The iconic vocalist Ozzy Osbourne talked about his debut solo album ‘Blizzard of Ozz‘ on the radio show in honor of its 40th anniversary and commented on the lawsuit accusing him of the death of a young man.
The legendary metal musician Ozzy Osbourne released his debut studio album ‘Blizzard of Ozz‘ on September 20, 1980. Later in 2017, the album was ranked #9 on Rolling Stone‘s list of ‘100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time.’
Ozzy has been getting ready for a special show named ‘40 Years Of Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard Of Ozz‘ in honor of the 40th anniversary of his iconic album which would be aired on SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard radio station on September 18, 2020.
During the show, Osbourne talked about the lawsuit against him claiming his song ‘Suicide Solution‘ from ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ was the main reason of a young man killed himself back in 1984.
The 19-year-old depressed teenager John McCollum shot himself with his father’s gun while he allegedly was listening to Osbourne. His parents sued Ozzy and CBS Records for ‘encouraging self-destructive behavior‘ in young persons, however, their complaint was dismissed.
In his latest comment on the issue, Ozzy claimed that people got him and his song wrong and added:
“Well, that was all taken out of perspective. So we wrote this song about… We were all doing some serious pounding of the booze back then. I’d been drinking heavily for a long, long time.
And it’s, like, ‘Suicide Solution’ means solution being liquid — not a way out. People get the fucking thing wrong.”
Furthermore, Osbourne emphazised the fact that his song didn’t have the purpose to encourage people to commit suicide and revealed what the song was really about. Apparently, ‘Suicide Solution‘ was actually written about the late AC/DC singer Bon Scott who died from acute alcohol poisoning after a heavy night of drinking back in 1980.
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