Sharon Osbourne Wants Ozzy’s Solo Work To Be Inducted In Hall Of Fame
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In a recent interview with The Adam Carolla Show, Sharon Osbourne passionately voiced her belief that her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, deserves to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. The renowned manager and television personality expressed her frustration, stating, “They know that Ozzy deserves to be there… He’s been 43 years as a solo artist.”
According to the eligibility criteria for solo induction, artists must have been pursuing a solo career for at least 25 years.
Ozzy’s debut solo album, “Blizzard of Ozz,” was released in 1980, making him eligible for solo induction since 2005. Sharon Osbourne emphasized, “He sold nearly a hundred million albums as a solo artist. So where is he? Induct him.”
Sharon, known for her straightforward approach, asserted, “I will never beg, and I will never ask for favors. I’ve never asked anyone for a favor. So, my thing is fuck you if you don’t realize that somebody really deserves to be here. And you don’t recognize that? Then, see ya.”
While Ozzy Osbourne was previously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006 as a member of Black Sabbath, his solo achievements are undeniably substantial. Ozzy, however, has maintained a somewhat indifferent attitude toward the Rock Hall in the past.
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In 1999, he stated,
“Just take our name off the list… The nomination is meaningless because it’s not voted on by the fans. It’s voted on by the supposed elite of the industry and the media, who’ve never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is totally irrelevant to me.”
In recent years, Ozzy’s health challenges have led to the cancellation of several live performances and tour dates, including the 2023 Power Trip festival.
Uncertain about his return to the stage, Ozzy shared, “That’s one of the things I’ve been the most fucking pissed off at: I never got the chance to say goodbye or thank you.” Despite these uncertainties, he expressed gratitude for his loyal fans, considering them his extended family.
“Because my fans are what it’s all about. If I can just do a few gigs…They’ve been loyal to me for fucking years. They write to me, they know all about my dogs. It’s my extended family really, and they give us the lifestyle we have. For whatever reason, that’s my goal to work to,” Ozzy remarked in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.