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Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I’m Up for Another Black Sabbath Album and Tour’

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

As Black Sabbath wrap up the touring cycle for '13' in July, there has been a lot of speculation about the band's future.

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Metallica, Slash, Dave Navarro + More Honor Ozzy Osbourne at MusiCares Event [Photos]

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On Monday night (May 12), metal fans and philanthropists alike packed Los Angeles' Club Nokia for the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert. Proceeds from the event went toward MusiCares’ programs aimed at helping musicians struggling with addiction, and the entire night was filled with success stories from musicians who have overcome their struggles through the work of such programs.

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Metallica Cover Beatles, Deep Purple + More at MusiCares Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne

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Last night (May 12), the 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert was held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner / CEO Jeff Greenberg were the night's honorees, but Metallica were also an important part of the show, performing a four-song set of classic covers.

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Bats Put a Stop to Ozzy Osbourne’s Home Renovations

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and his reputation with bats go way back with the sordid tale of the Prince of Darkness biting the head off of a bat during a live performance. Even though the event proved to be an accident with Osbourne thinking the bat was a rubber toy, the infamy surrounding the event lives on to this day.

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Online Petition Calls for Ozzy Osbourne To Be Knighted by the Queen of England

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Here's a cause we can all get behind! No matter your political, social or religious views, you surely would love to see Black Sabbath's legendary vocalist to become Sir Ozzy Osbourne.

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Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He’s ‘Lost a Friend’ in Ozzy Osbourne

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Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I Always Think Cancer Means Death’

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For over two years, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has battled cancer. Through songwriting, massive touring and all the work that comes with releasing a new album, Iommi has risen to the occasion, giving all he has to millions of Sabbath fans worldwide. Despite Iommi's incredible efforts, Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne admitted that he initially thought Iommi was handed a death sentence by doctors.

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Judas Priest vs. Ozzy Osbourne – Classic Cage Match

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It was a tight battle, but Judas Priest's 'Breaking the Law' emerged victorious over the returning champ, Motorhead's 'Ace of Spades,' in the latest Classic Cage Match. The hard-driving riffs of the 1980 classic alongside Rob Halford's very distinctive vocals have made 'Breaking the Law' a metal anthem over the years. But how will the song do against another '80s metal powerhouse?

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Ozzy Osbourne’s Lawyers Shut Down Unauthorized ‘Ozzy’ Beer

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

A tremendous amount of bands have released signature beers, but one legendary group omitted from that list is Black Sabbath. Due to his alcoholic past, it seems like an improper decision for Ozzy Osbourne to create his own beer, which may be one of the reasons that Osbourne's lawyers have stepped in to shut down an outside brewer's brand of 'Ozzy' beer.

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Former Ozzy Osbourne Bassist Bob Daisley Reveals Unheard Randy Rhoads Recordings

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Today (March 19) marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of Ozzy Osbourne guitar great Randy Rhoads and his onetime bandmate, Bob Daisley, has offered up his own special tribute online. Daisley has posted a Q&A about the seven hours of audio tapes that he recorded during the writing and recording sessions for the 'Blizzard of Ozz' and 'Diary of a Madman' albums. On top of that, he's also shared some previously unheard studio snippets from those recordings.

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