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.
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.
Last night, at the ninth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the best-of-the-best from this years metal class were honored. In the guitar field, Down's Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein won in the "Riff Lord(s)" category and Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G walked away with the Dimebag Darrell Shredder award.