Ozzy Osbourne Takes Home Grammys in Rock and Metal Categories


After garnering himself four Grammy nominations, the “Prince of Darkness” Ozzy Osbourne took home the Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album awards, further cementing that metal is just louder rock in the Grammy committee’s eyes.

In the Best Metal Performance category, Ozzy won for his ode to masturbation “Degradation Rules,” meaning Tony Iommi was also an award recipient, which is pretty cool. He edged out Ghost, Megadeth, Muse, and Turnstile in that category. As for his win for Best Rock Album, naturally he won for Patient Number 9, where he beat Bryan Adams, Beck, The Black Keys, Brandi Carlile, Idles, and Turnstile.

Ozzy was also nominated in the other two rock categories, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance, but was edged out by Brandi Carlile in both for her song “Broken Horses.”

All of this, of course, took place less than a week after Ozzy was forced to cancel his UK/European tour slated for later this year and announce that he was retiring from touring. At the time, he said he was physically unable to withstand the rigors of touring, admitting that he never “imagined that my touring days would have ended this way.”

For a better look at the relevant categories, check out the list below with winners clearly marked within.

Best Rock Song:

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer”
  • Turnstile – “Blackout”
  • Brandi Carlile – “Broken Horses” WINNER
  • The War on Drugs – “Harmonia’s Dream”
  • Ozzy Osbourne feat. Jeff Beck – “Patient Number 9″

Best Rock Album:

  • The Black Keys – Dropout Boogie
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Boy Named If
  • IDLES – Crawler
  • Machine Gun Kelly – Mainstream Sellout
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Patient Number 9 WINNER
  • Spoon – Lucifer on the Sofa

Best Metal Performance:

  • Ghost – “Call Me Little Sunshine”
  • Megadeth – “We’ll Be Back”
  • Muse – “Kill or Be Killed”
  • Ozzy Osbourne feat. Tony Iommi – “Degradation Rules” WINNER
  • Turnstile – “Black Out”

Best Rock Performance:

  • Bryan Adams – “So Happy It Hurts”
  • Beck – “Old Man”
  • The Black Keys – “Wild Child”
  • Brandi Carlile – “Broken Horses” WINNER
  • IDLES – “Crawl!”
  • Ozzy Osbourne feat. Jeff Beck – “Patient Number 9”
  • Turnstile – “Holiday”
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