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.
Ozzy Osbourne Says He'll Refuse Any Future Surgery
He doesn't care if final scheduled procedure doesn't work because he "can’t do it anymore."
Why Vito Bratta Lost Ozzy Gig and Told Kiss to F--- Themselves
Six-string virtuoso recalls choice words for Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
Ozzy Osbourne Details the Injury That Forced Him to Quit Touring
Black Sabbath frontman found himself 'smack on the floor, face down.'
Judas Priest to Replace Ozzy Osbourne at Power Trip
Prince of Darkness says replacements are "personal friends of mine" and fans "will not be disappointed."
Why Geezer Butler No Longer Talks to Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath bassist also recalls the band classic that came out of a 45-minute jam session.
Ozzy Osbourne Would Rather Do a Bad Gig Than No Gig
He insists he can't retire despite health issues.
Ozzy, AC/DC, Metallica and More to Storm Power Trip Festival
Iron Maiden, Guns N' Roses and Tool will also take part in the rock and metal extravaganza.
AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne Post Teasers for Power Trip Festival
Legendary acts are rumored to headline, along with Metallica and Iron Maiden.