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Osbourne in 2010
|Birth name||John Michael Osbourne|
|Born||3 December 1948|
Aston, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
|Genres||Heavy metal, hard rock, blues rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, harmonica, synthesizer, keyboards|
|Labels||Epic, CBS, Jet|
|Associated acts||Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Kelly Osbourne, Metallica, Alice Cooper, Iommi, Rob Zombie, Firewind, Coal Chamber|
Osbourne was the lead singer for Black Sabbath between 1968 and 1978. He joined again in 1997 for occasional tours. He bit the head off of a bat on stage once. Osbourne wrote a song called 'Suicide Solution' that was heavily ridiculed claiming it was about suicide, which coincided with the words shoot shoot whispered in the song. It was really a tribute to his friend Bon Scott, lead singer of AC/DC, who died of alcohol poisoning.
He and his wife Sharon and have three children together: Aimee Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne. He also has three children from his first marriage to Thelma Riley: Elliot, Jessica, and Louis.
Osbourne released his first solo album, Blizzard of Ozz in 1980.
- The Official Ozzy Osbourne Website
- Ozzy Osbourne - Discography
- Metal Storm - Ozzy Osbourne - Discography