BLACK SABBATH’s Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Who Started Heavy Metal

Ozzy Osbourne who also the founder of BLACK SABBATH, and talked about who started the heavy metal genre. He also reveals what he thinks about THE BEATLES band.

He recently talked about his relationship with guitarist Tony Iommi and the BLACK SABBATH band. The heavy metal legends also promoting the 50th-anniversary special deluxe edition of the “Paranoid” album. He also added how to managed his health problems.

In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Ozzy Osbourne also mentioned who started the heavy metal music genre and talked about punk, BLACK SABBATH, THE BEATLES, and more.

He answered: “You were a massive Beatles fan as a kid. Do you subscribe to the theory that ‘Helter Skelter’ was the first heavy metal record?”

“Nah. It’s not heavy. It’s just a fast song about a helter-skelter. Maybe you could say ‘You Really Got Me’ by The Kinks or a song by The Who. But I don’t even consider myself as heavy metal. I did a few heavy things but I’ve done melodic things too, ballady things.”

Then he talked about BLACK SABBATH:

“We were just having fun and if it felt like a good idea we did it. Tony Iommi is an incredible guitar player. There’s no one who can come up with those demonic riffs like him. He’s the king. At the time I’d go, ‘He ain’t gonna beat that one,’ and he would every time.”

“Black Sabbath always got bad reviews – bad concert reviews, bad album reviews. But it was like punk: the more you hated us the more the fans loved us.

“People who didn’t understand it would say, ‘It’s shit.’ But I’ve got platinum discs all over my walls. It can’t have been that bad!”

He also added another music genre:

“Punk was a spinoff of Sabbath. It was anti-Establishment. The only band of them I liked was the Sex Pistols; that one album was great, it captured something. But Johnny Lydon, whatever his name is, wants to stop talking and make some fucking music.”

Ozzy also says his childhood dreams:

“He charges £400 a night. The fucking house wasn’t worth £300! They must be doing an expensive extension on the bathroom. I tell you what was really weird: I went back to that house many years after I left. When you’re little everything seems massive. But that house was me, my mum and dad and my five sisters and brothers – eight of us in this house. It’s so tiny, I’m going, ‘How the hell did we do this?'”

You can also order Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Ordinary Man” album here.

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