Tales of Rock – Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne, front man for Black Sabbath, and later day marble-mouthed father figure, was the central figure in one of the most legendary rock star stories of all time: He ate the head off a bat. He has since claimed that he thought the bat was fake, it having been thrown on stage during a concert. That actually sounds like a pretty reasonable assumption to make–though the decision to rip even a fake bat apart with his teeth ratchets the reasonableness meter back a bit. One assumes he had his reasons. Were his “reasons” a garbage bag full of drugs? The answer is lost in the seas of time.

Somewhat less gloriously, Ozzy also once drunkenly took a leak on the Alamo, or more precisely, on the memorial across the street. As would be expected, this action pissed off Texans, a car rental company and dead soldiers everywhere. He was actually banned from San Antonio for a decade, and suffered repeated nighttime visits by the ghost of Davy Crockett. To his credit, Ozzy did later apologize profusely for the incident, although the whole thing makes us wonder what other sacred artifacts Ozzy peed on in his day.

 

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3 thoughts on “Tales of Rock – Ozzy Osbourne”

  1. Ozzy was probably stoned out of his head when he bit the bat’s head off; but it is no better then sober guys biting the heads off chickens. Maybe he was also stoned or didn’t want jail time when he apologized for pissing at the Alamo, after all he was just the most famous person who did it; pretty sure he doesn’t remember doing it either…..Ozzy is the man

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