Diary of a Madman: Ozzy Osbourne, The Stories Behind the Classic Songs

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Rock and roll will never die and neither will the legend of Ozzy Osbourne. In the 30 years he has spent behind the microphone, Ozzy has built a legacy that will never be surpassed in the music industry. From his stellar days with the influential Black Sabbath to his solo career, there are few heavy metal artists that even come close to bolstering a record like Ozzy's. At the age of 53, Ozzy now finds himself as popular as ever, starring in his own TV show -- the MTV reality show The Osbournes that attracted 8 ...

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Photos New York 2002 Soft Cover 2002 Printing New 8-1/2 x 11 x 1/2 " 1560254726 Book 2002 Softcover Book...BRAND NEW from 2002 publisher...Never opened, Never owned, Never ... marked...Gift Giving quality...8-1/2 x 11" size...144 pages with index, illustrated with color photographs...Always compelling and endlessly funny, Ozzy Osbourne has managed to affront the moral majority during a lifetime of tabloid headlines...Branded a devil-worshipper, while also being threatened by Satanists and stalked by covens, he bit the heads off a bat and a dove...He threw raw meat at his audiences and "hanged" a dwarf onstage...He pissed on Texas's revered Alamo...He drank as much as possible, he took excessive quantities of drugs, and in one fatal altercation, he tried to kill his wife and manager, Sharon...This book charts the recorded highlights of the original shock-rocker and heavy metal pioneer, both as a dramatic interpreter of songs in Black Sabbath and as a writer and co-writer for his own groups throughout the 1980s a Read more Show Less

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Rock and roll will never die and neither will the legend of Ozzy Osbourne. In the 30 years he has spent behind the microphone, Ozzy has built a legacy that will never be surpassed in the music industry. From his stellar days with the influential Black Sabbath to his solo career, there are few heavy metal artists that even come close to bolstering a record like Ozzy's. At the age of 53, Ozzy now finds himself as popular as ever, starring in his own TV show -- the MTV reality show The Osbournes that attracted 8 million viewers in the U.S. for its first season -- as well as hosting the Ozzfest, an annual tour of heavy metal heavyweights which draws millions of fans throughout the United States and Europe. The book presents the Ozzy we have all grown to know in recent years through his most personal medium: his songs. Every classic Sabbath song as well as each of Ozzy's solo hits are put under the microscope, giving the reader a view of Ozzy that few have ever before seen: that of an intelligent, caring, and brilliant songwriter. 120 color and black-and-white photographs are included in this intimate look at the lyrics behind the most notorious man in rock and roll history. Also discussed are the alcohol and drug-fueled controversies in Ozzy's career such as his infamous on-stage antics, death-defying addiction, and numerous troubles with the law, including an attempted murder charge involving his longtime wife, Sharon. Some say his music has the power to inspire, others say it leads to suicide. Either way one thing is for sure: On or off stage, there will never be another Ozzy.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781560254720
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2003
  • Series: Stories Behind Every Song
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.17 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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