Ozzy Osbourne’s legendary comeback album, “Blizzard of Ozz,” brought the prince of darkness back to life with a new band and direction. His addiction forced Black Sabbath to boot Osbourne or risk the whole band tanking. It sent an already unwell Osbourne into a deep spiral only to be recovered by Sharon Arden, daughter of Black Sabbath’s manager, who saw the hope Osbourne had left in his career. With her help, Osbourne was able to start a new band and write some of the most popular metal songs of all time, like “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley.” Although primarily remembered for the hits of the album, the release would lay the foundation to eternize the name Ozzy Osbourne.
Being the face of one of the most influential metal bands ever, Ozzy Osbourne earned his place as the Prince of Darkness. But like a true anti-hero, he succumbed to his weaknesses before rising again. Partnering with legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads and led thoughtfully by the future manager and wife Sharon Arden, Osbourne was able to not only continue his career but become the most celebrated figure in all of metal.