Legendary Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne will be honored at the 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert on May 12. At the special event, Osbourne will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for the Sabbath singer's commitment to helping individuals who have struggled with addiction.
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Just in time to promote Black Label Society's ninth studio album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican,' guitar god Zakk Wylde dropped by our studio for an exclusive interview. During our chat with the BLS frontman, he told us a must-hear and hilarious Ozzy Osbourne story unlike any you've heard before.
While one new feud ignited over Grammy weekend between Sharon Osbourne and fellow music manager Jordan Feldstein, some other simmering bad feelings were officially squashed as the Osbournes made nice with pop star Lady Gaga. In fact, the pop star told Ozzy Osbourne that she used to strip to Black Sabbath's music!
Although Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, it was still surprising when then vocalist admitted to a relapse earlier this year. Ozzy's relapse almost dissolved his marriage with Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy's wife moving out of the family home at one point. In a new interview, Ozzy speaks about the effects of his slip, admitting he thought that he was going to lose his family.
It's no secret that both Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have had some issues with Sharon's side of the family. Sharon's father Don Arden, who managed Black Sabbath early in the band's career, was apparently involved in shady business practices for many years. That, along with personal problems, led to an estrangement between Don and Sharon which lasted two decades. The family drama hasn't stopped there, however, as evidenced in personal Facebook posts from Ozzy and Sharon directed at Sharon's brother David Levy.
Black Sabbath made one of metal's all-time greatest comebacks in 2013, releasing '13' and embarking on a world tour despite guitarist Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis and parting ways with founding drummer Bill Ward over apparent contract issues. The band had forced itself past those hardships, but underneath it all, singer Ozzy Osbourne had relapsed on drugs and alcohol.
He is truly a living legend, so it's only appropriate that Ozzy Osbourne was given that very award along with his Black Sabbath bandmates during the recent Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards in London. Despite this, Ozzy later revealed that in during his younger days, he "didn't expect to live past 30."