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Osbourne's musical path

The former Black Sabbath singer, Ozzy Osbourne, has written a musical about a Russian mystic.

india Updated: Nov 18, 2005 12:04 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

The former lead singer of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, has finally fulfilled a lifelong ambition and written a musical about the Russian mystic Rasputin.

According to, Ozzy was inspired to write the script after watching a BBC documentary about the womanising hellraiser. Osbourne considers him a spiritual ancestor.

He says, "It's a major achievement for me, because I've always wanted to do it. He's like the original rock star, you know? I said to myself, 'What better thing to write about?'

"I always wanted to do a musical for the West End or Broadway. If it gets picked up it gets picked up, but it was a lot of fun to do anyway. Being Ozzy Osbourne is great, but if I don't sing about the f**king devil or bats or whatever, people don't really want to know."

First Published: Nov 16, 2005 12:46 IST