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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. 

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne

British musician Ozzy Osbourne fronted the heavy metal band Black Sabbath before embarking on a successful solo career. He later became a reality TV star with 'The Osbournes.'

Ozzy Osbourne

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.

Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhodes performing at the Oakland Coliseum

The Plane Crash That Changed Ozzy Osbourne's Life

The rock star was reveling in the success of a solo career, when the unimaginable happened, ending the life of his close friend and musical confidante Randy Rhoads.

Defining Moments in Rock Music

Paul McCartney

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 and Run-DMC

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.

Stevie Nicks Tom Petty

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.

Guns N' Roses

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 and the Papas

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.

Rolling Stones

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 Presely in his Army Uniform

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

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.

Eric Clapton

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.

Freddie Mercury and David Bowie talking backstage at the Live Aid concert,

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.

KISS

When KISS Wiped Away Their Iconic Face Paint in 1983, Fans 'Hated' the New Look

The rock band risked it all by washing their faces clean in a live reveal — only to go back to wearing makeup a decade later.

Pink Floyd Syd Barrett

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

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.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney

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

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.

The Beatles

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 Presley and Priscilla on their wedding day

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."

Bruce Springsteen perform at The Stone Pony on August 22, 1987 in Asbury Park, New Jersey

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.

The Day the Music Died

The Day the Music Died: Rock’s Great Tragedy

On February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and their pilot Roger Peterson died in a plane crash, a tragedy that has been remembered as “The Day the Music Died.”

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

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.

Jack Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, and Kelly Osbourne

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.”