can't change my fucking guitar -- I just have to get on with it, you know?
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That kid was my lifeline, you know?
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .Now, that's not to say, I think to say 'fuck this' or 'fuck you' a lot more, so it should be entered into the English language, because it has a lot more impact when you say, 'I fucking hate this thing.'^ Now, that's not to say, I think to say 'fuck this' or 'fuck you' a lot more, so it should be entered into the English language, because it has a lot more impact when you say, 'I fucking hate this thing.'"
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ In England, you get these fucking terraced houses, and you get things they call entries, sort of alleyways, and you get these bars on the entries.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He'll get a totally new band together, and he'll fucking' I'll tell you what I think: he'll have Cozy Powell on drums...
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • MTV.com, 2002
  • The biggest thing has been realizing how much people really do love the early Sabbath music.^ Today there are still people who hear the words "Black Sabbath" and think hard rock devil music.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Daisley: Probably really lovely guys and I have nothing personal against them, other than they acted like musical whores in a way, you know...
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Cardinal O'Connor ------------------------- This man accused Ozzy of being the devil and told people that exorcisms were real and that Oz's music was spreading the devil's word.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .People have said it in the past but I've never really believed them before.^ They said, "Listen: we believe in you, but you've got to fucking pull yourself together; you've got to show us that you can do it."
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Remembering Never - The Moment You've Realized You Are Nothing to Anyone (3:18) 3035.
    • Winamp Generated PlayList 16 September 2009 12:30 UTC www.brismetal.com [Source type: General]

    .I remember years ago when Metallica opened up for me, I went backstage and they were playing old Black Sabbath albums and I thought they were taking the piss!^ Black Sabbath went on to release many albums after Ozzy's departure.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ CHANGES, the old Black-Sabbath song.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The album is all Black Sabbath material.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .They said, 'No, we really love Sabbath.'^ He was drunk, he was on drugs, he was just a waste of space while he was in Sabbath, and they said "Aw, fuck this, we're not getting anywhere," and that's why Sabbath's career was going downhill.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ask someone if they have heard of Celine Dion or Tom Cochrane, and even if their answer is no, they have most likely heard about Ozzy Osbourne or Black Sabbath.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Daisley: Probably really lovely guys and I have nothing personal against them, other than they acted like musical whores in a way, you know...
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I couldn't see that at the time--because towards the end of my time with Sabbath 20 years ago I thought what we were doing was boring and stupid, because we were boring and stupid, totally sick of what we were doing and totally out of our brains with drink or drugs when we were playing it.^ Cosmik: I understand that Ozzy was let go from Sabbath because they couldn't work with him very well anymore at that point in time.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Relationship wise, she was seeing Bert McCracken, a 20 year old singer from a punk band named The Used.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ This was the lifestyle of Birmingham, a time where you went to work all day and then to the pub to drink and play darts until deciding to stagger home.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Launch.com, November 2, 2000
  • I've been dictating to my son, who's helping me on his computer.^ I thought "Well that's great, I've got the Osbournes on my side to help us drag in our royalties and get things sorted out."
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I'm spending a lot of time doing research--I've just got up to 1971, when I went crazy and dived through the window.^ We've had people from time to time just come in.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I went through a shop window, fighting with three guys [exhibits long scar at elbow, across arm from outside to the soft skin inside the joint].
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I guess he did stuff a lot of people had already done, because when he was in Whitesnake he was just doing the stuff that Neil Murray had already recorded.
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    .My life is so full of interesting stories...^ Social Distortion - Story Of My Life...and other stories .

    .
    • Launch.com, November 2, 2000
  • I like the smell of armpits in the morning.^ I would like to inform as many as possible of the passing early this morning of Bob Davis, ex LEM A. His funeral will be held in Brisbane on Tuesday 11th November.

    It's like victory. .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • I'm not picking up dog shit.^ There does seem to be two Ozzy Osbournes: The crazy madman on stage, and the puttering stuttering father/husband cleaning up after his wife's dogs.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ At one particular show they were growing fed up with the audience just sitting there and Bill picked up his drum set and threw it at the audience.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    I'm a rock star. .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • [on Kelly's drummer friend] Anyone that beats fucking skins for a living has got to be somewhat weird.^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Robert met Osbourne children Aimee and Kelly in school and became close friends with them.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But due to the success of his reality TV show, Osbourne once again decided it was time for another live album.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Album - Ask.com 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • When I was a practicing alcoholic, I was unbelievable.^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family Album".
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ When I was a practicing alcoholic, I was unbelievable.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .One side effect was immense suspicion: I'd come off tour like Inspector Clouseau on acid.^ One side effect was immense suspicion: I'd come off tour like Inspector Clouseau on acid.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    'Where's this cornflake come from? .It wasn't here before.'^ It wasn't here before.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    • The Osbournes television show
.
Ozzy Osbourne
  • Dimebag was a dear friend of mine, I'm absolutely beside myself with grief.^ [The next four questions are answered by a friend of the Osbourne's] Q: What are Ozzy's siblings doing, ie.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Ozzy Osbourne: 'I'm Absolutely Beside Myself With Grief' .
    • Ozzy Osbourne - in Metal Bands ( Metal Underground.com ) 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Another reader said this: "Don't quote me on this, but it has always been my belief (and my friends) that S.A.T.O. is Ozzy's wife's initials (Sharon Ann Theresa Osbourne???
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this.^ GANS: It's hard to understand why anybody would want to do that.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Pantera toured with me many, many times. I'll always remember the signed guitar that he gave me at my 50th birthday party. .My heart goes out to Dime's family, his fans and the other innocent victims who were killed in this senseless tragedy.^ Fans of his may laugh at this but there are obviously people out there who seriously believe otherwise.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    It's just terribly, terribly sad.
    • MTV Interview, December 2004
  • Where do I live? .
    • The Osbournes television show (visiting fire brigade)
  • Sometimes I'm scared of being Ozzy Osbourne.^ Ozzy is now a household name, a television show, and books.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The show has made Ozzy Osbourne a household name and earned him many fans.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    But it could have been worse. I could have been Sting. .
    • The Osbournes television show
  • People say it's hard at the top, but it's even harder at the bottom.^ The interview was even taped by MTV for the second season of its reality show "The Osbournes."
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ With MTV at her side, she set about to create a reality based television show called The Osbournes.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ PM justin says: "In retrospect, it's hard not to see The Osbournes as the first sign that the modern world was entering its Post-Dignity Era" .
    • The 50 Worst Songs of the '00s, F2K No. 27: Kelly Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne, "Changes" - New York Music - Sound of the City 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC blogs.villagevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • E! True Hollywood Story: The Osbournes
  • God, beam me up!
    • The Osbournes television show.
  • YOU BASTARDS!!!!
  • I advise that pregnant women do not come to my concerts
  • I am who I fucking am

Lyrics

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  • I'm just a Rock and Roll Rebel, I tell you no lies, they say I worship the devil, they must be stupid or blind
    • Rock and Roll Rebel.
  • Howling in the shadows, living in a lunar spell, he finds his heaven, spewing from the mouth of hell.^ Rock N Roll Rebel lyrics link .
    • OZZY OSBOURNE lyrics: 37 albums, 439 song lyrics 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.allthelyrics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Rock 'n' Roll Rebel lyrics link .
    • OZZY OSBOURNE lyrics: 37 albums, 439 song lyrics 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.allthelyrics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm a rock and roll rebel.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Bark at the Moon.
  • I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.^ The first single has So Tired and Bark At The Moon (live); the other single has Waiting For Darkness and Paranoid (live).
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ So Tired 12" single, 1984, Epic Single with So Tired, Waiting for Darkness, Bark at the Moon, Suicide Solution, Paranoid.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • I Just Want You.
  • I just can't wake from these scary dreams.^ I Just Want You lyrics link .
    • OZZY OSBOURNE lyrics: 37 albums, 439 song lyrics 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.allthelyrics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Not available in the US. I Just Want You CD single, 1996, Epic / Sony Promo-only one-track single.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Q: What is "plastic water", I've heard Ozzy say he drinks this and he sings it on "I Just Want You" ?
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Scary Dreams.
  • I'm not the kind of person you think I am, I'm not the anti-Christ, or the iron man.^ You know when you're a kid, you think of something to masturbate on -- you can close your eyes and think of an object, a person, something to get your rocks off.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tracks are I Just Want You (Single Edit), Voodoo Dancer (Rough Demo), and Iron Man with Therapy?.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Gets Me Through.
  • I'm like a junky without an addiction.^ Thick, heavy songs like "Gets Me Through" could really be on any Ozzy record after 1989 and fit in, but it is this bizarre reliability that keeps the album as listenable as it is.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Album - Ask.com 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • I Don't Wanna Stop.
  • I can't believe I'm still here, I know I should be dead.^ I Don't Wanna Stop .
    • Ozzy Osbourne Album - Ask.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I Don't Wanna Stop (Live) (*) .
    • Ozzy Osbourne Album - Ask.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Here is a small portion of an interview with Ozzy regarding his father: "In England, they don't tell you, y'know.
    • Ozzy Osbourne Family FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • 11 Silver.
  • Nobody ever told me, I found out for myself, You gotta believe in foolish miracles, it's not how you play the game, it's if you win or lose, you can choose, don't confuse, win or lose.^ You don't have to sing; you don't have to fucking play.
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When Kerslake and I were thrown out of the band, Don Arden of Jet Records - Tommy Aldridge told me this - Don Arden said to Rudy Sarzo and Tommy, "Can you replace them on this album?"
    • Cosmik Debris Magazine Presents: Bob Daisley, August 2002 20 November 2009 21:54 UTC www.cosmik.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ GANS: How did you go about getting thrown out of Sabbath?
    • Ozzy Osbourne interview 18 September 2009 9:47 UTC www.levity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • I don't know.
  • Everybody's having fun, except me I'm the lonely one I live in shame.^ The two of them would get to know one another quite well over the years as Don and the Sab four conducted business.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Also, the one I have has no picture sleeve, but I don't know if it is supposed to have one.
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Additional track is I Don't Know (Live).
    • Ozzy Osbourne FAQ/Biography 1 February 2010 4:37 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    • Goodbye to romance.

External links

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Ozzy Osbourne (born December 3, 1948 in Birmingham, England) is a British heavy metal singer. He was the lead singer for Black Sabbath between 1968 and 1978, before he was fired for a drinking problem, and joined again in 1997 for occasional tours. He bit the head off of a bat on stage once. His wife Sharon and he has three kids, named Aimee Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne. He also has three children from his first marriage with Thelma Riley[1], named Elliot, Jessica, and Louis.

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