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02 - I Dont Wanna Stop [DeadPoetRIP].mp3 9.15MB 4:00
03 - Black Rain [DeadPoetRIP].mp3 10.78MB 4:43
04 - Lay Your World On Me [DeadPoetRIP].mp3 9.77MB 4:16
05 - The Almighty Dollar [DeadPoetRIP].mp3 15.92MB 6:57
06 - Silver [DeadPoetRIP].mp3 8.49MB 3:43
07 - Civilize The Universe [DeadPoetRIP].mp3 10.80MB 4:43
08 - Here For You [DeadPoetRIP].mp3 10.59MB 4:38
09 - Countdowns Begun [DeadPoetRIP].mp3 11.21MB 4:54
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THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' INTRO
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born on December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the lead vocalist of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath and the star of the reality show, The Osbournes. In addition to lead vocals with Black Sabbath, Osbourne also plays the harmonica and synthesizer.
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' EARLY LIFE
Osbourne spent most of his early life in Birmingham, England. He was born on December 3, 1948 in abject poverty into a family of six children.
Osbourne reportedly suffered from learning disabilities (believed to be dyslexia), making school life difficult. He sought refuge in music, eventually becoming the singer of a local band, Earth.
Ozzy Osbourne would later discover a band with former class mate Tony Iommi and audition for lead singer. Iommi did not like Ozzy's voice after hearing it in school musicals, and was reluctant to let him join. However, as Ozzy was liked by the other two members, Iommi was finally persuaded to let him join.
During this time psychedelic rock was enormously popular. To distinguish themselves from the norm, Iommi and his partners decided to play a heavy blues inspired style of music laced with gloomy lyrics. One day during rehearsals, the band noticed people queuing up outside a cinema where a horror film was being shown, and bassist Geezer Butler observed how curious it is that people like to be frightened. The film these fellows were waiting to see was the Mario Bava directed 'Black Sabbath'. After reading an occult book that Osbourne had let Butler borrow, Butler had a dream of a dark figure at the end of his bed. Afterwards, Butler told this story to Osbourne, who wrote the lyrics to "Black Sabbath", their first song, or one of their first songs, in a darker vein. It was the prototype of the songs that became their main style later in their career. After learning Earth was already in use, the band changed their name to "Black Sabbath" as well.
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' BLACK SABBATH
Despite only a modest investment from US record label Warner Bros. Records, Black Sabbath met with swift and enduring success. Built around Tony Iommi's guitar riffs, Geezer Butler's lyrics, and topped by Osbourne's eerie vocals, early records such as their self titled debut and Paranoid sold huge numbers.
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' EARLY SOLO CAREER
In 1979, Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath largely for unreliability due to drug abuse. He was replaced by former Rainbow singer Ronnie James Dio. Divorce from his first wife Thelma and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder added to the singer's problems finally sending him into a deep depression. Osbourne became a veritable recluse and took to spending weeks alone locked in his hotel room.
On an errand to collect an overdue fee, Black Sabbath manager Don Arden's daughter, Sharon Arden, discovered Osbourne brooding in his room and convinced him to restart his life.
In the late 1970s, the band Necromandus rehearsed with Ozzy Osbourne and briefly became the first incarnation of his Blizzard of Ozz solo project. The Ozzy Osbourne Band began life as The Blizzard of Ozz. The first line-up of the band featured drummer Lee Kerslake (of Uriah Heep), bassist/lyricist Bob Daisley, (ex Rainbow guitarist) and guitarist Randy Rhoads(of Quiet Riot). The first album was to be titled eponymously, but was later changed to Blizzard of Ozz featuring Ozzy Osbourne. The record company would eventually title the record Ozzy Osbourne, with the album simply annotated Blizzard of Ozz. After this, the band's name was simplified to The Ozzy Osbourne Band. Kerslake and Bob Daisley, however, still refer to that era as the "Blizzard of Ozz". Largely written by Daisley and Rhoads, Ozzy met with considerable success on his first solo effort, the debut collection selling well with heavy metal fans.
A second album, Diary of a Madman, was considered by some to be an instant rock classic, and featured more of Bob Daisley's gifted song writing and impressive guitar work by Randy Rhoads (who was ranked 85th greatest guitarist of all time by the Rolling Stone Magazine). Its release met with controversy however. Although the songs were written and performed by the same four band members who created Blizzard of Ozz, the internal album art and credits were seemingly given to Osbourne's new touring band consisting of the singer and Rhoads, along with bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot) and drummer Tommy Aldridge, formerly of Black Oak Arkansas. Also not shown was keyboardist Don Airey, who played on the first three Ozzy Osbourne albums.
In March 1982, while in Florida for the follow-up album Diary of a Madman tour, and a week away from playing Madison Square Garden in New York City, a light aircraft taken without its owner's consent carrying guitarist Randy Rhoads crashed while performing low passes over the band's tour bus. In a prank turned deadly, the left wing of the aircraft clipped the bus and crashed onto a tree and finally a nearby house, killing Rhoads as well as the pilot, Andrew Aycock, and the band's hairdresser, Rachel Youngblood. On autopsy, cocaine was found to be present in Aycock's urine. Learning of the death of his close friend and band mate, Osbourne once again fell into deep depression. The record company gave Osbourne a break from performing to mourn for his late band member, but Ozzy stopped work for only one week.
Ex-Gillan guitarist Bernie Torme was the first guitarist to replace Randy once the tour resumed. Torme however, found the pressure of learning the band's songs so quickly and the idea of appearing before fans still mourning the loss of Rhoads unsettling. His tenure with the band would last less than one month.
During an audition for guitarists in a hotel room, Ozzy discovered Brad Gillis, who became his next guitarist. The tour continued, culminating in the release of the 1982 live album, Speak of the Devil recorded at the Ritz in New York City. A live tribute album was later released in which Osbourne spoke of his relationship with Rhoads. This album would also feature a studio song by Randy, taken from studio outtakes, called "Dee" in honour of his mother.
Also, in a recent interview with Total Guitar Magazine Ozzy was asked if he wanted to say something about Randy Rhoads , the rock star said: "I have no regrets except I wasn't able to keep Randy from getting onto that plane."
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' MID PERIOD
In the 1980s and 1990s, Osbourne's career was an effort on two fronts: continuing to make music without Rhoads, and becoming sober. The 1981 concerts were recorded with a live album in mind. Entitled Speak of the Devil, known in the United Kingdom as Talk of the Devil, was originally planned to consist of live recordings from 1981, primarily from Osbourne's solo work. With news of Black Sabbath also about to release a live album titled "Live Evil" however, Osbourne and Sharon decided to pre-empt his former band's efforts, and the album ended up consisting entirely of Black Sabbath cover material, recorded with Gillis, bassist Rudy Sarzo, and drummer Tommy Aldridge. In the same Guitar Player interview where Brad Gillis discussed how he came to play for Ozzy, he discussed the live album, and admitted that everyone in the band wanted to rework some parts, but were not given the opportunity. Speak of the Devil was musically left alone. Ozzy later commented (inside the cover of "Tribute") "I don't give a fuck about that album. It was just a bunch of bullshit Sabbath covers." He also states that it was the recording company that wanted a new album, and that he was unwilling to release the tapes of performances live with Rhoads, believing this would dishonour his memory.
In 1982, Osbourne was the guest vocalist on the Was (Not Was) pop dance track "Shake Your Head (Let's Go to Bed)" with Madonna performing backing vocals. Osbourne's cut was remixed and re-released in the early 1990s for a Was (Not Was) greatest hits album in Europe, and it cracked the UK pop chart. Madonna asked that her vocal not be restored for the hits package, so new vocals by Kim Basinger were added to complement Osbourne's lead.
Jake E. Lee, formerly of Ratt and Rough Cutt, was a more successful recruit than Torme or Gillis, recording 1983's Bark at the Moon (co-writing the album with Bob Daisley, and also featuring Tommy Aldridge, and former Rainbow keyboard player Don Airey). 1986's The Ultimate Sin followed (with bassist Phil Soussan and drummer Randy Castillo), and touring behind both albums.
In late 1986, he was the target in the first of a series of US lawsuits brought against him, alleging that one of his songs, "Suicide Solution", drove two more American teenagers to commit suicide because of its "subliminal lyrics". The cases were decided in Osbourne's favour, essentially on the premise that Osbourne cannot be held accountable for a listener's actions. Also helping was the fact the song was clearly about alcohol abuse and suicide solution was a play on words. Soon after, Osbourne publicly acknowledged that he wrote "Suicide Solution" about his friend, AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott, who died from alcohol abuse, and that solution referred to both alcohol as a solution to problems and as a chemical solution. Bob Daisley, however, asserts that he wrote this song and that it was about his concerns over Osbourne's own ongoing battle with substance abuse.
Lee and Osbourne parted ways in 1987, however, reportedly due to musical differences. Osbourne continued to struggle with his chemical dependencies, and commemorated the fifth anniversary of Rhoads' death with Tribute, the live recordings from 1981 that had gone unreleased for years. In 1988, Ozzy appeared in The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years and told the director, Penelope Spheeris, that "sobriety fucking sucks." Meanwhile, Osbourne found his most enduring replacement for Rhoads to date — a guitarist named Zakk Wylde, plucked from a New Jersey gas station. Wylde joined Osbourne for his 1988 effort, No Rest for the Wicked, in which Castillo remained on drums and Daisley once more returned to co-writing/bass duties. The subsequent tour saw Osbourne reunited with erstwhile Black Sabbath bandmate Geezer Butler on bass, and a live EP (entitled Just Say Ozzy) featuring this lineup was released two years later. Geezer continued to tour with Ozzy for the subsequent four tours, and was a major stage presence throughout, playing as strongly as anyone since Rudy Sarzo. In 1989, Ozzy Osbourne performed as part of the Moscow Music Peace Festival.
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' LATER SOLO CAREER AN D BLACK SABBATH REUNION
While very successful as a heavy metal act through the 1980s, Osbourne sustained commercial success into the 1990s, starting with 1991's No More Tears, which enjoyed much radio and MTV exposure. It also initiated a practice of bringing in outside composers to help pen Osbourne's solo material, instead of relying solely upon his recording ensemble to write and arrange the music. The album was mixed by veteran rock producer Michael Wagener, who also mixed the Live and Loud album which followed in 1993. It went platinum several times over, and ranked at number 10 on that year's Billboard rock charts. At this point Osbourne expressed his fatigue with the process of touring, and proclaimed his "retirement", which was to be short-lived. Osbourne's entire CD catalogue was remastered and reissued in 1995. Also that year, he released Ozzmosis and went on stage again, dubbing his concert performances "The Retirement Sucks Tour". A greatest hits package, The Ozzman Cometh was issued in 1997.
Osbourne's biggest financial success of the 1990s was a venture named Ozzfest, created and managed by his wife/manager Sharon and assisted loosely by his son Jack. Ozzfest was a quick hit with metal fans, spurring up-and-coming groups like Incubus and Slipknot to broad exposure and commercial success. Some acts even had the pleasure to share the bill with a reformed Black Sabbath during the 1997 Ozzfest tour beginning in West Palm Beach, Florida. Osbourne reunited with the original members of Sabbath in 1997 and has performed periodically with the band ever since.
Since its start, five million people have attended Ozzfest, which has grossed over US$100 million. The festival also helped promote many new hard rock and heavy metal acts of the late 1990s and early 2000s, including System of a Down, Drowning Pool, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Disturbed, HIM, Linkin Park, Atreyu, Papa Roach, Velvet Revolver, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Otep, and Slipknot. Up until the 2006 tour, Osbourne was always the headlining artist (either solo or with Black Sabbath), it has also featured other famous artists such as Danzig, Sepultura, Marilyn Manson, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Slayer,and Megadeth. Ozzfest also helped Osbourne to become the first hard rock and heavy metal star to hit US$50 million in merchandise sales.
Osbourne's first album of new studio material in seven years, 2001's Down to Earth, met with only moderate success, as did its live follow up, Live at Budokan.
On December 8, 2003, Osbourne was rushed into emergency surgery at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, England when he was involved in an accident involving the use of his all-terrain vehicle on his estate in Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire. Osbourne broke his collar bone, eight ribs, and a neck vertebra. An operation was performed to lift the collarbone, which was believed to be resting on a major artery and interrupting blood flow to the arm. Sharon later revealed that Osbourne had stopped breathing following the crash and was resuscitated by Osbourne's then personal bodyguard, Sam Ruston.
While in the hospital, Osbourne achieved his first ever UK number one single, a duet of the Black Sabbath ballad, "Changes" with daughter Kelly. In doing so, he broke the record of the longest period between an artist's first UK chart appearance (with Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", number four in August 1970) and their first number one hit; a gap of 33 years.
Since the accident, he has fully recovered and headlined the 2004 Ozzfest, where he again reunited with Black Sabbath. He has also turned his hand to writing a Broadway musical. The reputed topic is that of the Russian monk Grigory Rasputin, who held sway with Russia's last royal Romanov family. In 2005, he released a box set called Prince of Darkness. The first and second discs are collections of live performances, B-sides, demos and singles. The third disc contained duets and other odd tracks with other artists, including "Born to Be Wild" with Miss Piggy. The fourth disc is entirely new material where Ozzy covers his favourite songs by his biggest influences and favourite bands, including The Beatles, John Lennon, David Bowie and others.
He and wife Sharon starred in yet another MTV show, this time a competition reality show entitled "Battle for Ozzfest". A number of yet unsigned bands send one member to compete in a challenge to win a spot on the 2005 Ozzfest and a possible recording contract.
In 2004, Osbourne received an NME award for "godlike genius".
Shortly after Ozzfest 2005, Osbourne announced that he will no longer headline Ozzfest. Although he announced his retirement from Ozzfest, Ozzy came back for one more year, 2006, albeit only closing for just over half the concerts, leaving the others to be closed by System of a Down (he also played the closing act for the second stage at the Shoreline in Mountain View, CA on July 1st as well as Randall's Island, NY on July 29). After the concert in Bristow, Virginia, Ozzy announced he will return for another year of Ozzfest in 2007. Tickets for the 2007 tour will be offered to fans free of charge.
In 2005, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame along with Black Sabbath where he decided to moon the crowd because of their poor reception while they were playing.
In March 2006, he said that he hopes to release a new studio album soon with long time on-off guitarist, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society. In October 2006 it was announced that Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Vinny Appice, and Geezer Butler would be touring together again though not as Black Sabbath but rather under the moniker 'Heaven and Hell (the title of Dio's first Black Sabbath album). The response to the news on Ozzy's website was that Ozzy wished Tony and Ronnie well and that there was only one Sabbath.
The new Ozzy album, titled Black Rain, was released on May 22, 2007. Osbourne's first new studio album in almost six years, it featured a more serious tone than previous albums. "I thought I'd never write again without any stimulation...But you know what? Instead of picking up the bottle I just got honest and said, 'I don't want life to go (to pieces)'", Osbourne stated in a Billboard interview.
Ozzy performed one of the new songs which was called "I Don't Wanna Stop" live on WWE Smackdown. This was also the WWE Judgement day theme song.
On May 24, 2007, Osbourne was honoured at the second annual VH1 Rock Honors, along with Genesis, Heart, and ZZ Top. It was announced on May 18, 2007 that Ozzy would be the first inductee into The Birmingham Walk of Stars. In a ceremony conducted on July 6, 2007, a bronze star honouring Ozzy was placed on Broad Street in his home city of Birmingham in England, in his presence. Rock star Ozzy Osbourne has become the first artist to be honoured on Birmingham's own Hollywood-style Walk of Fame. He was presented with the honour by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham. "I am really honoured," he said, "All my family is here and I thank everyone for this reception - I'm absolutely knocked out."
The singer, from Aston, told more than 1,000 fans on Broad Street that the brass paving star meant more to him that than any Hollywood accolade.
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' PERSONAL LIFE
Osbourne has been married twice and is the father of seven children (five biologically, and two adopted). He was first married to Thelma Riley and adopted her son Elliot Kingsley (1966); together they had Jessica Starshine Osbourne Hobbs (20 January 1972) and Louis John Osbourne (1975).
He later married Sharon Arden and had three children with her. They are Aimee Osbourne (2 September 1983), Kelly Osbourne (27 October 1984) and Jack Osbourne (8 November 1985). They also adopted Robert Marcato after his mother died. Osbourne also has two grandchildren, Isabelle and Harry from his daughter Jessica. He wrote a song for his daughter, Aimee, which appeared as a b-side on the album Ozzmosis.
Osbourne achieved greater celebrity status by the unlikely success of his own brand of reality television. The Osbournes, a series featuring the domestic life of Osbourne and his family (wife Sharon, children Jack and Kelly, but not their eldest daughter Aimee, who declined to participate). The program became one of MTV's greatest hits. It premiered on March 5, 2002, and the final episode aired March 21, 2005.
Ozzy Osbourne, Frank Bruno and Billy Connolly provided lead vocals on The War Song of the Urpneys single and album track, although the version heard in the series was largely sung by composer Mike Batt.
In 2002, Osbourne and wife Sharon were invited to the White House Correspondents' Association dinner by Fox News Channel correspondent Greta Van Susteren for that year's event. President Bush noted Ozzy's presence by joking: "The thing about Ozzy is he's made a lot of big hit recordings: Party With the Animals; Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath; Facing Hell; Black Skies and Bloodbath in Paradise. Ozzy, Mom loves your stuff."
During 2003, a member of Birmingham City Council campaigned for him to be given Freedom of the City.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are one of the UK's richest couples, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. They ranked at number 458 in 2005, with an estimated £100 million earned from recording, touring and TV shows. They ranked above most British music stars, such as Rod Stewart, George Michael, Robbie Williams, the Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts and Ron Wood, and Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, and Dire Straits members.
Osbourne experienced tremors for some years and linked them to his continuous drug abuse. In May 2005 he found out it was actually Parkin Syndrome, a genetic condition, the symptoms of which are very similar to Parkinson's disease. Osbourne will have to take daily medication for the rest of his life to combat the involuntary shudders associated with the condition.  Osbourne has shown symptoms of a mild hearing loss, as evidenced in the television show, The Osbournes, as he often asks his family members to repeat what they say.
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' CONTROVERSY
Ozzy Osbourne found himself under fire in his controversial concert and stage acts that some parental-teacher associations, media content watchdog activist groups, including many Christian groups accused Osbourne of being a "negative" influence for teenagers. They claimed messages on his songs, actions (the infamous "horned hand") and stage decorations are portrayals of "devil worship" and glorified Satanism, but Osbourne denies these accusations and he claims it was done in good fun, symbolised teenage rebellion and for shock value. Ozzy actually flashed a peace sign with each hand; Ronnie James Dio was the one who was known for flashing "Satanic" symbols.
Ozzy was thought to have made songs that are held to promote or condone suicide. In 1985, California teenager John McCollum committed suicide while listening to an Ozzy Osbourne record through his stereo earphones, during the song Suicide Solution, a song about the dangers of alcohol abuse, when the sheriff found him already dead. Although McCollum suffered clinical depression, his parents reportedly sued Ozzy Osbourne (McCollum v. CBS) for their son's death, claiming the lyrics in the song, "Where to hide, suicide is the only way out. Don't you know what it's really about?", convinced McCollum to commit suicide. Although the family lawyer suggested that Osbourne should be criminally charged for encouraging a young person to commit suicide, the courts overturned the case because there was no connection between the song and McCollum's suicide. Osbourne was sued yet again for the same reason in 1991 (Waller v. Osbourne) by the parents of Michael Waller for $9 million, but the courts overturned that case as well.
He has also come under fire from former musicians such as Bob Daisley, Lee Kerslake, and Phil Soussan for not paying them royalties and giving them credit on the albums they played on. Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake sued the Osbournes in 1986 for outstanding royalties from songs written for the Blizzard of Ozz releases, and for reinstatement of performance credits. Litigation continued in 2002 when Daisley and Kerslake (and bassist Phil Soussan) once again sued for unpaid royalties. The Osbournes responded by erasing their contributions on the original masters and re-issuing new versions with the bass and drum tracks re-recorded by Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin. Phil Soussan also brought a lawsuit against Ozzy and even got into a physical confrontation with Sharon at Randy Castillo's funeral.
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND ANIMAL ABUSE
According to the press, Osbourne's antics progressively worsened during the 1980s; his alcoholism and drug abuse continued. He later underwent a number of treatments for alcoholism and drug abuse.
A fan of his threw a live bat on the stage of one of his tours. He thought it was fake so he took the bat and bit its head off. The concert was cancelled and he was sent to the hospital for a rabies check.
After signing his first solo career record deal he came in to meet some of the people who worked at the record company. His plan was to release doves into the air to get people to notice him, but when no one noticed, he changed his plans. He grabbed a dove, bit its head off, then spat the head out. Then with blood still dripping from his lips a security guard came to remove him; on the way out he bit the head off another dove. Despite its controversy, this act has been parodied and alluded to several times throughout his career and is part of what made Ozzy Osbourne infamous.
Osbourne admitted that, at the height of his drug addiction, he shot his family's pets:
"I was taking drugs so much I was a wreck, The final straw came when I shot all our cats. We had about 17, and I went crazy and shot them all. My wife found me under the piano in a white suit, a shotgun in one hand and a knife in the other.".
While on tour in Texas in 1982, drunk already at 11am, he urinated on a portion of the Alamo, whilst there for a photoshoot. A police officer arrested him, and Osbourne was subsequently banned from the town for a decade.
Osbourne's alcohol problem also came to a very serious peak in 1989 after he became violently drunk and attempted to kill his wife/manager Sharon.
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' DISCOGRAPHY
>>>>>Albums with Black Sabbath
* Black Sabbath (1970)
* Paranoid (1970)
* Master of Reality (1971)
* Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 (1972)
* Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)
* Sabotage (1975)
* Technical Ecstasy (1976)
* Never Say Die! (1978)
* Reunion (1998)
* Past Lives (2002)
Title U.S. UK Certification
1980 Blizzard of Ozz 11 7 4xPlatinum
1981 Diary of a Madman 6 14 3xPlatinum U.S.
1983 Bark at the Moon 19 24 3xPlatinum U.S., Silver UK
1986 The Ultimate Sin 6 8 2xPlatinum U.S., Silver UK
1988 No Rest for the Wicked 13 23 2xPlatinum U.S.
1991 No More Tears 7 17 4xPlatinum U.S.
1995 Ozzmosis 4 22 2xPlatinum U.S.
2001 Down to Earth 4 19 Platinum U.S.
2007 Black Rain 3 8 Gold U.S.
Title U.S. UK Certification
1982 Speak of the Devil 14 21 Platinum U.S., Silver UK
1987 Tribute 6 13 2xPlatinum U.S.
1990 Just Say Ozzy 58 — Gold U.S.
1993 Live and Loud 22 — Platinum U.S.
2002 Live at Budokan 70 — Gold U.S.
Title U.S. UK Certification
1989 Best of Ozz — —
1990 Ten Commandments 163 —
1997 The Ozzman Cometh 13 68 2xPlatinum U.S.
2003 The Essential Ozzy 81 21 Gold US
2005 Prince of Darkness 36 —
2005 Under Cover 134 67
Track Soundtrack Year
"Secret Loser" The Wraith 1986
"The Urpney Song" The Dreamstone 1990
"Party With Animals" Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992
"Hellraiser" Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth 1992
"Walk on Water" Beavis and Butt-Head Do U.S.A. 1996
"Paranoid" Private Parts 1997
"Shot in the Dark" Scream 2 1997
"Nowhere to Run" Chef Aid: The South Park Album 1998
"Mama, I'm Coming Home"
"No More Tears" Little Nicky 2000
"Children Of The Rev." Moulin Rouge! 2001
"Flying High Again" Spun 2002
"Iron Man" The School of Rock 2003
"Hellraiser" Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004
"Bark at the Moon" Guitar Hero 2005
"Paranoid" We Are Marshall 2006
"Goodbye to Romance" It's a Boy Girl Thing 2006
"Crazy Train" Ghost Rider 2007
"I Don't Wanna Stop" WWE Judgment Day 2007 2007
"Road to Nowhere" Wildhogs 2007
1982 Speak of the Devil
1984 Bark at the Moon
1986 The Ultimate Ozzy Gold U.S.
1989 Wicked Videos Gold US
1991 Don't Blame Me Platinum U.S.
1992 Live N Loud Platinum U.S.
1997 Ozzy Goes to Hollywood
2002 Live at the Budokan Platinum U.S.
2003 The Osbournes (Season One)
2003 The Osbournes (Season Two)
2003 The Osbournes (Season Two Part Two)
>>Solo Hit Singles
Year Title U.S. UK
1980 "Crazy Train" #9 #49
1980 "Mr. Crowley" - #46
1981 "Flying High Again" #2 #16
1982 "Over the Mountain" 38 -
1982 "You Can't Kill Rock and Roll" #41 -
1983 "Bark at the Moon" - #21
1983 "So Tired" - #20
1986 "Shot in the Dark" #10 #20
1986 "The Ultimate Sin" - #72
1988 "Miracle Man" - #87
1991 "No More Tears" #10 #32
1992 "Time After Time" #6 -
1992 "Road to Nowhere" #3 -
1992 "Mama, I'm Coming Home" #2 #46
1992 "Mr. Tinkertrain" #34 -
1993 "Changes (live)" #9 -
1995 "Perry Mason" #3 #23
1996 "See You on the Other Side" #5 -
1996 "I Just Want You" #24 #43
1996 "Walk on Water" #28 -
1997 "Back on Earth" #3 -
2001 "Gets Me Through" #2 #18
2002 "Dreamer" #10 #18
2005 "Mississippi Queen" #10 -
2007 "I Don't Wanna Stop" #1 #130
2007 "Not Going Away" #14 -
* 1988 "Close My Eyes Forever" (with Lita Ford, "Lita") #8 USA, #47 UK
* 1989 "Led Clones" (with Gary Moore, "After the War")
* 1990 "Jack's Land" and "Bombers Can Open Bombays"(with Bill Ward, "Ward One : Along The Way")
* 1991 "Hey Stoopid" (with Alice Cooper, "Hey Stoopid") #21 UK
* 1991 "Therapy" (with Infectious Grooves)
* 1992 "I Ain't No Nice Guy" (with Lemmy, "March ör Die")
* 1992 "Shake Your Head (Let's Go To Bed)" (with Kim Basinger, "Was (not Was)") #4 UK
* 1994 "Born to Be Wild" (with Miss Piggy, "Kermit Unpigged")
* 1994 "Iron Man" (with Therapy?, "Nativity In Black: A Tribute To Black Sabbath")
* 1997 "Pictures of Matchstick Men" (with Type O Negative)
* 1998 "Nowhere to Run (Vapor Trail)" (with Ol' Dirty Bastard, DMX, Crystal Method and Fuzzbubble,"Chef Aid: The South Park Album") 1
* 1998 "This Means War!!" (with Busta Rhymes, "E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front")
* 1999 "Buried Alive" (with Rick Wakeman, "Return to the Centre of the Earth")
* 1999 "Shock The Monkey" (with Coal Chamber, "Chamber Music")
* 2000 "N.I.B." (with Primus, "Nativity In Black II: A Tribute To Black Sabbath")
* 2000 "Who's Fooling Who" (with Tony Iommi, "Iommi")
* 2000 "For Heaven's Sake 2000" (with Tony Iommi and Wu Tang Clan, "Loud Rocks")
* 2001 "Iron Head" (with Rob Zombie, "The Sinister Urge")
* 2003 "Changes" (with Kelly Osbourne) #1 UK
* 2003 "Stillborn" (with Black Label Society, "The Blessed Hellride")
* 2007 "Judgement Day" (with Beanie Sigel, "The Solution")
* "Stayin' Alive" (with Dweezil Zappa — (Frank Zappa's son))
* "Masters of War" (with Mountain)
1 This song never charted whereas the album (Chef Aid: The South Park Album) did. This was an album where current stars of the music industry did duets with the cast of South Park.
>>Songs not originally released on Ozzy Osbourne albums
* 1986 "Through My Eyes" ("The Ultimate Sin" outtake) ****unconfirmed that this exists****
* 1995 "Living With The Enemy" ("Ozzmosis" outtake — appeared on various b-sides)
* 1996 "Walk on Water" (Beavis and Butt-Head Do America)
* 2001 "No Place For Angels" ("Down To Earth" outtake — appeared on various B-sides in 2001)
* 2001 "Black Skies" (recorded for a video game called Black Skies which fell through)
* 2002 "The One Who Say Goodbye" (The song appears in an episode of The Osbournes. Only a 25 second clip exists)
* 2005 "How?" (John Lennon Cover)for the cd Under Cover and "Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur" John Lennon cover album in 2007
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' REMASTERING AND PRINT STATUS OF SOLO RELEASES
Osbourne's solo material (up to 1993) was remastered for CD release in August 1995.
In the wake of a lawsuit by former band members Daisley and Kerslake (reportedly for unpaid royalties), Osbourne's catalogue was remastered and reissued again in spring 2002. This time, the original bass guitar and drum tracks on Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman were removed and re-recorded entirely by bassist Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, currently of Metallica) and drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More). The pair also played on Osbourne's studio album, Down to Earth from 2001. Other releases, such as Speak of the Devil, The Ultimate Sin, Just Say Ozzy and Live and Loud were deleted from Osbourne's catalogue entirely.
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' GUITARISTS
Ozzy is known for close collaboration with the guitarists of his band, and often they are/become well known musicians. Note also that Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath guitarist, is internationally acclaimed in the rock and metal world and that Osbourne was a member of Black Sabbath 1969-1978, 1978-1979 and 1996-present not including one off performances in 1985 and 1993.
* Randy Rhoads (1979-1982)
* Bernie Torme (1982)
* Brad Gillis (1982)
* Jake E. Lee (1982-1987)
* Zakk Wylde (1987-1995, 1998, 2001-Present)
* Steve Vai (1995)
* Alex Skolnick (1995)
* Joe Holmes (1995-1998, 2000)
* Jerry Cantrell (2005)
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' SUPPORTING BANDS
Ozzy made more than a few well known rock bands famous by touring with them as opening acts, and supporting their musical styles and success. In 1984, the opening band for the Bark at the Moon tour was Mötley Crüe, who were touring their second album, "Shout at the Devil". During The Ultimate Sin tour, Ozzy toured with Metallica, during their album Master of Puppets tour. Others include Korn, during their ADIDAS tour. During his 2007 tour Osbourne is to be supported by Rob Zombie, who's former bassist Blasko (Rob Nicholson) plays with Osbourne. And on his current tour the metal-core band In This Moment is opening up for him and Rob Zombie.
He also toured with Alice in Chains, Anthrax, and Def Leppard.
THE 'Ozzy Osbourne' MEDIA APPEARANCES
* Osbourne has been parodied by Horatio Sanz on Saturday Night Live, most memorably in Celebrity Jeopardy!, in which Horatio says the first lines from Crazy Train. He was also parodied on Australia's Comedy Inc by actress Genevieve Morris.
* The Osbournes was also parodied in the BBC Television satire Dead Ringers. A notable occasion was when Ozzy was portrayed as being the complete opposite of his usual on-screen persona from The Osbournes: rather than hesitating when speaking and often mumbling, he has an upper class accent. Ozzy has himself appeared alongside his Dead Ringers impersonator, Jon Culshaw, for Children in Need and in various ITV advertisements.
* Osbourne appeared very briefly in the Howard Stern movie "Private Parts." Backstage at the MTV Movie awards where Howard appeared as FartMan, Ozzy walks in front of the camera to say, "What a fuckin' jerk"
* Osbourne appears in the movie Austin Powers: Goldmember as himself, along with wife Sharon and children Jack and Kelly.
* He also appears as himself in the film Little Nicky.
* Osbourne had a small role in the 1986 horror film Trick or Treat, where he played a televangelist decrying the evils of heavy metal music. Gene Simmons of Kiss also appeared in the film.
* Osbourne appeared at WrestleMania 2 in 1986, accompanying his fellow countrymen the British Bulldogs to the ring for their World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championship match, along with their manager, "Captain" Lou Albano.
* Osbourne appeared in May 18, 2007 edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown! performing the Judgment Day 2007 theme song, I Don't Wanna Stop.
* Ozzy Osbourne was parodied on Mad TV played by Michael McDonald. The skit parodied several reality shows including: The Osbournes, The Anna Nicole Smith Show, The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, and Cops.
* Ozzy was intended to be the voice of the 'Green Fairy' in Moulin Rouge!, but his part was cut.
* On 18th June Ozzy Osbourne was awarded the icon gong at the Mojo awards which took place at The Brewery in London.
* Ozzy appears in British advertisements for the product "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" alongside celebrity impressionist "Jon Culshaw".
* There are wax replicas of Ozzy and wife Sharon in Madame Tussauds in New York City.
* Ozzy was the first UK star to be inducted into the Walk of Stars in Birmingham, England. Details may be found at www.walkofstars.co.uk
* Ozzy has an interview with Grammy Award winning producer, Don Was, at My Damn Channel. Ozzy
* On the television show Family Guy,on the episode PTV, Osbourne had a small spoof of his animal abuse, when one of the FCC agent said that they were "censoring real-life, until everybody cleaned up their act, like Ozzy Osbourne when he stopped biting the heads off of bats." which then showed Osbourne at one of his shows in which he said "Before I start playing, I'm gonna eat this whole sandwich." He then took a few bites and said "I'll finish it later, yay."
[Info From And @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozzy_Osbourne]