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.
Rudy Sarzo Had to Leave Ozzy Osbourne After Randy Rhoads Died
Bassist lost joy of performing “quickly” following tour tragedy.
Rob Zombie’s ‘Uncomfortable’ First Meeting With Ozzy Osbourne
Awkward one-to-one experience took place in Black Sabbath legend’s home.
Ozzy Osbourne: Cocaine Became ‘Misery Beyond Belief’
Black Sabbath singer regrets starting to use the drug as the band made ‘Vol. 4.’
Ozzy Osbourne LP to Feature Members of Metallica and Foo Fighters
Prince of Darkness is reportedly "halfway through" the album, which will also feature Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s Not on Anti-Depressants Over Randy Rhoads
Singer previously revealed that he’d been using a “low dose” since guitarist’s death in 1982.
Ozzy Osbourne Recalls the Time He Accidentally Drugged a Vicar
Incident took place when singer went to the pub and came back “a few days later.”
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s Never Been Closer to Tony Iommi
Guitarist’s support over past 18 months “means the world” to the singer, even though they “never got on for years.”
25 Years Ago: Five Classic Artists Release Albums on the Same Day
Simultaneous releases from Ozzy Osbourne, Smashing Pumpkins, the Pretenders, Bob Seger and Anthrax captured the respective artists at very different points in their careers.