Ozzy Osbourne

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2005 (The 2006 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2029 (ranked #305) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
No More Tears (1991)

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Crazy Train (1980)
Mr. Crowley (1980)
Bark at the Moon (1983)
Mama, I'm Coming Home (1991)
No More Tears (1991)

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Will Ozzy Osbourne be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


47 comments so far (post your own)

What! The more I read on this website, the more I dislike the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Someone has their head up their anal orafice.

Posted by Denny on Wednesday, 11.8.06 @ 20:51pm

True. The A-holes at the rock hall of fame are ignoring great metal artists and it sickens me. no, they wont induct influencial metal bands but theyll induct retarded pop artists

Posted by Heavy Metal Hero on Saturday, 12.9.06 @ 17:36pm

hell if that POP ass michael jackson makes it into the hall of fame twice, then the very METAL ozzy sure as hell deserves to be in.

Posted by the guy on Thursday, 01.11.07 @ 22:32pm

Ozzy's solo career was infinitely less important than his time with Sabbath, and in case you didn't notice, he was the least important member then as well...

Not to mention the fact that his harpy wife is the reason Sabbath is touring as "Heaven and Hell" this year because she won't let them use the name.

Posted by William on Friday, 01.12.07 @ 02:07am

I believe Ozzy should be inducted for his solo career.I believe that his solo work was more influential than than Black Sabbath was.With the guitar talents of Randy Rhoads,Jake E. Lee & Zack Wylde he influenced millions of people to become heavy metal lovers. Randy Rhoads should be inducted by himself for being the greatest guitar player that ever lived And the major impact that he had on guitar players around the world!!!!!!!

Posted by scott sturgeon on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 14:51pm

His solo work, while less influential then his time is sabbath, is still more then enough to get him inducted again. No offense, but if they induct idiots like Michael Jackson twice i don't see how they can't give the Godfather of Heavy metal another spot.

Also, inducting him solo gives them a reason to induct Randy, a man who UNDENIABLY deserves to be in the rock hall!

Posted by Eric on Thursday, 04.26.07 @ 00:05am

Crazy Train. Nuff said

Posted by Chance on Wednesday, 07.18.07 @ 15:31pm

RRHOF has left out Ozzy Osbourne, what kind of shit do these guys think up, Ozzy was very influencial espicially in stage prescence and voice. He IS Metal, and he diserves to be in here more than some Rap group.

Posted by Stephanie on Sunday, 08.12.07 @ 16:11pm

Sabbath is already in, and his solo work just does not compare.

Posted by William on Sunday, 08.12.07 @ 18:32pm

Stephanie, it's very disheartening to see you use that kind of language. You're in with the wrong crowd. You need to go listen to the Carpenters.

Posted by SG on Sunday, 08.12.07 @ 23:01pm

I think you could make an argument for Ozzy as a solo artist as well. There are quite a few metal innovators still waiting in line ahead of him, but eventually I think he deserves a spot himself.

His catalogue has quite a few very melodic metal songs, he created one of the great personas of the genre, and he was responsible for "discovering" (or at least giving exposure to) several very important metal guitar players who all spent time honing their craft in his band. I say "yes" to Ozzy, but only after Judas Priest, Metallica, Thin Lizzy, etc.

Posted by Dezmond on Monday, 08.13.07 @ 08:27am

He is too big and important in heavy metal to ignore...I say yes.

Posted by Anon on Wednesday, 09.12.07 @ 12:32pm

Hell, solo Ozz should be in there, Judas Priest should be in there, Metallica and Iron Maiden should all be in there. So why the hell is Madonna being nominated? What kind of dumb shit is that? It's "Rock and Roll" not sappy 80's or techno shit that somebody else wrote for you to sing. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is worthless if they aren't going to induct worthy metal artists that have influenced a generation.

Posted by The Kid on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 08:26am

blizzard & diary, should be enough to get him in. the hof won't put him in for awhile. look how long it took sabbath to get in, & they were genre definers. it'll take a few younger voters before it happens.

Posted by thomas johnson on Thursday, 12.27.07 @ 06:34am

ozzy deserves it

Posted by martin on Sunday, 01.27.08 @ 23:24pm

My friend Eric makes an excellent point. Randy Rhoads is one of the best guitarists who ever played and deserves the highest possible recognition. His place has been taken by many other great players, including Jake E. Lee, Zakk Wylde and Jerry Cantrell.

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 02.8.08 @ 18:38pm

there are so many artists that have been inducted more than once because of a band/group induction and a solo induction. OZZY SHOULD BE 1 OF THEM.

Posted by amber on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 15:15pm

ozzy osbourne is one of the greatest singers out there. he has been around since the late 60s and has never stopped amazing me at the stuff that he has done. even though he is already in with black sabbath he should be in with Randy Rhoads, Jake E. Lee and the one and only Zakk Wylde. ozzy osbourne got me into metal and he is the best out there.

Posted by Ozzy666 on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 08:02am

the rock hall of fame is like what the sex pistols said a piss stane, OZZY rocks so hard your nose will bleed, why anyone would think he dosent diserve to be in the hall they are a piss stane too

Posted by DUPY on Tuesday, 04.15.08 @ 09:40am

Is Randy Rhodes in the rock and roll hall of fame? If not WHY. If he is not then I am starting the process to get him in the hall of fame today.

Posted by Kevin Griggs on Saturday, 05.10.08 @ 08:56am

Ozzy definitely needs to be inducted. He has been influential to many, either through his career with Sabbath or his solo career. He has written and performed several famous songs and he has worked with some very influential and great guitarists (Randy Rhoads and Zakk Wydle to be precise). He definitely deserves to be in.

Posted by Joey on Tuesday, 08.26.08 @ 21:12pm

Ozzy was already legendary enough with Black Sabbath but look at his newest albume (Black Rain) he still has it in him.

Posted by Mike on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 15:16pm

Black Rain was terrible.....

Posted by Joey on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 17:38pm

in my humble opinion,Ozzy's top 5 are;crazy train,road to nowhere,sucicide solution,bark at the moon,and mr.crowley.

Posted by king floyd on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 20:01pm

He should be in, but first they need to recognize one of the most powerful voices in the history of rock - Ronnie James Dio! It's freakin unbelievable that he has not been inducted with Black Sabbath, when their 2 best albums were made during his era!

Posted by Ronnie J. Malmsteen on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 02:52am

Wrong.Paranoid,Master Of Reality,and Sabotage were much better ,than Heaven And Hell and Born Again.

Posted by S.R on Saturday, 01.17.09 @ 21:59pm


Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 02.3.09 @ 15:50pm

WHY IS HE NOT IN THE HALL OF FAME.He songs that he made as a single artist.Many songs were on the top 100 rook songs .

Posted by steven on Monday, 02.16.09 @ 19:22pm

Just a parting thought:Randy Rhoads should probably be inducted as a sideman;if he's inducted at all.

Posted by S.R on Tuesday, 03.10.09 @ 17:10pm

S.R.- I don't know that you could've ever labeled Rhoads as a "sideman"...he was a very vital part of what Ozzy was doing at the time, not a "gunslinger for hire". I don't recall him doing many guest appearances on anyone else's projects, either.

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 03.10.09 @ 17:57pm

What can I say? I'm an addict. OZZY is my heroin, always will be. My vote is obvious.

Posted by Min on Wednesday, 04.1.09 @ 08:17am

Ozzy is already immortalized in the hall with Sabbath..what has he done to get in for his solo efforts?

And I say this to the mention of Ronnie James Dio.. Dio will never be inducted in with Sabbath, The importance of Dio into the Sabbath catalog is very small, In fact they are not even Sabbath anymore, they are Heaven and Hell, One story is cause Dio could not get out of the shadow of Ozzy's success with Sabbath, the other is because Dio didn't want Ozzy and Sharon getting in the cookie jar.. My opinion is, The Sab catalog with Ozzy, credits go as, not in this particular order, Iommi / Butler / Osbourne / Ward.. No mention of Dio.. If Dio sings a song from the Ozzy yrs, then yes he should have to pay. His name is NOT on the credit. The 3 albums that Dio recored with Sab, did not receive as much Air Play as the Ozzy years, its a wonder it lasted those 3 albums ( 1992 ) being the last.. Then he had to jump back on and give it another shot, under a different name? come on!

Posted by A.R. on Tuesday, 04.21.09 @ 21:11pm

Ozzy is one of the few solo acts I believe has enough credit to be deserving of solo induction. Songs from his solo catelog have been covered countless times. Not quite as much influence as his Sabbath work, but still enough to get him in.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 19:08pm

tune into any nfl game for the past 20 years or so, whats that you hear crazy train!

Posted by biddles on Monday, 01.11.10 @ 22:02pm

As pointed out, Sabbath is already in. So why should he get in again, you ask? Well, Eric Clapton got in a 3rd time, even though his solo career isn't even close to as important as the Yardbirds or Cream. Randy Rhoads was one of the greatest guitar players of the early 80's, if not all time. Blizzard of Ozz was a great album, and Randy was very influential. Ozzy has many great songs in his catalogue, plus he's worked with other great guitarists. Let's not forget about Ozzfest, which helped the careers of many up and coming artists, and helped unite hard rock and metal under one banner. Though these aren't overwhelming or slam-dunk credentials, I feel he should get in eventually. He should wait behind Deep Purple (possibly Rainbow as well), Thin Lizzy, Hawkwind, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Venom, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth, at the very least. Oh, forgot New York Dolls, Alice Cooper and KISS, and T.Rex, however. Plus, there are other non-hard rock artists who should get in first as well.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 02.11.10 @ 20:01pm

If not Ozzy, at least include the late, great Randy Rhoads in the "Sideman" category. His influence in the world of rock guitar in the last 30 years has been profound.

Posted by Dana on Sunday, 04.11.10 @ 18:24pm

Ozzy deserves to be in but won't be inducted. He made more important work with Black Sabbath and after the Osbournes he's seen as a joke by most people, not an artist.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 05.15.10 @ 05:34am

Ozzy was a small part of something great in Black Sabbath. Then transformed himself into something much bigger than Black Sabbath. Sabbath was game changing, but so was Ozzy's solo career. Fair is fair, if you're going to induct people twice, how can you NOT induct Ozzy.

Posted by WiMP on Wednesday, 05.19.10 @ 21:29pm

Why the f**k isn't Ozzy in the rock and roll hall of fame?!?!?! its time to assassinate whoever is in charge of this

Posted by Peter on Saturday, 11.20.10 @ 11:40am

He IS in the Hall of Fame, Peter... with Sabbath. It's not essential for him to be inducted a second time but I think you could make a strong case for him.

I just borrowed his book from someone. I look forward to reading it.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 11.29.10 @ 10:11am

Fantastic book. Highly recommended for any fans of his.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 12.13.10 @ 06:01am

OZZY should be in the hall of fame as a solo artist. He basically invented metal with sabbath, he made music with sabbath for 7 or 8 years. But his solo career was impressive as well because randy rhoads playing was some of the best guitar playing ever and no one else comes close to randy rhoads except for van halen. And not to mention ozzy kept making great music with jake lee and zakk wylde. And he has been making solo albums for 30 years and he hasnt made a bad album yet. Oh and he is probably the best singer in metal. Every guitarist he has had are the most known guitarists in the world. So yeah put him in

Posted by Alex on Tuesday, 03.1.11 @ 03:07am

Really? Ozzy is not there? Really? This cannot be justified at all!

Posted by MAC on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 22:28pm

Actually, he IS in (With Black Sabbath, not solo, but he's still in).

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.17.11 @ 02:42am

ALL THIS argument about Ozzy is Stupidly ridiculous! Ozzy belongs in the RRHF period! He is rock and roll! All you stupid naysayers or apologists for him not being in have the lamest reasons! Oh Hello! Madonna is in! enough said. so WHY NOT OZZY!? By the way--Tavho is wrong! Black Sabbath is in--Not Ozzy Osbourne! Just like John Lennon is in as well as Paul McCartney while the Beatles are in as well. Look closely. Jackson 5 is in and so is Michael Jackson!

Posted by k on Thursday, 06.16.11 @ 03:36am


Posted by JOE on Wednesday, 12.7.11 @ 12:30pm

Umm I have no idea what K On is smoking but this is from the RNRHF website under inductees Black sabbath
nductees: Terry “Geezer” Butler (bass; born July 17, 1949), Tony Iommi (guitar; born February 19, 1948), Ozzy Osbourne (vocals; born December 3, 1948), Bill Ward (drums; born May 5, 1948) Black Sabbath is credited with creating heavy metal. - See more at: http://rockhall.com/inductees/black-sabbath/#sthash.1S10Xzsf.dpuf So yes Ozzy is in just not as a solo artist.

Posted by Brett on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 19:05pm

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