Following on from the last post here at Metal Online Magazine Iron Maiden Live – Pine Knob Theater, where we took a look at an old Maiden concert, here we turn our attention on that master of mayhem Ozzy Osbourne!
Ozzy Osbourne fronted Black Sabbath back in the day. He did some media stunts that got him well and truly noticed, like he purposefully bit the head off a live dove in a meeting with Columbia Records executives. He accidentally bit the head off a real bat at a concert. He pissed on the Alamo. He was accused of subliminally manipulating kids to commit suicide.
Basically, Ozzy rules. During a career that spans more than thirty years as the lord of Hard Rock, he has amassed a veritable army of devoted fans.
His first two records, both of which include the talents of late guitarist Randy Rhodes, are timeless classics, packed with cut after cut of blazing, untouchable riffs. Though his subsequent material never quite reached the creative peak of these recordings, they are far from poor, and continue to amass new followers.
Anyone who needs further proof of Osbourne’s immeasurable contribution to rock needs only to look at the enormous success of the Ozzfest tour, whose entire lineup includes bands that could never have existed without their hero.
Ozzy is a legend in his own lifetime and not many people can say that about themselves!