Ozzy Osbourne, clad in a screaming yellow suit and black crucifix, and Zakk Wylde, attired in custom-made flared jeans, sit side-by-side on a couch. They rise as one at my appearance, their solemn, polite handshakes suggesting men of infinite wealth, taste and breeding.
Are you sitting down? Because we've got some big news for you: the original lineup of Black Sabbath -- Ozzy Osboure, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward -- have officially reunited and are working on a new album.
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne rose to prominence in the early Seventies as the lead singer of Black Sabbath. Osbourne cut eight studio albums with Black Sabbath throughout the decade. Tensions between band members peaked during the recording of 1978's Never Say Die! album, and in 1979 Osbourne was kicked out of the band.
Longtime fans of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin who have been waiting to finally hear the recordings of the two bands' legendary jam session can finally exhale. But not for a happy reason. According to Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, the recordings don't exist.
In this series of videos, Guitar World's Andy Aledort shows you the finer points of playing two classic songs by Black Sabbath: "War Pigs" and "Fairies Wear Boots." Both tracks can be found on Black Sabbath's sophomore album from 1970, Paranoid.
It's no secret that heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne is one crazy motherfucker. From his tenure in Black Sabbath to his years as a solo artist in the '80s, the self-proclaimed Prince of Darkness has had his fair share of crazy events.