|Authors|| Ozzy Osbourne |
|Publisher||Grand Central Publishing|
|January 25, 2010|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, paperback)|
|Followed by||Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy|
I Am Ozzy is the autobiography of Ozzy Osbourne,vocalist of Black Sabbath and solo singer. It chronicles his life, beginning as a child, followed by his career as a vocalist. The book was widely praised by its readers for its level of detail, and humor. It currently holds a 4.6/5 rating on Amazon.com.
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter, actor and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, during which he adopted the nickname "The Prince of Darkness". Osbourne was fired from the band in 1979 due to alcohol and drug problems, but went on to have a successful solo career, releasing eleven studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the United States. Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions. He rejoined the band in 1997 and recorded the group’s final studio album 13 (2013) before they embarked on a farewell tour which culminated in a final performance in their home city Birmingham, England in February 2017. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal".
Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.
So far, Ozzy has signed his autobiography at a Borders in New York City on Tuesday, January 26, 2010.The book was co-written by Chris Ayres, because of Osbourne's dyslexia. The audio book was read by Frank Skinner.
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