Ozzfest at Warwick’s when godfather of heavy metal artist stops in for booksigning

He rose to fame in the 1970s as lead vocalist of the pioneering British heavy metal band Black Sabbath and then enjoyed a tumultuous solo music career that spanned three decades.

John Michael (Ozzy) Osbourne, 62, aka the Godfather of Heavy Metal and The Prince of Darkness, has recorded multi-platinum selling albums that have helped make him one of the richest men in the UK according to Wikipedia quoting the Sunday Times Rich List.

He earned a Grammy award for the track “I Don’t Want to Change the World” from “No More Tears “ as the Best Metal Performance of 1994.

In the early 2000s, his career expanded to a new medium when he became a star in his own reality show, “The Osbournes,” on MTV alongside wife/manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack.

Osbourne came to Warwick’s books in La Jolla last Friday night to sign copies of his autobiography “I Am Ozzy.” Fans welcomed him with open arms.