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50 Years Ago Today, 2 Big Moments in Music

Jimi Hendrix died, and Black Sabbath helped launch heavy metal

(Newser) - Two notable 50-year musical anniversaries were being marked on Friday, one good and one tragic:
  • Iconic album: On Sept. 18, 1970, Black Sabbath released Paranoid, which played a "genre-defining" role in launching heavy metal worldwide, reports NPR . The group's second album was informed by band members' hometown of

Ozzy to Fans in Wake of New Diagnosis: I Need You

71-year-old rocker says he's been diagnosed with a form of Parkinson's

(Newser) - In a Monday interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, rocker Ozzy Osbourne revealed that 2019 hadn't been a great year for him. In fact, "[it] was the worst, longest, most painful, miserable year of my life," he said, noting that he'd had a bad...

Ozzy's Iconic Heavy Metal Band Is Done

Black Sabbath puts on final show

(Newser) - Black Sabbath called it a career Saturday night in the place where it all began 50 years earlier. Ozzy Osbourne and crew put on their final show for fans in Birmingham, England, concluding a legendary run with the band's first hit, "Paranoid," reports the BBC . "Thank...

Pro Skateboarder and Model Dylan Rieder Dead at 28

'One of the best'

(Newser) - The skateboarding world is mourning the loss of 28-year-old Dylan Rieder, who died of leukemia on Wednesday. Rieder grew up in Westminster, Calif., and began skating at age 9, reports People . He went pro for Alien Workshop at age 18 before nabbing sponsorships with Birdhouse, Osiris, and Quiksilver. "A...

Ozzy Rep: Here's the Explanation for His Affair

He's a sex addict, rep explains

(Newser) - There's a perfectly understandable reason for Ozzy Osbourne's affair with hairdresser Michelle Pugh, Osbourne's rep tells People : "Over the last six years, Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a sex addiction," the rep says in a statement. "He is sorry if Ms. Pugh took...

Kelly Osbourne Tweets Number of Ozzy's Other Woman


(Newser) - Kelly Osbourne is not exactly quietly taking the high road when it comes to her father's alleged affair . "Anyone looking for cheap chunky LOW-lights a blow out and a blowjob call +1(323)9282323," Osbourne tweeted Monday, an apparent reference to Ozzy's rumored affair with celebrity hairstylist Michelle...

Here's What Ozzy, Sharon Have to Say About Each Other

'She's everything for me'

(Newser) - Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne had to come together amidst their marriage trouble Thursday, a reunion ETOnline calls "icy" and "remarkably uncomfortable." They appeared at an LA press conference announcing the merger this year of two music festivals, Ozzfest and the Knotfest metal festival. And while Ozzy seemed...

Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Split
 Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Split 

Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Split

But it's reportedly not about drug use

(Newser) - Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have split, but whether it's another temporary bump or an end to 33 years of marriage remains unclear. Either way, Ozzy has moved out of the family home, reports E! Online , with Yahoo reporting that he's staying at an LA hotel. A post at...

33 Years After Infamous Pee, Ozzy Returns to the Alamo

His lifetime ban was lifted more than 20 years ago

(Newser) - Older, more sober, and no longer wearing pink tights, Ozzy Osbourne returned to the Alamo on Thursday, 33 years after he peed on a monument at the site sacred to Texans in what became one of the most infamous moments of his career. The rocker was in San Antonio filming...

Nasty Black Sabbath Feud Plays Out on Facebook

Ex-drummer wants apology, Ozzy wants to know what he's 'on about'

(Newser) - Back in 2012, original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward refused to take part in the group's reunion because of a contract dispute. This week he explained—at great length—his problems with the band and, especially, Ozzy Osbourne. Needless to say, Ozzy does not appear happy about it. In...

Sharon Osbourne: I Slit Wrist ... for Ozzy

She reveals youthful incident on 'The Talk'

(Newser) - The early days of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's relationship were about as dramatic as you might have thought: On The Talk yesterday, as part of "Secret Week," Sharon revealed that when she was 27 years old and dating Ozzy, she once slit her wrist to prove her...

How Black Sabbath Got Its Cocaine

Ozzy Osbourne and bandmates recall the old days

(Newser) - Black Sabbath is back, with 13—its first album featuring Ozzy Osbourne since 1978— out Tuesday . So, of course, there's a massive profile in the Guardian featuring tons of drug tidbits and references to the occult as Osbourne, Terry "Geezer" Butler, and Tony Iommi wax nostalgic. Choice quotes:...

High Ozzy Thought Sharon Was Trying to Kill Him
 Ozzy Thought Sharon 
 Was Trying to Kill Him 
inside his relapse

Ozzy Thought Sharon Was Trying to Kill Him

Osbourne would go missing for days during relapse

(Newser) - So just how bad did things get during Ozzy Osbourne's year-and-a-half relapse into booze and drugs ? Well, according to sources who talked to Britain's Daily Star tabloid, the rocker got so high he became convinced wife Sharon was planning to murder him. He ran around their mansion...

Sharon Not Taking Ozzy Back Just Yet

Osbourne must be sober for months, she says, according to friends

(Newser) - Ozzy Osbourne assured us that he and Sharon are not divorcing , but that does not mean all is happily ever after. The two are estranged thanks to Ozzy's drink-and-drug relapse, and Sharon is refusing to reconcile until Ozzy has been sober for months, sources tell TMZ . She wants to...

Ozzy Osbourne: I Relapsed, Used Drugs

But no divorce from Sharon, he says

(Newser) - Rumors have been swirling that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are headed for Splitsville, but last night Ozzy took to Facebook to "set the record straight": It's not divorce that's the problem, it's a relapse into drugs and alcohol. "For the last year and a half...

12 Weird Celebrity Duets
 12 Weird Celebrity Duets 

12 Weird Celebrity Duets

Ozzy Osbourne and ... Jessica Simpson?!

(Newser) - Get ready for the smooth sounds of Michael Bublé and ... Reese Witherspoon? Yep, the two are pairing up for a duet on the Canadian crooner's next album. Fortunately we already know Witherspoon can sing, thanks to her role in Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, but one has to...

13 Stars With Major Tax Issues
 13 Stars With Major Tax Issues 

13 Stars With Major Tax Issues

Yep, Lindsay Lohan has tax problems, too

(Newser) - You'd think, with all their fame, fortune, and presumed ability to hire a legion of accountants, celebrities would be able to stay on top of their taxes. But these 13 stars, rounded up by Fox News , prove that's not always the case:
  • Lionel Richie: Reportedly owes the federal

Black Sabbath, Ozzy Reuniting

First album since 1978 coming next year, along with tour

(Newser) - They may be in their 60s now, but Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne are together again and working on a new album and tour for 2012, reports E! Online . Band members made their big announcement at Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, saying they were going to record their...

Ozzy: Hard Wired to Party Hard?
 Ozzy: Hard Wired to Party Hard?

Ozzy: Hard Wired to Party Hard?

He has several intriguing genetic mutations

(Newser) - Was always-crazed heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne biologically destined to party really, really hard? Scientists think it's a possibility after finding several intriguing mutations when mapping the Oz's genes. Several of the variations "we've never seen before," said geneticist Nathaniel Pearson, and they include some that may have...

Ozzy to Westboro Protesters: Stop Using My Music!

Osbourne 'sicked and disgusted' by Westboro Baptist Church antics

(Newser) - Add Ozzy Osbourne to the list of people who are not happy with the Westboro Baptist Church . The group, infamous for staging anti-gay protests at military funerals and chanting things like “You’re going to hell,” played one of Ozzy’s songs on the steps of the US...

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