'Prince of Darkness' tackles reality TV (created March 20, 2013)
Ozzy Osbourne, who is known as the "Prince of Darkness" and the "Godfather of Heavy Metal," took a detour down a different career path when he became a star of the reality show "The Osbournes" in March 2002. Alongside wife and manager Sharon, and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack, Ozzy's fading star found new life in front of the camera.
Truth be told, Osbourne's personality had always helped his professional career, and he was hailed for live shows that were an ever-growing façade of doom and gloom, gore and ghoul. With the band Black Sabbath, he became an international superstar in a run that lasted from 1970-78 and ended when he was fired from the band. He next drummed up his own solo project, the Blizzard of Ozz, with guitarist Randy Rhoads, bassist Bob Daisley, and drummer Lee Kerslake.
The Blizzard of Ozz, which released its self-titled first album in September 1980, put Osbourne's career track back on an upward trajectory. But his crazed antics (biting the head off a live bat on stage, then doing the same to a dove at an Epic Records meeting) rubbed fans, critics and executives the wrong way, and he remained a controversial figure even through a presumed retirement, the reunion of Black Sabbath (1998) and the reality show eventually based around the infamous singer.
Osbourne's latest album, "Scream," bowed in 2010 and was the precursor to an announcement in the fall of 2011 that the original Black Sabbath lineup would be going on a world tour. Their next project, "13" is currently set to be released in June 2013.
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