Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath
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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: The Stories Behind The Splits
15. Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath
In late 1977, original singer Ozzy Osbourne quite heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath. The band regrouped with another singer Dave Walker, only for Ozzy to decide that he wanted to come back two months later. The booze and drugs-sodden band then spent a year working on a new album, before guitarist Tony Iommi decided to sack the unreliable Osbourne. He was replaced by Ronnie James Dio in June 1979, but Ozzy went on to become a metal solo superstar and the original Sabbath line-up reunited in 1997.