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 Recalls 'Hopelessness’ When Randy Rhoads Died
Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist described the “multi-level” feeling he hopes never to experience again.
Ozzy Osbourne ‘Happy’ Rock HOF is Honoring Randy Rhoads’ ‘Genius’
Ozzy believes his former bandmate is "getting his due."
Ozzy Osbourne Had First Dibs on Weezer's 'Hash Pipe,' but Passed
Song became a big hit after the Prince of Darkness' rejection.
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.