Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Paranoia About Money In His Early Days
Ozzy Osbourne recently talked with Blabbermouth about his insecurities and his wife Sharon Osbourne’s regarding their finances and how they went over the top to protect their money.
In a new interview to promote his new box set, See You on the Other Side, the Black Sabbath and Prince of Darkness singer remembered the paranoia of the early days.
“We were both broke, no credit cards, nothing,” he remembered. “We’d have all the cash from the gig in a briefcase and we’d have to stay in these really cheap hotels. The briefcase with cash in it was handcuffed to my wrist because if we got ripped off, we were done. … But it was fun because we had nothing to lose and everything to gain – we’d beg, borrow and steal.”
Ozzy praised his wife Sharon for keeping him alive through his lowest points in his life saying. “When the first Black Sabbath album got in the charts, it was the first time I ever got success,” he remembered. “I figured it would end, but we were picked up by various magazine, and I thought, ‘This will be good for a few years, partying every night, women and wine and rock ’n’ roll.
“I mean, here we are, 50 years up the road. I know that without a shadow of a doubt, though, if it wasn’t for my wife Sharon, I wouldn’t be here now. I wouldn’t be alive. She pushed me when I needed it . She yelled at me when I needed it. At the time I didn’t think I wanted to be yelled at, but in the long run you got to get off your butt and you got to get to what you’re here to do.”
Tool’s Newest Album Fear Inoculum Outsold Kanye West’s New Album
Tool’s newest album, Fear Inoculum, released this past summer outsold rapper Kanye West’s new release Jesus Is King when comparing first week sales
Jesus Is King debuted at No. 1 in the Billboard 200, making Kanye West to tie Eminem’s chart record of the most consecutive No. 1 albums with a total of nine. Despite mixed reviews, Jesus Is King debuted strong with 264,000 units moved its first week, with 109,000 coming from pure album sales.
Tool’s Fear Inoculum, which was released in August, had an even bigger week than Kanye’s new record. Tool moved 270,000 copies of the album its first week, selling 247,000 pure albums. On top of that Special Edition copies of Fear Inoculum completely sold out its first week, which means Tool could have landed even bigger numbers if they had more copies on shelves
According to Chart Data, Fear Inoculum is the sixth-biggest debut across all music genres in 2019, beating out juggernaut acts like BTS, Khalid and the Backstreet Boys.
Of the 13 albums have debuted with over 100,000 pure sales in 2019, two of them have been metal records including Tool and Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind (102,000 copies).