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.
Michael Schenker: Ozzy 'Would Have Been Sorry' With Him in Band
Guitarist resolved to "protect himself" against offers from other bands.
Ozzy Osbourne Tried to Get Jimmy Page on New Album
Chad Smith reveals failed bid to have Led Zeppelin icon contribute to ‘Ordinary Man’ follow-up.
20 Years Ago: Why Ozzy Osbourne Regrets Making 'The Osbournes'
MTV series pulled the curtain back on one of metal's most legendarily debauched stars.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Leaving Los Angeles Over Tax Rate
They'll reportedly move back to the U.K.
Ozzy Osbourne Bit a Third Dove's Head Off on Same Day
Rudy Sarzo recalls "gross-out" moment the day he joined the band.
Pearl Jam Set to Record New Album With Ozzy Osbourne Producer
Eddie Vedder says the band will "make a record" with producer Andrew Watt.
Skid Row Ex Phil Varone’s ‘Brutal’ Ozzy Osbourne Audition
Drummer says he was so bad that Sharon Osbourne thought it was a practical joke.
Ozzy Osbourne NFT Error Could Have Cost Fans Thousands
Scammers took over abandoned shortlink to divert clients from real accounts.