The Godfather of Heavy Metal, Ozzy Osbourne, will be making a west coast tour, hitting So Cal, the Inland Empire, Sacramento, Vegas and Tucson, signing copies of “Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock’s Ultimate Survivor.”
The Grammy-winning legend is responsible for pioneering the heavy metal genre as the front man for Black Sabbath. Dubbed the “Prince of Darkness” early in his career, Osbourne has been getting religious panties in a twist for decades, which I imagine he finds humorous and perhaps thrives on. He’s been accused of Satanism and promoting suicide. In 1982, Osbourne bit the head off a bat on stage (I’m sure you knew this unless you’ve been living under a rock) at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa — an act which instantly became the cornerstone of the Devil-worshipping accusations. Since his departure from Black Sabbath in the late 70s, Osbourne has enjoyed success as a multi-platinum selling artist. His albums include Blizzard of Ozz (1980), Diary of a Madman (1981), Speak of the Devil (1982), Bark at the Moon (1983), The Ultimate Sin (1986), No Rest for the Wicked (1988), No More Tears (1991), Ozzmosis (1995), Down to Earth (2001), Black Rain (2007), and Scream (2010). In the late 90s, he and wife Sharon created Ozzfest. In more recent years, clean and sober, Ozzy briefly went from rocker-junkie to reality-TV-whore with MTV’s The Osbournes, and has be quoted as saying he “hated every second of it.” Released by Grand Central Publishing, “Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy” will be hitting bookshelves on October 11, 2011.
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From the Publisher
Wondering if science could explain how he survived his 40-year avalanche of drugs and alcohol, Ozzy Osbourne became one of a handful of people in the world to have his entire DNA mapped in 2010. It was a highly complex, $65,000 process, but the results were conclusive: Ozzy is a genetic anomaly. The “Full Ozzy Genome” contained variants that scientists had never before encountered and the findings were presented at the prestigious TEDMED Conference in San Diego-making headlines around the world. The procedure was in part sponsored by The Sunday Times of London, which had already caused an international fururoe by appointing Ozzy Osbourne its star health advice columnist. The newpaper argued that Ozzy’s mutliple near-death experiences, 40-year history of drug abuse, and extreme hypocondria qualified him more than any other for the job. The column was an overnight hit, being quickly picked up by Rolling Stone to give it a global audience of millions. In TRUST ME, I’M DR. OZZY, Ozzy answers reader’s questions with his outrageous wit and surprising wisdom, digging deep into his past to tell the memoir-style survival stories never published before-and offer guidance that no sane human being should follow. Part humor, part memoir, and part bad advice, TRUST ME, I’M DR. OZZY will include some of the best material from his published columns, answers to celebrities’ medical questions, charts, sidebars, and more.