27 July, 2021

Ozzy Osbourne

Me was the lead singer of Black Sabbath, often referred to as the ‘Godfather of Heavy Metal’ and the ‘Prince of Darkness’...

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Ozzy Osbourne
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I don’t believe in writing diaries. But since I’m finally penning one, I might as well go through the process of identifying myself. Me was the lead singer of Black Sabbath, often referred to as the ‘Godfather of Heavy Metal’ and the ‘Prince of Darkness’. But what I’m writing about has nothing to do with my vocal abilities. Well, to get to the point, on New Year’s Day I get this call from an official in the Indian Parliament who identified himself as Mr H. “Mr Ozzy,” he said, “we need your advice on how to make proceedings in our Parliament more ruckus free. Your name’s been strongly recommended by our consultants Macchanji.” After I heard him out, I told him that for starters, not to address me as Mister. “The last time that happened was when I was hauled up by a LA cop for over-speeding. It brings back bad memories, you know. “So, H, just call me Ozzy, or, the Wizard of Ozz,” I said, and added, “also, let me tell you, I know nothin’...

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