.... that the song "Suicide Solution" is about the alcohol related death
of singer Bon Scott from AC/DC?
....that Ozzy once snorted a line of ants like they were cocaine? There
was an old popsicle stick laying on the sidewalk with a line of ants
going to it, so he decided to snort 'em up!
....that Ozzy once shot all of his cats? All 17 of them! his wife, Thelma
came home and found Ozzy lying under the piano in a white suit with a
shotgun in one hand and a bloody knife in the other!
....that Ozzy once took a crap on an elevator in a plush hotel as it was
going down? When the doors opened, a bunch of people in fur coats all
stood there with their mouths wide open!
....that when Randy Rhoads plane crashed into the house, Ozzy saved a deaf
man from the burning building?
....that Ozzy's old home in L.A. is where Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith
....that Sabbath didn't release a single after "paranoid"
for a few years? They felt that their audience was becoming to
....that Ozzy once got stabbed in the stomach with a screwdriver at a dance?
....that Ozzy collects Victorian art?
....that the girl in the "Shot In The Dark" video was a cheerleader
for the LA Rams?
....that Ozzy was going to appear in a Miami Vice episode but was pulled
because of the "Suicide Solution" debate where a young man
killed himself listening to Ozzy's music?
....that Zakk Wylde is from New Jersey?
....that the original cover for the Ultimate Sin was pulled because the girl
had no pants on and there were 3 crucifixes on top a hill in the background?
....that the reason Ozzy once shaved his head was because of all the oils,
and gels he was using combined with the bright stage lights made his hair
brittle, dry, and very damaged? it had nothing to do with the bat biting.
....that Ozzy won a Grammy for "I Don't Want To Change The World"
from "Live And Loud"?
....that Ozzy has a tattoo that reads "thanks" on the palm of his hand?
....that the words bodge and flaps which are heard in some Ozzy songs means
vagina and breasts? example: x-rated demon that lives in my head, hungry
for bodge and he wants to be fed - No Bone Movies
....that Ozzy wrote the song "Mama, I'm Coming Home" for his wife Sharon?
Ozzy calls her "Mama"
....that Ozzy wrote the song "Goodbye To Romance" as a farewell to Sabbath?
....that Ozzy has sold over 40 million albums?
....that the band Ozzy was putting together with Steve Vai was going to be
....that at the end of Crazy Train, the guy laughing and saying "egg"
is not Ozzy? When Ozzy was in the studio recording this song he was fooling
around with an oscillator (a device that contorts your voice) when he asked
a guy in the studio what he had for breakfast. The guy said "an egg",
and Ozzy turned the nob and produced that effect!
....that Ozzy had to pay $172,000 for the damage that fans caused at a 1986
concert at the Meadowlands, NJ?
....that Randy Rhoads wrote the song "Dee" for his mom Delores?
....that Zakk Wylde first heard that Ozzy was looking for a guitarist from
the Howard Stern radio show?
....that Ozzy has had his dragon tattoo re-colored 2 times since he originally
....that Ozzy has had cameo parts in 3 major movies? He played a priest in
"Trick or Treat", a band manager in "The Jerky Boys Movie", and himself
in "Howard Sterns Private Parts"
....that Ozzy owns 6 dogs? Their names are Baldy, Sugar, Sonny, Raider, Buster
....that Ozzy's "Speak of the Devil" album was originally released
with a sticker over Ozzy's mouth to make Ozzy look normal (instead of the
raspberry's pouring out of his mouth)? Ozzy put a quick stop to that and
only a few albums made it to the public.
....that Ozzy once set a total strangers newspaper on fire while he was reading
it at an airport?
....that Sabbath once performed in white ties, tails, top hats and canes at the
Whiskey in LA in the early 70's?
....that Lemmy from Motorhead helped Ozzy write the lyrics to 4 of the songs
on "No More Tears"?
....that Ozzy used to shave peoples eye brows off while they slept?
....that all of Ozzy's albums have gone platinum or better?
....that "Mr. Tinkertrain" on the album "No More Tears" is
named after Mr. Tinkertrains bar in Bearsville, NY?
....that Tony Iommi was once engaged to Lita Ford?
....that the album "No More Tears" was originally going to be called
"Say Hello To Heaven"?
....that Ozzy is a God father to Zakk Wylde's child?
....that it's Tony Iommi coughing at the start of "Sweet Leaf" on "Masters
....that Bill Ward was almost fired from Black Sabbath in 1972? Two reasons,
he couldn't get the drum track down for "Cornucopia" and he was
heavily hooked on narcotics.
....that the song "Bloodbath In Paradise" on "No Rest For The Wicked"
is about the mass-murderer Charles Manson?
....that Black Sabbath rehearsed for the "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" album
in a castle that was claimed to be haunted? Ozzy and Bill say they saw
....that Ozzy had a whole brand new album written in 1987 but he didn't like
it so he scrapped the whole thing?
....that Bill Ward was very close with the late John Bonham of Led Zeppelin?
They actually grew up together and became regular drinking buddies.
....that the little boy on the cover of the "Diary of a Madman" album
is Ozzy's son Louis from his first marriage?
....that the Black Sabbath song "Nib" was named after Bill Wards beard?
The guys in the band started calling him nibby (as in the top of a pen nib)
because his beard came to a point. (no, it's not nativity in black)
....that Geezer was the youngest of the four in black Sabbath?
....that Ozzy once painted himself purple from head to toe when first getting
on the club scene back in '69 to attract attention and it didn't work?
Nobody paid attention and it took him hours to get the paint off!!!
....that Black Sabbath's first self titled album was released on Friday the
13th,february 1970 and was recorded in just 12 hours for $900?
....that Tony once put lighter fluid on Bill wards legs and set them on fire
for a joke?
....that the song "S.I.N." on the "No More Tears album" stands
for shadows in the night?
....that Tony Iommi got the tops of two of his fingers of his right hand
chopped off working on some machinery as a child and to this day still
wears protective finger stalls to play the guitar?
....that Ozzy plays the harmonica on the song "The Wizard"?
....that Geezer Butler wrote most of the lyrics for the Black Sabbath songs?
....that Tony Iommi once punched Ozzy on the nose for ripping up Bibles placed
in hotels by the Gideons?
....that Randy Rhoads played with Quiet Riot before getting hooked up
....that Ozzy made his own tattoos while in jail with a piece of graphite?
The famous o-z-z-y across his hands and a smiley face on each knee
is his own work!!!
....that Ozzy once worked in a slaughter house?
....that the song "S.A.T.O." on "Diary of a Madman" stands
for sailing across the ocean? or does it stand for sail away to ozz?
....that the song Ozzy used to play before his concerts was from a real
opera called "Carmina Burana" and the name of the song is
....that when Black Sabbath first started playing clubs they would get real
mad because the audience would just sit there and talk to each other? So
the band just kept turning the volume up until it was impossible to hold
....that one time Ozzy walked to band rehearsal bare foot because he couldn't
afford new shoes?
....that back in 1970 Black Sabbath had some equipment stolen from a gig and
got beat up by skinheads? This caused Ozzy to write the song "Fairies
....that Ozzy has tried to take his own life several times? His first attempt
was at the young age of 14.
....that Ozzy once stole $500 from his wife Sharon (before they were married)
to buy cocaine?
....that when Ozzy was a young kid, he would spray paint "Ozzy-Iron Man"
and "Iron Maiden" around the Aston area where he lived?
....that Ozzy's wife Sharon is his current manager?
....that the song "A.V.H." on the album "No More Tears" stands
for Aston Villa Highway? Geezer is a big fan of the Aston Villa soccer team. It
was originally thought that this stood for alcohol, valium, and hash.
....that the song "Miracle Man" on "No Rest For The Wicked" is
about the preacher Jimmy Swaggart?
....that Black Sabbath "Volume 4" was supposed to be named "Snowblind"
but the record company wouldn't allow it?
....that Zakk Wylde's real name was Jeffery Wielandt, but has had it officially changed to Zachary Phillip Wylde?
....that Ozzy likes to have a tank of oxygen on the side of the stage
when he performs?
....that Ozzy plays the synthesizer on "Who Are You" on the
"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" album? It is actually the very first song
that Ozzy wrote the notes for.
....that Ozzy once said he was going to record a "Farewell To Randy
Rhoads" album with Zakk playing songs that Ozzy and randy wrote together?
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