By September 1972 and “Vol. 4”,the world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity felt increasingly like a dangerous place…Original lead singer/ lyricist Ozzy Osborne is my guest In the Studio for the fiftieth anniversary.
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In late 1970 the world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity with their second album, “Paranoid”, felt increasingly like a dangerous place. In this classic rock interview original Black Sabbath singer / lyricist Ozzy Osbourne has fond memories of those days when he and his mates from the working-class neighborhood Aston decided to ditch their trendy blues music, cut the band down from a 6-piece to four, and started doing what Ozzy characterizes in this classic rock interview as “spooky music”.
The godfathers of hard rock Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Klaus Meine from Scorpions, David Coverdale from Deep Purple and Whitesnake, and Queensryche co-founders Geoff Tate and Chris Degarmo rip through some seminal hard rock including the late Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath all “In the Studio” for Heavy Metal History
“Metallica” (affectionately known as “The Black Album” in the same way The Beatles had been dubbed “The White Album”), Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and lead throat James Hetfield show how the band sits atop the family tree of hard rock/heavy metal evolution.
Ten years prior to the release of “No More Tears” in September 1991, Ozzy Osbourne couldn’t get arrested outside England. Particularly in America, the former singer for heavy metal godfathers Black Sabbath was perceived by US record label execs as damaged goods…Then for the whole of the Eighties, Ozzy was constantly in the press, but rarely was it for his music. Ozzy admits here In the Studio that “No More Tears” was the first album he ever recorded sober, and the results were spectacular.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is honoring posthumously guitarist Randy Rhoads during this year’s annual induction ceremony October 30….My guest Ozzy Osbourne pays tribute In the Studio in this classic rock interview.
Ozzy Osbourne In the Studio for the making of 1980’s “Blizzard of Ozz”.
Here’s a live medley of “Iron Man” and “Children of the Grave” by Ozzy Osbourne April 28, 1982 at Memphis Mid-South Coliseum, one of the first shows after the accidental death of Ozzy’s guitarist Randy Rhoads
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