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Ozzy Osbourne: I was a 'bad father' and 'abusive husband'

Ozzy Osbourne: I was a 'bad father' and 'abusive husband'

Jun 8 2014, 12:52pm CDT | by

Ozzy Osbourne believes he was a "bad father" and an "abusive husband" when he was battling with addiction. The 65-year-old rocker, who has a history of substance abuse, regrets the way he treated...

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Ozzy Osbourne: I was a 'bad father' and 'abusive husband'

Jun 8 2014, 12:52pm CDT | by

Ozzy Osbourne believes he was a "bad father" and an "abusive husband" when he was battling with addiction.

The 65-year-old rocker, who has a history of substance abuse, regrets the way he treated his wife Sharon Osbourne and their children, Aimee, 30, Kelly, 29, and Jack, 28, during his struggle with drugs and alcohol.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: "I was a bad father, an abusive husband and I had an ego the size of India.

"I spent decades of my life being an absolute idiot. I've got so many regrets I can't even remember half of them. But wives and kids are right at the top. It's pointless even saying sorry. I couldn't say it enough times."

However, Ozzy's 32-year marriage to Sharon, 61, was rocked again in 2012 when he relapsed following seven years of sobriety.

He explained: "There was no reason [for the relapse] except that I'm an alcoholic and one day you just look outside, it's a sunny day and you know nothing is going to come between you and a beer, and then you go right down the mud slide and you're crawling around on the floor wishing you didn't have to watch another sunrise.

"But if you take cocaine you can drink forever. Cocaine and booze are the eggs and bacon of the addict's world, the perfect combination. And you just can't stop."

Ozzy - whose real name is John Michael Osbourne - has since been sober for two years and attends daily Alcoholics Anonymous [AA] meetings to help him stay on track.

 
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Jack Bruce Dies; Cream Bassist, Singer Was 71

Oct 27 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Jack Bruce, the bassist and primary vocalist of the legendary '60s blues and rock supergroup Cream, has died at the age of 71 in his native Britain. The Scottish native, considered one of the most respected and influential bass players in history, passed away at his home in England on Saturday. He was surrounded by his family, BBC News quoted his publicist as saying. Jack Bruce is survived by his wife, Margrit, five children and a granddaughter. ...
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The Good Listener: Where's all the great Halloween music?

Oct 25 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Dead Man's Bones' 2009 debut belongs in any discussion of Halloween music.; Credit: Hama Sanders/Courtesy of the artist We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the fake blood we ordered for our son's Andrew W.K. costume is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on Halloween music. Holly writes via email: "Christmas and Halloween both ...
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The Good Listener: Where's All The Great Halloween Music?

Oct 25 2014 7:03am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and alongside the fake blood we ordered for our son's Andrew W.K. costume is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on Halloween music. Holly writes via email: "Christmas and Halloween both involve elaborate preparation, they're both associated with a specific season, and they're both tied into consum ...
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