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Ozzy Osbourne

As Black Sabbath’s singer for their first decade, Ozzy Osbourne helped shape the direction of a number of heavy genres in the ‘70s. After going solo in the ‘80s, he continued to inspire artists who liked their music loud, hard and with a side of darkness. After making eight, groundbreaking albums with Sabbath, Osbourne left the warring group for a solo career with 1980’s ‘Blizzard of Ozz,’ which picked up where he left off with Sabbath. His next few albums – like 1981’s ‘Diary of a Madman’ and 1983’s ‘Bark at the Moon’ – made him a star all over again in the ‘80s, as he helped launch the career of some of rock’s most in-demand musicians. While continuing to release records in the ‘90s and ‘00s, Osbourne started a popular music festival and became an unlikely TV star (along with the rest of his real-life family). In 2013, he reunited with his Black Sabbath bandmates for a successful album and tour.

36 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Fires Ozzy Osbourne

CBS Records
CBS Records

On April 27, 1979, the other members of Black Sabbath decided that they’d finally had enough of lead singer Ozzy Osbourne and his out-of-control behavior and showed him the door.

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Bill Ward Talks New Solo Albums, Admits ‘Grieving the Loss’ of His Friendship With Ozzy

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Whatever the final outcome of Bill Ward's sad public feud with his Black Sabbath bandmates, the veteran drummer definitely isn't wasting his time away from the group.

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Watch Red Dragon Cartel’s New Vocalist Sing Wrong Ozzy Osbourne Song

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YouTube

Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jack E. Lee's band Red Dragon Cartel has seen more than its share of turnover lately.

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Bill Ward Has Fired Off Another Facebook Post Directed at Ozzy Osbourne

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

You didn't really think this story was over yet, did you?

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Ozzy Responds to Bill Ward: ‘What the F— Are You On About?’

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne has responded to Bill Ward's open letter to him in the exact same way the drummer blasted him earlier this week: on Facebook.

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Bill Ward Blasts Black Sabbath: ‘I’ve Listened to Nothing but Insults and False Remarks’

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Exiled Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has lashed out at his former bandmates for attacking him with "nothing but insults and false remarks" since his contentious separation from the group back in 2012.

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See Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train’ Pounded Out by a Room Full of Junior Percussionists

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YouTube

Turns out you don't need guitars (or even driver's licenses) to bring a classic Ozzy Osbourne song thundering to life.

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Watch Justin Bieber Mime Ozzy Osbourne on a Preview of ‘Lip Sync Battle’

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Don't shoot us, we're only the messengers.

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Ozzy Osbourne Will Undergo Surgery in May, Cancels Ozzfiesta

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfiesta event, previously planned for May 27-31 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has been canceled for medical reasons.

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10 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Escapes House Fire

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Peter Kramer, Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne's own wild behavior has endangered his life more times than he can probably count but, on March 25, 2005, he escaped a potential tragedy that had nothing to do with rock star excess.

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