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21 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne ’Retires’

Ozzy Osbourne
YouTube

Ozzy Osbourne’s lofty career achievements and shocking controversial episodes were known to almost anyone who loved and kept up on music throughout the '80s, so when the notorious singer announced he intended to retire from rock and roll on November 15, 1992, people listened!

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Ozzy Osbourne, ‘Bark at the Moon’ – Hilariously Outdated Videos

Ozzy Bark at the Moon
CBS

The arrival of MTV and the sudden popularity of the music video turned the world on its head in the early '80s. As you'll see in the coming weeks, some of classic rock's biggest names created some Hilariously Outdated Rock Videos while they were adjusting to the new medium.

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29 Years Ago: An Ozzy Osbourne Fan Commits Suicide, Leading to ‘Suicide Solution’ Lawsuit

Ozzy Osbourne
YouTube

On October 26, 1984, 19-year-old John Daniel McCollum shot and killed himself while lying on his bed listening to an Ozzy Osbourne record at his home in Indio, California. His parents went on to sue the singer, alleging that the lyrics to Osbourne's song 'Suicide Solution' were a "proximate cause" for their son's death.

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25 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Releases ‘No Rest for the Wicked’

Ozzy Osbourne, 'No Rest for the Wicked'
Epic Records

By the late '80s, Ozzy Osbourne had been lucky enough to work with some of the best guitarists in rock, including Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee -- not to mention his former Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi. When Lee was fired following the tour for 1986's 'The Ultimate Sin,' his replacement had some mighty big shoes to fill.

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Sharon Osbourne Shares Details of Ozzy’s Relapse

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
Mark Davis, Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne isn't known for pulling any punches, and in her new memoir 'Unbreakable,' she offers readers an unflinching account of her reaction to Ozzy's recent relapse into drug and alcohol addiction.

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22 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘No More Tears’ Album Released

Ozzy Osbourne, 'No More Tears'
Epic

September of 1991 marked three years since Ozzy Osbourne had released an album of new material, but the fans never lost their fervor for the Prince of Darkness's brand of metal.

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Jack Osbourne and Wife Suffer Miscarriage

Jack and Lisa Osbourne
Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

There is very sad news to report regarding Ozzy Osbourne's family. His son Jack's wife Lisa has suffered a miscarriage and the couple have lost their baby boy.

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Ozzy Osbourne Almost Burned Down His House Making a Sandwich

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Even though he showed off a small knowledge of kitchen skills in a TV commercial a few years ago, it turns out that Ozzy Osbourne may not know his way around around a stove after all.

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Ozzy on Bill Ward’s Sabbath Exile: ‘He Looked Like an Old Guy’

Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward
Scott Gries, Getty Images

Word to the wise: If Ozzy Osbourne tells an interviewer he isn't going to "slag you off" because you're "a very dear friend," you might want to cover your ears for whatever he says next.

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Ozzy Osbourne: Bill Ward Is ‘Incredibly Overweight’

Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Last week, Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward disputed Ozzy Osbourne's claims that Ward's physical problems were the main reason he wasn't part of Sabbath's reunion. Instead, Bill said, there was a contractual dispute.

Now Ozzy's firing back, saying not only is Bill unhealthy, he's fat, too.

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