Ozzy Bites the Head Off a Bat – Gruesome Rock Legends
Ozzy Osbourne achieved infamy overnight after an incident in January 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa. During the height of his drug problem, Osbourne was performing when an audience member threw a bat onstage. Ozzy, believing it was rubber, bit its head off as a stunt — only to find out the bat was real. The incident not only fed his “rock madman” legend, it comes in at the top of our Top 10 Gruesome Classic Rock Legends — though we should give honorable mentions to the time Ozzy bit the head off a dove, his arrest for urinating on the Alamo, and the time he snorted a line of live ants. Viva Ozzy!