What is Ozzy now, a hundred or something? You'd think the old coot would call it a career rather than further tarnish his legacy. Like most icons past their prime, though, maybe he just doesn't know when to say when. He's clearly saddled by idiots; why else would he choose to whore himself out on MTV? But even if someone did have the stones to attempt to dissuade him, Ozzy's never needed anyone's validation. And he doesn't need it now, a point he makes clear on "I Don't Want to Stop": "I don't know what they're talking about/ I'm making my own decisions/This thing that I found ain't gonna bring me down/ I'm like a junkie without an addiction." In fact, on Black Rain, he sounds more invigorated than he has in years. Granted, there are few surprises and even fewer decent tunes, but Oz can still sing his ass off.
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