Ozzy Osbourne on Rock Hall Face-off with Mariah Carey and Cher

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Ozzy Osbourne, the legendary rocker, finds himself among the nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the year 2024. While the honor of being nominated is appreciated, Osbourne remains realistic about his chances of being selected.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Osbourne expressed his gratitude for the nomination but admitted he’s not expecting to be inducted. “If I get in, I get in. If I don’t, I don’t,” he stated bluntly.

Acknowledging the stiff competition, Osbourne identified Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, and Cher as formidable contenders in the race for induction. With 15 acts nominated, including Mary J. Blige, Dave Matthews Band, and A Tribe Called Quest, the selection process promises to be challenging.

The announcement of the inductees is expected in April, and while Osbourne may not be chosen this time, he remains unperturbed. Having been inducted in 2006 as a member of Black Sabbath, he understands the unpredictable nature of the process and remains open to future nominations.

In addition to discussing his Hall of Fame prospects, Ozzy Osbourne shared insights into his musical future. Despite health issues hindering his ability to perform live, the 75-year-old rocker expressed a desire to continue making music. His recent albums, “Ordinary Man” and “Patient Number 9,” released in 2020 and 2022 respectively, demonstrate his enduring creative spirit, with the latter earning him a Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2023.

As Osbourne navigates the Rock Hall race and his ongoing musical journey, his impact on the industry remains undeniable, solidifying his status as a rock icon for generations to come.

Forbes Staff

Forbes Staff

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