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Ozzy Osbourne: The Prince of Darkness, Randy Rhoads Plane Crash and the Saving Grace of a Strong Woman


Though. We're apart. These days was sharing more so at Geico we'd like to say thanks. Thanks for sharing you savage dance moves. Thanks for sharing your diy haircut fails. Thanks for sharing your inner lips star. Now it's our turn to share with the GEICO giveback, fifteen percent credit on car and motorcycle policies for current and new customers, because we're committed for the long haul, the fifteen percent credit last full policy term visit Geico dot, com slash, give back for more INFO and eligibility. Darkness that dwells in the center of the world. It's the kind that make up the nightmares that kept you awake as a child clutching your blanket as you cry for your parents. It's the kind you cannot escape. No matter how hard you try! Listen to lighthouse now on the iheartradio APP on Apple, podcasts or wherever you get your podcast. Graceland is a production of iheartradio double elvis media. Stories about Ozzy Osbourne are insane. He bit the heads of small winged creatures urinated on historical landmarks, catapulted raw meat at audiences, woke up in the middle of freeway after one of his all too frequent blackouts, he had drugs delivered by the truckload. His tour bus was cut in half by a low flying plane, and it took the life of someone. He loves like a brother. And during his stints as frontman for Black Sabbath, and as a solo artist, from his highest ties to his darkest lows around Osborne made great music. That music you heard at the top of the show that wasn't great music. That was a preset loop from Mellow John called Mellow San Francisco treat 'em. K. One. I've played you that loop because I can't afford the rights to cold hearted by Paula Abdul. And why would play that specific slice of hit and run cheese? Could I afford it? Because that was the number one song in America on September Third Nineteen, eighty nine, and that was the day that Ozzy. Osbourne woke up in a prison cell charged with a heinous crime that he couldn't remember committee. On this episode, headless animals soil lamb truckloads of drugs in the prince of Darkness Himself Ozzie Osborne. I'm Jay Brennan. This, Graceland. Ozzy. Osbourne was in trouble again. He was always in trouble. Trouble had a way of finding. TROUBLE WITH, disappear! Ozzy would go looking for trouble this time he founded, and he was in deep. Thing was he couldn't even remember how we got into it. In the first place, he had no idea how long been passed out when he finally came to, or how the hell he wound up on his back, laying the median strip of a busy stretch of a Memphis highway. His head rank felt like it was an vice each time a car screen by the vice tighten. The headlights burned into his eyes. He smashed his eyelids shut and press his hands against his years. Maybe if he squeezed every part of his head, just flat the whole thing the noise would stop the pain would stop. The pain didn't go anywhere if anything it intensified. And then he felt the pain down below. Ozzy Osbourne was thirty five years old rock and roll's quote unquote Prince of darkness unchallenged on His throne. been living the party hard lifestyle for more than a decade now I as the lead singer of black Sabbath, argue the first and greatest heavy metal band of all time, and now out on his own as a successful solo artist. The blackouts. These were new a sign of too much partying. They started around the time that randy died, but as he took it all in stride, it was like a marathon runner getting leg cramps. You can't be a professional partier for this long and not expect to blackout here and there along the way. As, he lifted his head off the ground, he felt the heaviness of the night before blow Cognac Benny Hana's. He been out with the boys. Motley crue the up and coming L., A. Ben he had tapped to open his nineteen eighty-four North American tour. Pearl the night featured the usual voices, bottomless bottles of booze drugs, girls more girls. They were knocking back shots at a Japanese steakhouse when Ozzy lost, all grip on reality lost consciousness. Now who's here? Stuck inside of Memphis with the immobile blues again in the middle of the Goddamn Highway Tabu. Man had to take a leak. But I he get himself the hell out of the way. Ozzy Bob and read across three lanes of oncoming traffic to get to the side of the highway as well as thirty lanes felt like that arcade game with the frog, his knees buckled disease, giant hunk of metal, roared by he closed, his eyes, trusted his life in the hands of feet and made a run for. He made it thankfully surprisingly, and on the side of the highway, felt reinvigorated in mostly awake. Needed a drink to take the edge off a first, he had a piss. A racehorse. In Nineteen eighty-four Ozzy Osborne was racehorse. He'd been groomed for this lifestyle with is black Sabbath. BANDMATES tonio make. Butler and Bill Ward Ozzy Osbourne invented heavy metal. Sevice nineteen seventy thousands with ozzy contain some of the heaviest music of all time. The ban deployed rhythm, groove and space via backbreaking guitarist and skull, crushingly simple power that is to this day unmatched in its originality and authenticity. Born of their native Birmingham England's low-hanging industrial heaviness, black Sabbath route, the playbook scores of heavy metal bands, since have followed incorporating everything from the horror film. Inspiration of their self titled Debut to Ozzy's in Congress, Beatles esque, vocal melodies that blanket most every one of their albums to the Proto Mosh parts of Ozzy's last Sabbath record. Never say die, simply put black Sabbath rule they still rule and in Nineteen eighty-four Ozzy. Osbourne was thoroughly enjoying the fruits of his kingdom's Labor. On this particular morning, though it would take more than a morning cup of Joe to power rock and roll. That was the heaviest of the heavy. I was pint of bitter lager stout. Then speed pills the stuff to get you going this stuff to keep going and that was just breakfast. Whatever Ozzy took. The day before wouldn't cut it the next day every day. The stakes were higher. By, the late seventies, Ozzy's daily regimented escalated to a mix of beer. We'd Cognac Speed Cough Syrup barbituates. And Cocaine? He called it waffle dust because it would keep you up till breakfast. He did so much coke that he tour is Eh. Gladys in half have severed. It hung down the back of his throat in nearly choked him to death. Loaded on every conceivable substance, Ozzy felt the needs to defend whatever title reputation he garnered up to that point against the hard partying upstarts and Motley crue who fired take heavy metal. Bacchanalia to a level yet unseen. But as he was so Gonzo that when it came to his own antics, he wasn't even sure what was true, and what was a myth anymore? D really snort a line of ants off of a popsicle, stick or the side of the road. He couldn't remember, but it sure sounded like something he would do. He did remember when he bit the head off that does that really happen? CBS Records Headquarters Nineteen eighty-one Century City suits execs. Pr Cronies squares all. And Ozzy Osbourne making like his hero. John Lennon and starting over starting his solo career that is. Black Sabbath. Were moving on without without Munchkin. Ronnie James Dio and is he had something to prove. He brought. These does to the meeting. He was supposed to release them as a gesture of peace. That was the gag that the flyer on the room in a real combined moment. Instead, ever the entertainer or ever. The Troublemaker Ozzie pulled a real prince of darkness power. He sat on the arm of one of the PR. Executives chairs slowly and surprisingly pulled the dove from his pocket. Some of the suits caught the move with the faulk. Ozzy had that gleam in his eye. That schoolboy troublemakers smirk. He skinned the room. He feel the tension. All eyes on him he loved is just like being on stage what the faulk was Ozzie about to do? His smirk widened into shit eating grin, he then slowly brought the dove from his pockets, who was mall opened his mouth, embiid down snapping the Little Bird's head clean off. Around of Gorgeous Moans from the conference room, full of executives and industry brass, ozzy opened his mouth slowly, somehow maintaining that troublemakers smirk, the doves had fell out. Odds lap the executive sitting to his left. The CBS executives in the room couldn't believe what they've just seen. The feathers, the busted veep, the blood, all of it go teeing around, Ozzy Osbourne's mouth and that shit eating grin. and. They promptly threw out of the. Instantly the story was legend word spread throughout every boy's bathroom in every highschool in America in between possible reds, Ozzy Osbourne was fucking crazy Dan right about my copy of vase. And then there was the story about the Bat Ozzie did remember that one that really happened. That was at the veteran's auditorium. De, Moines January twentieth nineteen eighty two. Eight thousand Rabid Ozzy Osborne. Fans diary of a madman toward Randy rhoads Rudy Stars. Tommy Aldridge standing in place behind Ozzy between songs. The show was hot. The crowd height the bat was hurled towards sage by a fan. Ozzy grabbed quick assumed it was a fake. The crowd went bad shit. No Pun intended. Was He gonNa do it really was Ozzie really going to do it just like the rumored biting of the dove. Ozzy wrapped his teeth around the bats tiny head embiid down. The crowd went crazy. As he felt that familiar sensation of winged animal blood, running down his chin and just went with it. Faulk, you thought. Done it again. Ozzy also remembered pissing on the side of the Alamo also nineteen eighty-two. Ozzy I got good and drunk in his hotel room his manager in soon to be wife. Sharon Levy had left all of his clothes, she knew that the odds of Ozzy finding trouble were greatly reduced when he was drunk at a room and had no close to where. She left one of her green evening dresses. Ozzy was nothing if not adaptable. So. Ozzy put the dress on grabs bottle of KVASS CA and hit the streets of San Antonio. He was scrambling. Pass the Alamo like a noncommittal drag queen. When he felt his bladder fling, it was sudden urging and the Alamo was just right there, just begging to be pissed off. Now standing on the side of the highway in Memphis. He looked at a parked car. It like the sacred. Alamo was just begging to be pissed on as well. As he did his pants, he thought of the Alamo. Thought of the cops with the Texan drawl. Put Him in costs. The cramp jail cell that he spent a few hours in before he was inevitably turned loose all for pissing on a big chunk of limestone. To the Texans Ozzy messed with symbol of their heritage representative of their bravery. You don't mess with Texas walkaway. As Ozzie pissed on that car, Memphis he remembered the. He snapped to in the blue lights came on and equipped whoop siren. Son of Bitch. The car he was relieving himself on was an unmarked police car. Of all the roads and Memphis of all the cars sitting on the side of the road, he had to pick this one. Like Ozzie. This car had trouble written all over it. Ozzy new trouble from an early age. Sometimes, it was the only thing that kept him going. In Aston A- bombed out ward of Birmingham England. He grew up poor one of six kids. He was born John Osborne named after his father, but his father was never called John. They'll call them. Jack and his son followed suit with his own nickname. The kids at school shortened his last name and simply dubbed Him Ozzy. Asked was a factory town the sort of black hole that we consume its inhabitants. who weren't lucky enough to escape. People worked and then they died often. They die because they work so much. The Osborne household like many in Aston had no indoor bathroom, and when they did visit the outdoor facilities, the US newspaper instead of toilet paper because it was cheaper may have money for pants and boots, but not for underwear and shoes. Ozzy hated school. He was dyslexic, had difficulty paying attention? In nineteen, sixty four when he was fifteen, he left school and entered the workforce. For two years he worked as a plumber then in an industrial plant that made car parts than as a car horn tuner then in a slaughterhouse where he dealt the sloppy innards of sheep stomachs. After scooping God's at the factory, he'd popped decks, dream and stay out dancing the soul music in clubs like every other teen in the UK he discovered the Beatles and became obsessed. Music became an escape path away to possibly break out of the sepia tone humdrum beatdown of life in Birmingham. He, he would make like a beal. Find A ticket to ride. Get the hell out of there. He slicked his hair back with soap and gave himself as I tattoo with Indian and a needle. osy Y across the knuckles of his left hand in his mind. He was the bad ass beetle. Every time he looked down at his fist. He reminded that he wasn't long for Birmingham and if he didn't want to be testing car horns for the rest of his life, he needed to find out what lay beyond the shadow of his Aston neighborhood. The first trouble would find him. Seventeen years old too much time on his hands late at night, he made his way through the window of a shop up the street from his folks house. He didn't even bring a flashlight. He couldn't see a thing in the dark. The sensation is thrilling. He stumbled around arms outstretched got him. He felt a rack full of clothes and took as much as he could make a pretty penny on the resale. Market As soon as he made it home, he wanted that high again wanted to experience it all over a high fumbling around in a strange place and snatching something that wasn't his. Next night brought a flashlight, and back inside the story shown the light on a twenty four inch telly, a thing of beauty, the kind of opulent picture box that a family like his dream. But the thing was like a twenty four inch box of bricks. As he tried to climb over a wall behind the store, he lost his grip and fell to the ground. The TV came down straight on his chest with a thud and pinned him there. Once, he pushed the set off his belly. He decided it wasn't worth. It leaves the TV behind. But wasn't the only thing he left. His fingerprints were all over that TV and all of that store. As a result, he spent a few months at Winson, green, a notoriously violent and anarchy Birmingham prison. While his heroes, the Beatles released revolver Ozzy served prison food to child molesters. Was Too much too much trouble. He needed a new idea. They needed fast. When Ozzy took an ad out in the local paper informed the band that would be called the Polka Talk Blues Band and then called Earth before settling on black. Sabbath it saves them from a life of crime. It was the first time music seek to slide wouldn't be the last. Sabbath was not only democratic. There are a pragmatic. All four members were equals. There was no frontman. Terrorist Tony. I only summon the heaviest Rhys Drummer Bill Ward brought the wisdom of the experience position in pummeling beads, bassist, Geezer Butler a vegetarian who, into contemporary politics and Alister Crowley naturally wrote the lyrics. Ozzy was the melody man. was a true wizards broom. For Awhile. Sabah's Fan base was one hundred percent LoC-. It's not like they were singing pretty pop duties with Quad. Do's and come. They're stairs. They were Birmingham Boys, and they looked at sullen withdrawn. Unwashed may need vitamin D. Black Sabbath. Self titled Debut was released on Friday the thirteenth. Nineteen seventy. The superstitious release date only added to the band's mystical learn. The whole Prince of darkness rolled. Ozzy would have an eventually. Embrace was more of a marketing ploy than anything else. The band weren't exactly thrilled about the inverted cross the inside artwork of the debut. But it meant that the band attracted a particular type. Fans of the occult of Paganism of Fantasy novels and horror. Films Dennis Wheatley Bela Lugosi the Darshan. Sabbath was approached by sickness and black magic dopplers. Antonova heads so the band started wearing crucifixes around their next to ward off. Curses placed on them. Ozzy's dad made for the band protect them. Ozzy didn't mince words with would be xers. He told them straight up the only evil spirits he cared about with the ones that were at least eighty proof and gave him a hell of a buzz. When Sabah's second? Paranoid was an unexpected hit suddenly, it wasn't just Pentagram, wearing blockheads came around. On their first tour of America, Sabbath was swimming in a sea of groupies at least a rooftop pool of groupies. At a Holiday Inn in California Ozzy ascended to the hotel's roof to find a veritable orgy full swing. So while making music destined for rocks Hallo Cannon Black Sabbath also busy themselves with drafting a blueprint for the class shades sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle. And by Nineteen seventy-two, the band was fully out of control. They decided to record their fourth album in Los Angeles and rented two thousand, two three Stradella drive in the exclusive neighborhood of Bel Air, the Opulent Mansion was owned by John Dupont heir to the Dupont fortune. In twenty years later, the convicted murderer of an Olympic wrestler six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, one swimming pool a movie theater. The place was extravagance in Kearney and Savvas look forward to defiling it. And they were there for two months while they recorded. What would become volume for a record? They wanted to name Snow Blind, which was also one of songs they recorded one of the greatest songs ever recorded snow. Blind is a succinct encapsulation of that particular moment in the band's lifespan spent high to the Gills on cocaine, the record cost about sixty thousand dollars to make, but the cocaine cost them closer to seventy five thousand dollars. You couldn't. Couldn't walk into the next room without tripping over another cardboard box full of the little sealed vials, cocaine was delivered whenever they needed it, which was pretty much always occasionally they'd find their way to the record plant and La to make music for a band that recorded the entirety of their first three albums, and what was less than a total of three weeks, having two months to work on one record was both an eternity and a luxury. It was hard to keep track of all the people who came by Stradella drive. There was one guy who hung around all the time he didn't fit in. He agree posture press suits. Dark Sunglasses didn't say much was always there when the coke pulled up. It was too obvious. Ozzy thought his NARC, but if he's a NARC was anymore undercover, look at him, he clearly was not one of them. As he continued to who relies only he'd do it. With one eye cocked to the side, never letting the sunglasses and suit fucker out of his sight, his paranoia was validated on the day. HEARED SIRENS LAPD. There were coming up the road fast. In the Polish NARC with a great posture, he made them he must meet the whole match. Ozzy new issue trusted his. Ozzie went into full panic mode. He grabbed a tiny vials in the BAGGIES. Dash into one of the seven bathrooms. The vials and baggies returned upside down powder and grass the porcelain. He slapped at the toilet. Handle at all. Swirl the way. Grabbed another handful of drugs and those followed. They started down and then there was a wet clunking. The toilets guts in the murky cope. We'd water burgled. Backup Pasi a clogged the damn thing. Ozzy he slapped the handle some more, but the water in the bowl kept rising. He heard the sirens. Get Louder any minute now. The cops being on that front door. There were six more bathrooms. Ozzy lumbered out into the living room and found six suspecting roads paralyzed with fear, yelled each of them to grab a handful of stash split up and works team. The bathroom fight a working toilet. Flush it all of it. They all snap to attention to as much as they could. In their arms pled and opposite directions. There was still too much stash leftover. Ozzy heard tires pull up outside her. The slam at least four car doors in quick succession Shit. They were going to be cooked as soon as as finest walked into the door, the cocaine go. There's a cops caught them with blow. They'd never tour again. Ozzy made a split decision. Band member crew member groupie friend of a friend of a friend. It didn't matter who you were. If you were in the room, you're now part of phase two. Cocaine had to disappear up their noses now. They drop to the knees. Sealed vials popped open piles of waffle floor knows snorted sock sniffle Presto. Blow was burning holes in all of their sinus cavities when they realized cops were only there simply respond to an emergency call switch that have been tripped. The police didn't even make it through the door. The crazy train didn't slow down in a few years later. In Nineteen, seventy, eight black Sabbath grew tired of Ozzy's antics, which was nuts, because the whole band justice engaged in the destructive on holy, trinity of Sex Drugs and rock and roll. Tony Bill and Geezer Force Ozzy out. Sabbath would continue on, but for the first time in almost a decade. Ozzy Osborne was out on his own fend for himself. When it came to the kind of trouble, he could get into. The possibilities were endless. We'll be right back after this word were were though we're apart. These days was sharing so at Geiko. We'd like to say thanks. Thanks for sharing your savage dance moves. Thanks for sharing your diy haircut fails. Thanks for sharing your inner lip syncs star. 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Check out on our brand new podcast the. Art. Show podcast available now on the iheartradio. APP ON APPLE PODCASTS or wherever you get your podcast. Rennie roads hated planes, they made him dizzy nauseous anxious he he was happiest with his feet, firmly planted on the ground. He was crowded. This is kind of guy that he was. Ready was a lot of things that his boss. Ozzy Osbourne clearly not. Randy didn't drink or do drugs. His biggest vices were Coca, Cola and cigarettes. It was a classically trained musician. He could read and write music. He didn't waste time between shows chasing skirt and snorting blow. He tutored kids who are just learning how to play. Any sure shit wasn't a thrill seeker. So. Why did he get on that plane? Why are the tours makeup and costume artist? Rachel Youngblood, join up! She had a heart condition. It was just as likely to not get on. An airplane is randy was. All of these questions and more race through Ozzy's head in March nineteen eighty-two. The horrific aftermath of the crash played over and over like a loop in his brain. But here he was standing in a field in the middle of Leesburg. Florida, tour bus nearly cut in half wreckage of a small plane, smoldering and choking the sky with thick smoke. Part of a wing found its way to a house nearby, which was on fire, flame, smoke, chaos, and Rachel and randy dead. Randy. rhoads is one of two people that saved Ozzy's life when it really needed saving. The I was Sharon. Sharon believed in us. He had a time when he didn't believe in himself. His. First Marriage was falling apart. His music career was on hold. Share believe enough to take him on as a client that her father Don Arden's management firm. She helped him reconstruct his identity after he'd been sacked by Sabbath. Sharon had the future locked in her gaze. She had a crystal ball. She would take ozzy make a bigger than he ever was and black Sabbath. Her gaze went so far into the future. She saw her life with Ozzie he would leave his first wife and take Sharon as his bride. Was Sharon's guidance Solo Ozzy. Dominate. Sharon introduced ozzy to Randy Ozzy thought. Randy was so pretty that he had asked pointblank if he was a dude, ready was used to it at twenty two, he rocked impressively plumed long blond hair pleading flying V, painted and Polka dots. When he was still a teenager. He co-founded quiet riot in Los Angeles. He was the prettiest guitar slinger on the Strip and he was immensely talented. All it took was randy to warm up with rudimentary scales on his Guitar Ozzy Wet. Randy was hired. Finally Ozzy was weeping about something besides himself. It spent the majority of a two month period. Feeling sorry for himself in a room at La Park. Hotel in West Hollywood. The prince of darkness went real dark. The booze and the coke were delivered around the clock. He came to expect knocks on the door. The Sun from the outside world would brutally invade the grooming. There stood a dealer, bringing him the next round of coke or a Groupie, looking for a robin. The sack with a heavy metal has been. The one day knock came on the door. That sounded different than the rest. As, he can tell if it was a hash for the bag of drugs are horny. Co Ed. Was Neither Sharon quick sharp to the point. She told Ozzy to get shit together. Sharon managing in Randy playing blistering these by his side Ozzy Osbourne was unstoppable, his first Solo Record Nineteen Eighties Blizzard Avaz was certified gold platinum the year after that. One of its singles crazy train peaked number nine on the mainstream rock charts in the US. Diary of a madman followed the next year was another resounding success flying high again? The lead off single went to number two on the US charts. was just like Sharon had envisioned ozzy was on talk. His reputation as a crazy performance was the top to. Is Insane stage show included a mock execution academy that flung raw meat at the audience, the aforementioned occasional animal who is unknowingly beheaded. The newly formed pita threw a fit about that last bit. So Ozzy assured them that the battle. was already dead when he caught him. That beef was squashed decades later, and now ause he is one of Pitas animal loving spokesman if you can believe that. And the blizzard of Oz ban toward melted faces and render black, Sabbath nearly a relevant. Ozzy was the future. Was On that tour in March of Nineteen, two that Randy confided ozzy in the back of the bus. Rainy told Ozzy was tired of touring. He was ready to wrap it up. Start a new chapter. Maybe go to college. Radio wanted off ause crazy train sooner than later Ozzy told Randy. They talk about it another time. Poor himself another gin and tonic, and then passed out. As awoke woke the next morning to the sound of metal on metal. Sound of a quick demonic screech, the sound of life going off the rails, and then you could feel the world rumbling around him from below something low and mean to counter. What was up top miss ears. A high pitched deaths quill tonight is on ten. There were flames. He can feel them. It was smoke was filling. His nostrils is I, thought was at a house been dropped square under his tour bus. His head was heavy. His eyes were bloodshot the Jin from the night. Before still coated his tongue, he smoked gasoline spelled something, burning, smell, death destruction. Ozzy was stays hungover panicked. It was like he was in a waking dream. Some sort of post traumatic sabbath stress slash apocalyptic vision. Come to life. He stumbled around the wreckage, found Sharon found the other guys in the band, but no randy, no, Rachel there were gone. What in the Hell Ozzy wondered had just happened. Only later did he find out the tour bus driver Andrew Aycock Fulda Casey Jones the night before he was driving high on cocaine, so doped up to endure, he would stay up all night to keep the tour rolling on to the next city. The AC and the bus was on the Fritz. Andrew stopped at a bus depot to see if he could get the cooler working while half the tour slept off their highs. The bus depot Leesburg also had an airstrip. Mrs Surprise to those who are wake. Andrew revealed he was a pilot. There is a beechcraft bonanza a single engine. Six seater plane parked the depot and they're making good time. Andrew looked at the beechcraft, and then back to randy and Rachel, who stretching their legs outside? How `bout he asked WanNa. Get up high the friendly skies. The go up and come back down in a flash, and then they could get on with the tour. Beechcraft Bonanza airplane has an infamous nickname. The doctor killer. Is referred to as such to a high number of high profile crashes, involving wealthy hobby flyers who underestimated the power of the small plane, and after losing control of the aircraft wound up dead. Andrews. Impromptu flight would only add to the planes reputation. They climbed into the doctor killer with Andrew at the wheel. And they were airborne quickly didn't ascend to high. Before too long plane loop back around adjusted its course, and began to descend straight for the idling bus. As soon as they got close close enough to see through the windows at the sleeping tour crew inside, they knew they were in trouble. The doctor killer was coming in Hot Andrew pulled up on the yoke. The whole plane shook as it struggled to rise. The plane's wing dug into the top of the tour bus. Bending the bus and half. The collision happened within the blink of an eye. The destruction was swift. Death from above. Today? Andrew tried to clip the buses joke, just another prank pulled by tour full of pranksters, or was he just careless tired from driving tired from being high and Nicholas underestimating Dr Killer. Andrew Aycock died in the crash along with Randy Rhoads Rachel youngblood and took any answers down with him. To this day. No one knows what happened something. It was the result of a careless or wasted bus driver turned airplane pilot out on a Lark the deadliest of fuck ups. Ozzy was devastated. He'd brought troubled. Randy put him in the bus with Andrew. High on cocaine for Randy in the crosshairs was almost too much to bear. Ozzy wasn't sure he can move on, but he had to try probably easiest. Just forget it all. Get it off his mind. Foods would help so of pills and blow. He wouldn't remember much of anything including why years later he'd wake up alone in a cold jail cell. The first thing Ozzy Osbourne saw the morning of September third, nineteen, eighty nine was a puddle of his own drool on the floor. They're right next to where his chin rested against the concrete. His eyes blinked open. His lids were thrown back by the rapid movement beneath them so rapid so forceful that his lids couldn't keep things under control anymore. They opened under extreme protest. Ozzy was thrust violently from a dream to this. This was a dream if it was a dream, who in nightmare? is most definitely awake live. He lifted. His head looked around. He was in a small cramped jail cell. The floor was dirty, sticky soiled. It smells like piss and vomit smelled like the raw meat catapult. He used onstage after a show before they always did down. He heard a scream from a deep gravelly, voiced bounce down the hallway, heard the sound of something hard rapping against metal bars, the of doors, being shut clamoring open. What the Hell am I doing here as he thought to him, so? It hurt his brain. Ask himself a simple question like the devil himself had smacked him upside the head, and let them to rot alone. Thanks to keep his stained floor. What did he done? Maximum was blocked off in a bar. Fight liberated the head of another wing Mammal de murder someone. He genuinely had no clue. His head patted his ears rang. He called for help, and the sound of his voice echoed down the dark hallway. The. Were still happening, it was one thing when Ozzy was the only one affected by his Co. toasty tours when it was just his life on the line when he woke up the median Strip in Memphis when he passed out cold on the tour bus. It took a while to get to this point. Shortly after Randy's death osceola breakdown once the IV drip of Senate, it is stabilized them. He went right back to the hard stuff. He and his first wife were finally divorced. He married Sharon, but even their courtship was rocky. Ozzy would go full. Ozzy drink too much nor too much sleep around too much and share with roar engagement ring into the wind. and. They went through over a dozen rings before they gotTA hedged. Sharon had Ozzie check into the Betty Ford Clinic. Suzy checked out. He was back on the hunt for trouble. He learned how to be sneaky. He had vodka bottles in the oven. He installed outdoor lights in his garden, not because he cut the bug to plant carrots and beans at all hours, lights were there, so he could find the bottles boozy buried in the vegetable beds when he went searching for the late at night. Then he tested positive for HIV. He didn't actually have HIV but as immune system was so busted from all the alcohol and drugs that it thought he had the virus. The doctors had to run the tests a few times to make any sense of it. The lab never seen results like these near-fatal amounts of alcohol and cocaine and his bloodstream never mind body thinking it had HIV his body had no right to be functioning at that moment as his body was blacking out on him. Just like his mind. Through it all remained a vital cog in the American heavy metal machine next the blistering albums by Metallica Judas priest and slayer, his nineteen eighty six record, the ultimate sin was his highest selling. Single shot in the dark was an instant metal classic, his next album, nineteen, eighty-eight, no rest for the wicked peaked at number thirteen on the billboard two hundred. The eighties were big for, but damned if he could remember any of it. Just like he couldn't remember why woken up in a puddle of his own spit in jail cell on this foggy morning September nineteen eighty-nine. He couldn't remember the night before walking down the stairs and nothing but tighty whiteys sitting next to share on the couch. He couldn't remember telling her. You had no choice but to kill her to end her life right then in there. In the moment it was clear as day Sharon was gonna Die Ozzy was going to kill her. He knew what he had to. Put his hands around her throat squeeze. Was the cocaine talking the Hennessy? Maybe it was the gin or the pills could be the pills. Was it the uppers of the downers? There was no reason no real reason anyway. Lash out at Sharon. Wasn't ozzy talking. Trouble as usual trouble was in control. Took over his body, told Ozzy when to stand in how to stand. So then he stood up straddled Sharon. Sharon screen and get his hands around her throat, and suddenly you can scream anymore. She struggled to bring her arms. Ozzy's face her nails right for his is the weight of Ozzy's half-naked body. Press down on his wife. He watched her fight for breath fights. It's awesome onto the floor and then just like that. He blacked out. Fully out. The next thing he knew he was pleading with a prison guard telling why was behind bars? The guard looked at him in disgust and ran down simple. You're an asshole. You attempted to kill. Your wife attempted murder by strangulation. AUSE he had tried to kill Sharon. He couldn't believe what he was hearing. After thirty six hours alone with his own thoughts. Ozzy was sent to court the judge. Let him go on Bell, but he had to agree to three ground rules. He couldn't talk to Sharon he couldn't go home and he had to go back to Rehab immediately. He channeled Randy Rhoads while in rehabbing, cut his vices back to smokes coca-cola. After a few months, Sharon paid him a visit to let them know that she was dropping the charges. She knew that was nauseated, attacked her. It was something someone truly different something truly dark something that had taken over. It was trouble was an Ozzy Osbourne. Just like she had seen the promise in was the decade prior holed up in a hotel room with the shades drawn. She saw it again here in Rehab. She would stick it out with. But. He'd have to make more music with Sharon at the helm managing his career. Ozzy would have to keep making great music Sharon was playing Sharon Osborne was all business. Music and the influence of a strong woman, his wife, his manager, the combination had saved his life before, and it would save his life again. Ozzy Osbourne climb back on top. No more tears, mom coming home. AUSE fast. Share ause in the music guiding him ozzy. Osbourne would never again let trouble meet him all the way. A stray lead him to total disgrace. I'm Jay Brennan. And this. Screen Slam. This episode of disgrace, and it's musical score and team song were written by me. Jake Brennan, Co writing and writing assistance by Seth, Lundy and Taylor Betsy. 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