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Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne, which premiered Labor Day, September 7 at 9/8c on A&E traced Ozzy’s life from his childhood in poverty and time in prison to fronting legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Black Sabbath and successful Grammy Award-winning solo career, to one of rock’s elder statesman and a loveable 21st-century television dad.
How Ozzy Osbourne Went from Working-Class Kid to Global Rock Star
Growing up as the son of factory workers, Osbourne found himself working in a slaughterhouse and getting jailed before finding his way to superstardom.
Defining Moments in Rock Music
Paul McCartney Came up With the Melody to One of the Beatles' Biggest Hits in His Sleep
The musician scribbled a bunch of words about breakfast foods in place of lyrics and months later, turned the tune into "Yesterday."
Aerosmith, Run-DMC and the Story Behind Their Genre-Bending Hit "Walk This Way"
The two groups were at completely different points in their careers when an unlikely collaboration changed the courses of both of their histories.
How Stevie Nicks’ Obsession With Tom Petty Turned Into a 40-Year Friendship
The Fleetwood Mac singer put Petty on a pedestal and yearned to be just like him, and her admiration turned into a lifelong friendship that lasted until his death in 2017.
How Guns N' Roses Got Together to Form the Iconic Hard Rock Band
The "Welcome to the Jungle" hitmakers met in the seedy underbelly of Hollywood in the early 1980s.
The Mamas & the Papas: Inside the Band’s Love Quadrangle, Drug Problems and Hit Songs
Their folk-rock vibes may have suggested a mellow existence, but in reality, the four members of the 1960s group led drug- and drama-filled lives during their time together.
How Childhood Friends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Formed the Rolling Stones
Seeking an outlet for their love of American blues and R&B, the two former classmates teamed up with other like-minded musicians to form the group that would set the standard for rock royalty.
Elvis in the Army: 'People Were Expecting Me to Mess Up'
Right in the midst of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s reign, he was called to serve his country.
Fleetwood Mac: Behind the Drama, Divorce and Drugs That Fueled the Making of ‘Rumours’
While recording the 1977 album, professionally, the band was on top, but personally, things were falling apart.
John Lennon Wanted Eric Clapton to Replace George Harrison in the Beatles
When the guitarist walked out of the Fab Four, the "Wonderful Tonight" singer was the first choice to take over.
Inside David Bowie and Queen’s 'Tense' Recording Session for "Under Pressure"
A spontaneous meeting of two powerhouse British musical acts in Switzerland created one of the most iconic songs in music history.
Syd Barrett: How LSD Created and Destroyed His Career With Pink Floyd
An over-reliance on psychedelic drugs drove the rock star from the bounds of reality and forced his bandmates to cut ties to keep their musical dreams alive.
Kurt Cobain: The Inspiration and Meaning Behind Nirvana's Hit 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
Deodorant, drunken antics and a breakup fueled the creation of the song that launched grunge into the mainstream and made the rocker a household name.
Inside John Lennon and Paul McCartney's 'Irreplaceable' Bond — and Epic Fall Out
Happenstance brought together one of the most vivacious friendships in music history. But tension forced The Beatles bandmates apart — until they learned that they should just let it be.
Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury: The Surprising Reason They Never Released Their Duets
The musicians recorded three songs together during the height of careers, only for the collaborations to be shelved.
How the Beatles Got Together and Became the Best-Selling Band of All Time
The Fab Four were just a group of music-loving teens from Liverpool before becoming cultural and musical icons.
Elvis Felt Pressured to Marry Priscilla and 'Trained' Her to Become His Perfect Wife
Though they ended up divorced, Priscilla has continued to call the King of Rock 'n' Roll "the love of my life."
How Bruce Springsteen’s Days at the Jersey Shore Inspired His Music
Prior to ‘Born to Run’ fame, the aspiring rocker drew inspiration from the sights, sounds and characters of his beach surroundings.
How Michael Jackson Bought the Publishing Rights to the Beatles' Song Catalog at the Advice of Paul McCartney
In 1985, the Beatle gave the King of Pop a business tip. What McCartney didn't realize is that Jackson would beat him at his own game.
The 10 Most Outrageous Moments From ‘The Osbournes’
Relive the insanity from the show about a heavy metal family that taught us to “learn how to love and forget how to hate.”