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Ozzy Osbourne honoured at MTV Awards

Ozzy Osbourne collects the Global Icon award from Slash during the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The music business has honoured rock legend Ozzy Osbourne at the 21st MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow where he was hailed "global icon".

The Black Sabbath frontman watched as Guns N'Roses guitarist Slash and Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil teamed up for a fiery rendition of his 1980 hit Crazy Train at the SSE Hydro.

Osbourne was accompanied at the ceremony by wife Sharon who said she was "so proud" of the star.


Ozzy Osborne confirms new Black Sabbath album and final tour

Ozzy Osborne has confirmed that a new album and tour has been agreed for Black Sabbath.

It had been thought the band's last album, 13, released last year and tour might have been their last. The album broke the record for most years between number ones, coming 43 years after their last.

Black Sabbath arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in January. Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

But speaking to Metal Hammer, Osborne said:

The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great... It was a lot of fun. So we're going to do one more album, and a final tour.

– Ozzy Osborne

Although no timescale has yet been set the singer said: "It'll be sooner rather than later."

Black Sabbath hope Hyde Park gig gets royal approval

Black Sabbath are topping the bill at an outdoor show in London's Hyde Park this summer - and they hope they will get royal approval.

The veteran rock group is the latest headline act to be announced for the British Summer Time festival, and will play the event's opening night on July 4.

Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath. Credit: Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP

Osbourne reminisced that when he first went to London he was impoverished and "spent the advance I got for the first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave".

"Returning almost 50 years on we are doing a bit better for ourselves, so I may even splash out on some new aftershave before taking to the stage at Hyde Park ... We are beyond honoured to be allowed to put on a show and hope that the royals will enjoy it," he added.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne 'not divorcing'

Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

The Black Sabbath front man Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that he is not divorcing his wife Sharon following reports that the couple were living apart.

The British singer confirmed on his Facebook page that over the past year he has been "drinking and taking drugs". He apologised to his family and said that he was pleased to say he "has been sober for the past 44 days".

His son Jack Osbourne also rubbished reports that his parents were separating. Writing on his Twitter account he said "Last time I check (sic) a lot of British news papers weren't amazing sources of accurate information. Moving on..."

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