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Must own.Hilarious.Dark,sometimes sad.Insanely lucky life of Ozzy.
on October 5, 2015
Forget all the negative reviews,take it from a fan of Ozzy/Sabbath,Randy Rhodes,Zakk Wylde & metal in general. If you are a fan of any of those things & have a sense of humor then this is a book for you ! In this book you will learn about Ozzy,where he was born,where & how he grew up(which was a hard life) and insight as to how Ozzy got into the path of Geezer & Bill,he went too school with Tony and they met back up years later. Insight & info about their formation and details about the band throughout the span of 8 Sabbath albums(all detailed) & why he got released from Sabbath. Then how he got a kick in the butt from Sharon to get himself going back into making music. Also how he came to know Sharon & how they got together,it gives you details about the formation of the solo band,meeting Randy Rhodes and him joining,as well as details about his tragic death. It tells you about his first wife Thelma & their children,tells about all the booze and debauchery in the daily life of Ozzy. Then there is info about lawsuits with band members,meeting Zakk and his time in jail. Playing on the road with 3 children on the bus on tour,marrying Sharon. Info about the Osbournes show,how Ozzy eventually kicked the drugs & smoking and drinking. Tells you about his tragic accident with the quad bike,plus stories about the Alamo,the infamous bat & dove biting stories as well as many others that eill have you laughing constantly. The pranks he'd pull on Bill & Tony as well as the story about,well the chapter entitled "Killing the Vicar" is hilarious. It is like your hearing Ozzy tell you the story personally,throughout the book i swear i could hear Ozzy's voice in my head telling me these insane,sometimes tragic,sometimes low & alot of good times. Experiences with the white powder,rohypnol,hashish,pot,cough syrup,amphetamines,booze,etc. The book has some interludes with alot of unseen photos as well as some really insightful stuff i never knew about Ozzy or Sabbath(like how Bloody Sabbath was recorded in a haunted mansion,while he scared the hell outta Bill) as well as memories on the road with Motley Crue,the idea of Ozzfest,Zakk Wylde. The issues with the teen suicide,the issues with PETA threats,the circumstances leading up to the mistake in choking his beloved wife Sharon. Several times he thanks her for keeping him happy,alive and going. Trust me there is so much more in this book,i could not put it down i read it in under 2 days. Trust me any fan of Ozzy or Sabbath wants & needs this book,it is an instant classic. Must own this hilarious book.