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Black Sabbath, Motley Crue & Kiss On Board For Ozzy Tribute Album

September 12th, 2011 10:15pm EDT
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Members of Ozzy Osbourne's former group Black Sabbath, Motley Crue and KISS are among the acts involved in a new album tribute to the Prince of Darkness.

"No More Tears: A Millennium Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne" will also feature covers by Slaughter, Night Ranger, Alice Cooper, The Cult, Warrant and Spinal Tap.

Reports suggest Ozzy himself will rework one of his classic tracks for his own tribute.
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Ozzy Osbourne: 'I Told Kelly She'd Regret Her Tattoos'

August 9th, 2011 8:36am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne tried to talk his daughter Kelly out of collecting tattoos - because he knew she'd grow to regret them.

The rocker opens up about his past concerns while giving advice to a worried mom in his advice column for music magazine Rolling Stone.

The Connecticut mother wrote to the former Black Sabbath star and expressed her feelings about the fact her daughter wanted a huge spider tattoo on her back and asked the rock star for his thoughts.

Osbourne writes, "I remember when my daughter Kelly wanted tattoos. I said, 'Take it from me, you'll grow up to regret it,' and lo and f**...
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Ozzy Once Tackled A Home Intruder While Naked

July 14th, 2011 10:32am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne had the opportunity to stop the burglar who broke into his U.K. home and stole his wife's wedding rings in 2004 - but let him go because he was naked.

The Black Sabbath star was stunned to come across the intruder in his wife Sharon's closet at their luxury family home in Buckinghamshire, England in the middle of the night, and tackled the man to the ground.

The rocker feared his nude attack would land him in legal trouble and his hesitation gave the burglar the chance to make a quick getaway with a haul of valuable goods.

Recalling the fateful night on her "The Talk" on We...
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Def Leppard Honored At Kerrang! Awards For Their Inspiration (Full List Of Winners)

June 10th, 2011 12:02am EDT
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British rockers Def Leppard were honored Thursday night at the annual Kerrang! awards in London with this year's Inspiration Award. Thursday's even marked the 30th anniversary of the annual hard rock & heavy metal awards, put on by the British metal magazine.

But it was actor/rocker Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars who were the toast of the British rock scene after picking up two trophies.

The rockers beat out competition from frontrunners My Chemical Romance by winning awards for Best International Band and Best Single for their hit "Hurricane."

Leto took to Twitter.com to announce...
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Gross! Tommy Lee Recalls Ozzy Osbourne Playing With His Poop

April 26th, 2011 8:47am EDT
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Tommy Lee knew he could never compete with Ozzy Osbourne's wild ways when he found the rocker smearing his own excrement on the walls of his hotel room after one particularly crazy drink and drugs binge during the 1980s.

Lee witnessed the extent of Osbourne's bizarre behavior in 1984 when his band Motley Crue joined the former Black Sabbath frontman on the road.

The drummer admits even he was shocked by the amount of booze and illegal substances Osbourne took during that tour - and he vividly recalls the moment he realised the Brit had completely lost it.

Speaking in candid new film docu...
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Jack Osbourne Making Black Sabbath Horror Movie

April 25th, 2011 3:15pm EDT
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Budding filmmaker Jack Osbourne is set to make a horror movie inspired by and named after his father Ozzy's rock band Black Sabbath.

The reality TV star recently wrapped his first big gig as a producer, working on behind-the-scenes concert documentary GOD Bless Ozzy Osbourne, which he premiered at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday.

And Osbourne is already planning his next project around the songs that made the heavy metal group famous.

Marc Weingarten, co-producer on GOD Bless Ozzy Osbourne, tells WENN, "Jack and I are about to do a horror movie called Black Sabbath so there'...
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Ozzy Osbourne Lands Rock Legend Award

April 13th, 2011 8:19am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne will cement his rock star status at this year's Kerrang! Awards in Britain when he's presented with the ceremony's top honor.

The former Black Sabbath frontman will accept the Legend Award in London on June 9th and he's playing a special show in the U.K. capital on June 21st to mark the magazine's 30th anniversary.

Osbourne says, "It's an incredible honor to be the... recipient of Kerrang's Legend Award. I'm looking forward to you all going 'F**king Crazy' at the 30th Anniversary party on June 21st at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo."

Kerrang! editor Nichola Browne adds, "We ...
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Former Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr Dies at 44

March 8th, 2011 11:39pm EST
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Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr died Tuesday in Salt Lake City, Utah, TVGuide.com has confirmed. He was 44 years old.

According to a spokesman for the Salt Lake City police department, police received a call of a possible death at 1:42 p.m. local time. When police arrived at the location of the call, they confirmed Starr was deceased. His cause of death will be determined following an autopsy.

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Geezer Butler Rules out Black Sabbath Reunion

February 17th, 2011 9:46pm EST
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Rocker Geezer Butler has ruled out another Black Sabbath reunion, insisting the four original members of the heavy rock supergroup will never work together in a studio or on stage.

The bassist has released a statement amid mounting speculation suggesting the band is set for a reunion.

He says, "I would like to make it clear... that there will be definitely no reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour."

Drummer Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne have often spoken about the chances of a reunion in recent years, and fans were hopeful last year whe...
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Ozzy Osbourne Warns Fan On The Use Of LSD

February 17th, 2011 11:30am EST
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Ozzy Osbourne has spoken about the dangers of taking LSD in his latest Rolling Stone magazine column, revealing he still suffers from the after-effects from his use of the drug.

The fun-loving rocker got serious when one fan asked him about the effects of LSD after confessing he uses the mind-bending drug to get high with pals.

The Iron Man singer writes, "LSD is a great time until it isn't. One minute you're running down Miami Beach with a foam finger on your head, the next you're sticking a gun in your best friend's face.

"I still get the after-effects of LSD to this day - I call them ...
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Sharon Osbourne Settles Her 'Rock Of Love' Feud

February 15th, 2011 10:18am EST
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Sharon Osbourne has reached an agreement with a reality TV reject who sued the rock matriarch for battery and negligence.

Megan Hauserman took legal action against Osbourne over claims she attacked her during a recording of TV series Rock Of Love: Charm School in December 2008.

The brawl kicked off after the contestant insulted Osbourne's husband Ozzy, calling the former Black Sabbath star a "brain-dead rocker." The 58 year old allegedly retaliated by grabbing Hauserman by the hair and scratching her.

Attorneys for Osbourne and Hauserman confirmed on Monday they had settled the case -...
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Sharon Osbourne's 'Rock Of Love' Dispute Heads To Court

February 10th, 2011 9:00am EST
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Sharon Osbourne's showdown with a reality TV reject kicked off on Wednesday - jurors were selected after both sides failed to settle their feud outside the courtroom.

Megan Hauserman is suing the rock matriarch over allegations she assaulted her during a recording of TV series Rock Of Love: Charm School in December 2008. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Abraham A. Khan had offered to meet privately with Hauserman, Osbourne and their attorneys to resolve the matter before calling in a jury panel.

However, Osbourne's attorney insisted the parties were "six figures away" from agreeing on ...
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Black Sabbath To Record A New Album With Ozzy?

February 2nd, 2011 1:31pm EST
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Black Sabbath are set to reform for a new album and a tour - former frontman Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed the original members of the heavy rock band are "talking" about a reunion.

The Paranoid hitmakers have undergone several changes in their 42-year history, with founding guitarist Tony Iommi the only permanent member throughout.

The original line-up of Osbourne, Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward were last together in 1997 when they released a live album, but now they are eyeing a new record and a series of concerts. It would be the founding members' first studio album together since Os...
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William Shatner Records 'Iron Man' Cover With Zakk Wylde

February 1st, 2011 12:00am EST
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Star Trek icon William Shatner has recorded a cover of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" with Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist Zakk Wylde.

The finished track will appear on the actor's upcoming album, "Seeking Major Tom," which features a collection of space-themed songs.

Wylde tells Blabbermouth.net, "He's (Shatner) super cool. We had an awesome time working together."

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Ozzy Osbourne: 'Being Paranoid Is A Terrible Way To Live'

January 25th, 2011 4:20pm EST
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Paranoid rocker Ozzy Osbourne is so frightened of air travel he suffers a panic attack whenever he boards a plane.

The Black Sabbath frontman has battled drug and alcohol addictions throughout his life, and years of abuse have left him with irrational fears about flying. The star's dark thoughts increase when he's preparing to take off, even though the rocker knows his worries aren't justified.

He says, "Being paranoid is a terrible way to live. Every so often when I get on a plane. I convince myself that it's doomed, and that everyone's gonna die. So I spend the whole 12 hours in the ...
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Could Ronnie James Dio's Death Have Been Avoided?

January 9th, 2011 4:56pm EST
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Rocker Ronnie James Dio's cancer death could have been avoided, according to his Heaven & Hell and Black Sabbath bandmate Geezer Butler.

The bassist wishes his pal had seen a doctor earlier - because Dio would still be alive if he had.

Butler tells AOL's Noisecreep, "All the doctors said if he'd have gone in a year earlier or two years earlier, they could have treated him.

"But, by the time Ronnie was diagnosed, he had stage four cancer, which was inoperable. The doctor hinted that it was just a matter of time and there was nothing they could do."

And Butler reveals Dio had every opport...
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Axl Rose Named Best Frontman Of All Time

December 30th, 2010 11:00am EST
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Rocker Axl Rose has been voted the best frontman of all time, ahead of stars including Freddie Mercury and John Lennon.

The Guns N' Roses singer gained the most votes to take the top spot in a Musicradar.com poll, fighting off competition from Queen star Mercury, who landed in second place.

Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant came in third place, while Ronnie James Dio - who passed away earlier this year - claimed the fourth spot as the frontman of Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. Beatles legend Lennon rounded out the top five.

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Kurt C...
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Ozzy Osbourne Hates Christmas

December 26th, 2010 5:27pm EST
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Ozzy Osbourne wants to ban Christmas - he's branded the excitement and hype of the festive season "a wind-up."

The former Black Sabbath frontman is adamant most modern festive traditions have little to do with the true meaning of the Christian festival.

And he can no longer tolerate Yuletide since he quit booze, because he always treated the seasonal holidays as the "perfect excuse" to get drunk.

In his health column for The Sunday Times Magazine, Osbourne writes, "Christmas should be banned. Full stop. Although when I was drinking, I thought it was great, 'cos it was the perfect excuse ...
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Germaphobe Joan Collins Refuses To Shake Ozzy Osbourne's Hand

December 20th, 2010 11:30am EST
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Hollywood actress Joan Collins is so terrified of falling ill she refused to shake rock legend Ozzy Osbourne's hand in case she picked up a bug.

The former Black Sabbath frontman recently spotted the Dynasty star in an elevator at his apartment building in Los Angeles but when he offered his hand as a friendly gesture, Collins declined to touch him. And Osbourne is adamant he understands why the actress snubbed him - because picking up germs can be damaging for a celebrity's career.

In his health column for The Sunday Times Magazine, Osbourne writes, "The other day... Joan Collins (was...
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Slash Triumphant At Classic Rock Awards

November 11th, 2010 8:58am EST
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Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is celebrating after his solo debut was named Album of the Year at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honor awards on Wednesday.

The rocker's self-titled offering saw off competition from acts including Kiss, Iron Maiden and Wolfmother to win the prize at the ceremony, held at London's Roundhouse venue and hosted by Alice Cooper.

Australian stars AC/DC picked up the Band of the Year honor, while Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones was given a standing ovation as he collected his Outstanding Contribution trophy.

Three Black Sabbath legends were honored at the event...
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Ozzy Osbourne Used Cocaine To Cure His Athlete's Foot

September 27th, 2010 11:51am EDT
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Rocker Ozzy Osbourne once poured cocaine on his toes in a bizarre attempt to cure his athlete's foot.

The former Black Sabbath frontman occasionally suffers from the fungal infection and struggled to find a remedy while he was touring in the 1980s.

And when the rock wildman was told his stash of cocaine was cut with foot powder - he rubbed it on his itching toes to ease his discomfort.

In his health column for Britain's Sunday Times Magazine, Osbourne writes, "Funnily enough, in the 1980s I used to cure athlete's foot by pouring cocaine on my toes. They cut the stuff with so much foot...
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Ozzy's Back Problem Is Getting So Bad He Can Barely Move

September 18th, 2010 11:00am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne's drummer has revealed his boss has been in agony for some time, but his back problems have become so bad he can hardly move.

The rocker scrapped a show in Germany on Thursday night after pulling a muscle in his back and his drummer Tommy Clufetos has revealed the Prince of Darkness is in so much pain there's no way he could have gone onstage.

He tells MusicRadar.com, "I know he's had some back trouble and I think the doctors have advised him to take a break. He's had back trouble for the last two or three weeks, where he's in agonising pain.

"I see it because when he turns...
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Slash Honored In L.A.

August 30th, 2010 2:30pm EDT
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Former Guns N' Roses rocker Slash has credited his early years in Los Angeles with inspiring his music career - insisting he felt overwhelmed to have been honored by his adopted hometown at the Sunset Strip Music Festival last week.

The rocker moved from his native Britain to the U.S. when he was 11 years old and settled with his family in L.A. He was the subject of a tribute as the city's annual music event when it kicked off on Thursday, with stars including Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Motorhead frontman Lemmy joining the salute to Slash. And the guitarist admits he was deeply moved by...
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Ozzy Osbourne's Warning Against Toupees

August 9th, 2010 11:41am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne has warned balding men not to invest in wigs - confessing he was once so unimpressed with a man's toupee he ripped it off and mopped up his drink with it.

The former Black Sabbath rocker dishes out advice in a health column for Britain's Sunday Times magazine, and one reader has asked if her husband should try and cover up his rapidly receding hairline. However, the former hell raiser insists a hairpiece is a terrible idea for a man - because it prompts people to try and pull it off.

He writes, "I know a lot of men who are obsessed with losing their hair. They think it's l...
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Ozzy Osbourne Hires Son To Direct Video

August 6th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne is giving his son Jack a career boost by hiring him to direct his next music video.

Jack Osbourne has been attempting to carve out a career behind the camera in recent years, even forming his own company Jacko Productions and making a documentary about his famous father.

And the former Black Sabbath star is utilizing his son's talents by asking him to film his promo for new single Life Won't Wait.

The shoot will take place this weekend, according to Blabbermouth.net.
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Ozzy Osbourne: 'Being Ozzy Osbourne Is Great'

August 4th, 2010 10:30am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne is considering setting up a fake band to allow him to release different styles of music in secret.

The former Black Sabbath star admits he's desperate to explore different genres of music, but he's convinced he will face a backlash from fans if he strays from his heavy metal roots. So the rocker is pondering the idea of creating a "fictitious" group as a front to allow him to release new styles of songs.

He says, "Being Ozzy Osbourne is great. I mean, it's been wonderful being the singer of Black Sabbath. Having all those hits through Sabbath and then on my solo career is...
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Ozzy Osbourne Still Angry At Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson

July 30th, 2010 7:00pm EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne has aimed a foul-mouthed rant at Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson - insisting he still hasn't forgiven the singer for their ugly 2005 feud.

The rock stars fell out five years ago while Iron Maiden were performing with Osbourne's Ozzfest tour.

Dickinson was accused of criticizing the Black Sabbath star during the shows and Osbourne's wife Sharon was so angry, she allegedly arranged to have eggs thrown at the singer while he was on stage.

And Osbourne admits he still hasn't forgiven Dickinson - calling his behavior "childish" and "irresponsible".

He tells The Quietus, "E...
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Kelly Osbourne To Play Her Mom Sharon In Ozzy Biopic?

July 13th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne's big screen biopic is set to become a family affair - his daughter Kelly wants to play a younger version of her mom Sharon.

The former Black Sabbath frontman and music manager Sharon are eager to transform the rocker's colorful past into a movie.

Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell have previously been linked to the lead role, but ruled out - and Kelly admits she's eyeing a part in the film.

In her column in Britain's Closer magazine, she writes, "I'll definitely audition to play my mum. I don't know if I'll get it, but Mum has always said I should go for it because we're so ...
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Colin Farrell Will Not Play Ozzy Osbourne

July 7th, 2010 8:15am EDT
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Colin Farrell's publicist has spoken out to dismiss rumors the Irish actor is preparing to play wild rocker Ozzy Osbourne in a big screen biopic.

The former Black Sabbath frontman and his music manager wife Sharon are eager to transform the rocker's colorful past into a movie, and the rock matriarch has spoken of her desire to cast Johnny Depp in the lead role.

Osbourne recently admitted he would prefer an unknown actor from his native Birmingham, England to land the part - but online reports suggested fellow reformed wildman Farrell had signed up to play the Prince of Darkness.

Howev...
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Ozzy Osbourne Happy To Ditch TV Shows

July 5th, 2010 7:30am EDT
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Ozzy Osbourne is glad he's revived his rock career - because he feared he would be remembered for his shambolic appearance on reality TV show The Osbournes.

The former Black Sabbath frontman was catapulted back into the public eye when cameras captured his madcap antics for the series, which first aired in 2002. His heightened profile became the springboard for his 2007 comeback album Black Rain - and the rocker is delighted he has since managed to shrug off his bumbling TV image and return to his music roots.

He tells Metal Hammer magazine, "You know what? That TV celebrity that I beca...
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