Sharon Osbourne Wouldn’t Let Ozzy Attend the Grammy Ceremony


Did it strike you ass a bit odd that Ozzy didn’t join his Black Sabbath bandmates at the Grammy Salute To Music Legends awards ceremony this past May? For chrissakes, even Bill Ward was there, and he hasn’t exactly been on the best terms with his former band.

In a new interview with Celebrity Access, Ozzy’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne has explained why Ozzy didn’t attend, and while she easily could’ve defaulted to blaming Ozzy’s recent health woes, she instead went straight for the gut: she’s mad at the RIAA for a past slight and was holding Ozzy back in protest!

“I was just so pissed off at the Grammys this year because they gave them a Lifetime Achievement Award, but wouldn’t give it to them on the TV show that we all know as the Grammy Awards. They did it at a separate ceremony which goes out on another network later on. I wouldn’t let Ozzy go because I just thought it was shocking what they did to them. So I wouldn’t let Ozzy go.”

“They wanted to give it to them in some pissy fucking ceremony that they had. Listen there were artists there that got awards that deserved it too. But I just thought because Sabbath — their career spanned 50 years and they are still selling records today, their catalog still sells and their last record that was out six years ago was No. 1 in many countries worldwide — so the other artists they were honoring had great careers and deserved to be honored but they still didn’t have the careers that Sabbath had. So not to put them on the proper show, it was like, ‘How dare you?’ I was so angry. I just thought, ‘Fuck you. I am not going to give you the honor of having Ozzy at your shitty ceremony.’”

While I get what she’s saying, someone might want to inform Sharon that the other artists honored at the “pissy fucking ceremony” included George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Donny Hathaway and Dionne Warwick, some absolutely LEGENDARY names. Someone also might want to inform her that the metal awards at the main GRAMMY ceremony haven’t even aired on TV in years, instead casted off to an online-only broadcast that takes place before the main event. So, like… c’mon! This protest seems in vain.

But Sharon’s gonna be Sharon, and Ozzy’s gonna be Ozzy, and it is what it is… plus at least good old Bill Ward got to bask in the light a bit.

[via Metal Injection]

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