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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.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Bites Off the Heads of Two Doves

As event intended to promote goodwill between Ozzy Osbourne and his label went horribly wrong.

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Larry Hulst, Getty Images

The Death of Randy Rhoads

One of rock's enduring mysteries unfolded on March 19, 1982, as 25-year-old Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads -- despite having a reported fear of flying -- perished in a fiery crash at Leesburg, Fla., after a joy ride in a Beechcraft Bonanza.

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CBS/Epic

30 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Commits ‘The Ultimate Sin’

Ozzy Osbourne released 'The Ultimate Sin' on Feb. 22, 1986 after a spell in rehab.

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That Time Ozzy Osbourne Sorta Urinated on the Alamo

Let's see: you're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city while wearing your girlfriend/manager's dress. You feel the call of nature and ...

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Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

Kelly Osbourne Jokes About ‘Paying for Ozzy’s Crimes’ After a Bat Poops on Her Head

When a bat poops on your head, you might as well laugh about it — especially if your dad is infamous bat-chomper Ozzy Osbourne.

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne Will Be ‘Ready to Rock’ With Black Sabbath on Saturday, Says Sharon Osbourne

After a week off the road, Ozzy Osbourne is healthy again, says Sharon Osbourne

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YouTube

Ozzy Bites the Head Off a Bat: Gruesome Rock Legends

Did Ozzy Osbourne really bite the head off a bat or is it just a Gruesome Rock Legend?

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne Talks Post-Black Sabbath Plans: ‘I’m Not Retiring’

Ozzy Osbourne may not believe the world wants new music from Black Sabbath, but that won't stop him from resuming his solo career once the band calls it quits.

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YouTube

The Day Ozzy Osbourne Nearly Died in an ATV Accident

Ozzy Osbourne was nearly killed when an ATV flipped over onto him in 2003.

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Top 10 Randy Rhoads Guitar Solos

10 awesome guitar solos from the late, great Randy Rhoads.

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