Ozzy Osbourne looks back at his wild, tumultuous life and career in teary new music video for 'Ordinary Man'
The emotional video shows the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter sitting in front of a giant screen, as he watches clips and photos from his long and illustrious career
Iconic heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne is clearly no mere mortal. With a career spanning several decades, Ozzy is unmistakably heavy metal's reigning Prince of Darkness and the original "Iron Man" ever since he and his pioneering band Black Sabbath helped unleash a new genre of music called heavy metal onto the world in the 1970s. He's even got metal implanted in his body now!
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, who recently released a new album titled 'Ordinary Man' on February 21, unveiled a music video for the title track on March 10. Directed by Stephen Lee Carr and produced by Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Peter Glowski, R Greg Johnston and Stephen Lee Carr, the music video shows the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter sitting in front of a giant screen, as he watches clips and looks at photos from his long and illustrious career.
The video features moments from his early days with heavy metal legends Black Sabbath and him headlining venues around the world as a stadium-thrilling solo artiste.
It also highlights the ups and downs of Ozzy's life: from melancholic moments, like the loss of his guitarist Randy Rhoads, to happier times alongside his wife Sharon and family. But like the lyrics of the song 'Ordinary Man' state, he did it "all for you," his beloved fans!
The legions of die-hard Ozzy fans are loving the new music video on YouTube, with plenty of them admitting that they were getting emotional at different moments.
One fan wrote in the comments section, "I don't want Ozzy to die, period. He's no ordinary mortal. The things he's done would have killed lesser men, and have. I started to choke up when they showed his reaction to Randy Rhoads on screen. It still haunts him and I feel his pain the same as when I heard about it back in the early '80s when I was playing his albums on vinyl. This song though is his standing in a mirror and saying, 'Damn it's been a hell of a ride, and I am thankful for every moment.' We love him because he's genuine, he's John 'Ozzy' Osborne. Titan of Metal."
Marking Ozzy's newest solo album in almost 10 years, 'Ordinary Man' was heralded by the release of three singles, the Billboard No. 1 smash hit 'Under The Graveyard', which was followed by 'Straight To Hell' featuring Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, and the title track, 'Ordinary Man', which features Elton John.
The album was produced by American musician-producer Andrew Watt and features plenty of guest appearances by modern music icons, such as hip-hop star Post Malone, music icon Elton John, Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello.