Ozzy Osbourne Disowns Heavy Metal Label

06/25/2013
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(Gibson) He's one of the most important metal vocalists of all time, but Ozzy Osbourne says he identifies more with the heavy blues-rock of the 70s than the term 'heavy metal.'

Speaking to CNN, Osbourne Ozzy said, "I have never ever ever been able to attach myself to the word 'heavy metal' it has no musical connotations. If it was heavy rock, I could get that, but the '70s was kind of like a bluesy thing, the '80s was kind of bubblegum-frosted hair, multicolored clothes and the '90s was kind of grungy."

Ozzy went on to say that he would often hear from bands that Black Sabbath was a huge influence on them, and "I could go, 'Oh, yeah, I can see that,' but other bands... what part of that is inspired by us? Some of it is just angry people screaming down a microphone!"

As for the legacy Black Sabbath will leave behind, Ozzy puts it all down to good-old-fashioned determination and honesty. "Black Sabbath wasn't some band created by a London mogul," he said. "We were four guys who had a dream that became bigger than expectations. It's been the best thing that ever happened to me." more on this story

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