Legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne’s wife Sharon Osbourne embarrassingly revealed on CBS that before her husband had an accident tripping at home going to the bathroom, she did not make him and her family her first priority.
She said, “I didn’t until my husband’s accident this year. I really didn’t. It would be, ‘I’ll do it soon. In a couple of months, I’ll do this or I’ll do that.’ And I would always put family stuff aside, and just realized after you have an accident how your life can change within a second. And [I] don’t do that anymore. My number one priority is taking care of my husband.”
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson revealed he wasn’t a big fan of the Ozzy Osbourne years of Black Sabbath in a new ‘Did You Know Jack?’ podcast interview.
“I didn’t hear Geezer until I was quite a bit older. I guess I probably heard ‘Paranoid’, ’cause I played it in one of my bands when I was probably — I don’t know — 13, 14 years old. But, honestly, I was not a big fan of the Ozzy years of Sabbath. ‘Paranoid’ is my favorite Sabbath record from the Ozzy era, but when I really got attuned into Sabbath was when Ronnie James Dio joined the band on the ‘Heaven And Hell’ album. That was really my era of Sabbath — particularly that album and ‘Mob Rules’. Those were the two… And it’s because that’s the age I was at when I was being introduced to the current heavy metal that was going on around me.
Sabbath was cool with Ozzy, but it was kind of more of a throwback into Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and, quite honestly, that was kind of a generation before me. My music I grew up on was KISS, Styx, Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Boston, and then, as I started to get into heavier stuff, began that Ronnie Dio era of Rainbow, Sabbath, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Motorhead — that was really more my generation.”