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Ozzy Osbourne


Ozzy Osbourne has made a lasting impact on rock music and influenced countless artists. With his longevity, enormous impact, and iconic persona, Ozzy is a phenomenon unlike any other in rock music.

Ozzy Osbourne is rock’s beloved Prince of Darkness, a key architect of heavy metal, and one of the most successful solo artists of all time. Ozzy’s voice is instantly recognizable – haunting, powerful, raw, sincere – and capable of conveying a wide array of emotions. As a live performer, he is a force of nature, with onstage charisma and showmanship unlike any other. Ozzy brings theatricality to his electrifying performances, captivating audiences with his magnetic energy and rightly earning the title Godfather of Heavy Metal.

First rising to fame as the frontman of Black Sabbath, Ozzy delivered unforgettable rock classics, including “Paranoid” and “Iron Man.” His contributions were essential to the band’s success, with his distinctive voice synonymous with their sound. After parting ways with Sabbath in 1979, Ozzy formed the Blizzard of Ozz, notably featuring Randy Rhoads, now acknowledged as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Releasing albums that forever changed metal in the 1980s, including Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, Ozzy became an international superstar, selling seventy million albums and filling 2,600 arenas in concerts around the world.

As a solo artist, Ozzy has continually surrounded himself with incredible musicians and developed young talent, including guitar heroes like Rhoads, Jake E. Lee, and Zakk Wylde. In the 1990s, Ozzy and his wife/manager Sharon Osbourne established Ozzfest, one of the most successful music festivals ever, and in the 2000s, their family became stars on the hit MTV reality show The Osbournes. While now retired from touring, Ozzy remains musically active well into his seventies, still releasing new albums and collaborating with artists, including Eric Clapton, Elton John, Slash, Travis Scott, and Post Malone.

Countless artists from many genres have credited Ozzy as a major influence, including Metallica, Lita Ford, Rage Against the Machine, and Busta Rhymes. With his longevity, impact, and iconic persona, Ozzy Osbourne is a phenomenon unlike any other.

Selected Discography

“Crazy Train,” “Mr. Crowley,” Blizzard of Ozz (1980) • “Over the Mountain,” “Flying High Again,” Diary of a Madman (1981) • “Bark at the Moon,” Bark at the Moon (1983) • “Shot in the Dark,” The Ultimate Sin (1986) • Tribute (1987) • “Miracle Man,” No Rest for the Wicked (1988) • “Mama, I’m Coming Home,” No More Tears (1991) • Down to Earth (2001) • Black Rain (2007) • Ordinary Man (2020) • Patient Number 9 (2022)