Osbourne was inducted as a member of Black Sabbath again in 2006. If he’s voted on this 12 months, he’ll be a part of the likes of all 4 Beatles, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Web page, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart and others with double honors. Solely Eric Clapton has three inductions on his personal and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream.
“I’m deeply honored to obtain this information from the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame,” Osbourne stated in a press release on Saturday (Feb. 10), after the nominations were announced. “To be one of many few musicians who’s being thought-about for a second entry, now as a solo artist, is one thing I may by no means have imagined. After 44 years as a solo artist the truth that I can proceed to report music and obtain this recognition is one thing I’m extremely happy with.”
Osbourne started his solo profession with Blizzard of Ozz in 1980 and has launched 13 albums on his personal, most lately Affected person Quantity 9 throughout 2022. These have launched numerous iconic exhausting rock hits, together with “Loopy Practice,” “Flying Excessive Once more,” “Bark on the Moon” and “No Extra Tears,” in addition to the ballad “Mama, I’m Coming Residence.”
Some current surgical procedures and a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis have rendered Osbourne unable to carry out lately; he needed to drop off the invoice of the Energy Journey pageant final October in Indio, Calif. His spouse and supervisor Sharon Osbourne, nonetheless, lately spoke of plans for a pair of farewell concerts in Osbourne’s dwelling city of Birmingham, England.
Throughout a November look on The Adam Carolla Present, Sharon lobbied for Ozzy to be thought-about for Rock Corridor induction on his personal as properly.
“They know that Ozzy deserves to be there,” she stated. “They know he’s been a solo artist. You’ve gotta be doing it for twenty-four years. He’s been 43 years as a solo artist. He bought almost 100 million albums as a solo artist. So the place is he? Induct him!”
Sharon added that she and Ozzy attended a dinner for the 2023 inductees “and other people have been saying to Ozzy, ‘Oh, you’ve been inducted in,’ and we have been like, ‘No, really. We have been simply invited for the meals, so we’re right here.’ That’s as close to as we’ve received, however no.”
Public voting has begun for this 12 months’s inductees through rockhall.com, whereas ballots are being mailed to business voters. Inductees are anticipated to be introduced throughout early Might, with the ceremony slated for the autumn in Cleveland.