Ozzy Osbourne rose to fame as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath in the 1970s. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 because of drinking and drug issues, yet he went on to have a successful solo career. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne met in 1970 and began dating nine years later.
Sharon and Ozzy are done with Los Angeles. In fact, they’re leaving the United States entirely. Ozzy and Sharon are relocating to the United Kingdom. The reason, according to Ozzy, is that the tax rate is too high.
He didn’t say whether it was the California tax rate (which is ridiculously high), the US tax rate, or both. They’ve lived in Bev Hills for a quarter-century, so it’s a major change. Ozzy revealed the decision to The Mirror.
I am taking my recording studio with me. I am going to build a barn there and make my own studio at Welders. I will still be making music and my band will come over.
The Osbournes and Bev Hills have been inextricably linked. As you may recall, their hit sitcom “The Osbourne’s,” which was set in the home, aired from 2002 to 2005. Sharon, on the other hand, will undoubtedly find plenty of chances in England.
Looks like they’ll be doing some consulting from afar. A new film on Ozzy and Sharon’s relationship is in the works. The soundtrack for the film will be provided by Black Sabbath and some of Ozzy’s solos.
H/T to TMZ for photos.