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’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.
When Eddie Van Halen Invited Ozzy Osbourne to Sing in Van Halen
Van Halen's guitarist called late one night with an idea.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Health Regime ‘Inspiring,’ Says Daughter
Aimee says her dad is “doing really well,” as Sharon confirms farewell tour has been rebooked.
‘The Osbournes’ Brought ‘Bad-News People’ Into Family Home
Ozzy’s eldest daughter explains why she doesn’t want Sharon to manage her music career.
Ozzy Osbourne's 'Blizzard of Ozz' at 40: A Track-by-Track Guide
A song-by-song look at the singer's first album after being fired from Black Sabbath.
Uriah Heep and Ozzy Osbourne Drummer Lee Kerslake Dead at 73
Drummer with Uriah Heep, Ozzy Osbourne and others, died after a battle with cancer.
Ozzy Osbourne ‘More Than Shocked’ by ‘Suicide Solution’ Lawsuit
Singer recalls being swamped by media at airport and not knowing why in 1986.
Ozzy Osbourne Recalls ‘Peaceful’ Murder Bid on Sharon
Black Sabbath icon was on drugs when he choked his wife in 1989.
Ozzy Osbourne No Longer Wants Another Black Sabbath Show
Frontman says band is “done” and work on new solo album remains on hold due to producer’s COVID-19.