“Grammy Salute To Music Legends” event happened last spring where all Black Sabbath members except Ozzy turned up.
This lead to a lot of argument online with fans blaming Sharon Osbourne for Ozzy’s absence.
In a recent interview, Sharon clarified, saying:
“I was just so p*ssed off at the Grammys this year because they gave them a Lifetime Achievement Award, but wouldn’t give it to them on the TV show that we all know as the Grammy Awards [on CBS].
They did it at a separate [stand-alone] ceremony, which goes out on another network later on. I wouldn’t let Ozzy go because I just thought it was shocking what they did to them. So I wouldn’t let Ozzy go… They wanted to give it [the Lifetime Achievement Award] to them in some p*ssy f*cking ceremony that they had.”
“Listen, there were artists there [George Clinton and PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC, SAM & DAVE, Dionne Warwick, Julio Iglesias, Donny Hathaway and Billy Eckstine] that got awards that deserved it too.
But I just thought because SABBATH — their career spanned 50 years and they are still selling records today; their catalog still sells and their last record that was out six years ago was No. 1 in many countries worldwide. So the other artists they were honoring had great careers and deserved to be honored, but they still didn’t have the careers that SABBATH had. So not to put them on the proper [TV] show, it was, like, ‘How dare you?’ I was so angry. I just thought, ‘F*ck you. I am not going to give you the honor of having Ozzy at your shitty ceremony.'”