Ozzy Osbourne Admits Rock Hall Of Fame Nomination Drives Him “Mad”

Ozzy Osbourne Admits Rock Hall Of Fame Nomination Drives Him “Mad” | Society Of Rock Videos

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Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne is facing a mixed bag of emotions. He’s been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, an honor he would love to receive, but worries he might not because of the tough competition.

Osbourne, also known as the Prince of Darkness, was already inducted with his former band Black Sabbath in 2006. This time, he’s hoping to be recognized for his successful solo career.

“It’s a big deal,” Osbourne admitted in a recent interview. “But I’m going up against some real heavyweights like Mariah Carey, Cher, and Lenny Kravitz. If it happens, that’s great. If not, I’ll keep on rocking.”

Osbourne’s health issues have forced him to retire from touring, something that weighs heavily on him. “I’d love to get back on stage,” he says, “but my body just can’t handle it anymore.” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions typically involve shorter performances, so there’s a glimmer of hope for a future comeback if he gets inducted.

Osbourne has a complicated history with the Rock Hall of Fame. He once criticized it for being too elitist, but softened his stance after Black Sabbath’s induction.

Despite his limitations, Osbourne’s passion for music hasn’t faded. He recently collaborated with Billy Morrison on a song and is eager to record new solo material.

“I gotta keep creating,” he says. “If I don’t, I go crazy. Music is just in my head all the time.”

Fans will be happy to know that even though he can’t tour, the Prince of Darkness is far from finished with rock and roll.

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