Friday 27 April 2018

Ozzy scores a No 1 after 43 years

Hannah Furness

They have waited nearly half a century for their big comeback, but rock band Black Sabbath have shown musical "craft" can still beat "manufactured" pop.

The band has broken the record for the longest gap between number ones in the UK charts, as their album 13 reached the top last night. It is their first studio album in 35 years, reaching number one an unprecedented 43 years after their last hit.

Ozzy Osbourne, the band's singer hailed the unexpected success and hinted it was an indictment of the industry today. Saying the band "know our craft", he condemned modern music as "manufactured b*****s".

"I'm in shock," he said. "The success of this album has blown me off my feet. We've never had a record climb the charts so fast."

The band has now beaten Rod Stewart's record after the 68-year-old singer went to number one with album 'Time' 37 years after his last studio success.

Speaking of knocking Stewart off the record, Osbourne said: "It's great," he said. "But Rod's the same as us, we've got something other people haven't got. . . We know our craft."© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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