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The back cover touts editions on bands like the Clash, the Stones and Aerosmith. I guarantee you that I would have straight-up stolen all three of these from my school library.

The band's prodigious sex, drinking, drug use and general chicanery on tour and in the studio are barely mentioned. You won't hear about Ozzy smoking his weight in hash, or the time cocaine practically joined the band and started getting royalties.

But young readers will get plenty of facts and insight, since the author is a veteran rock journalist. This man is doing the Dark Lord's work.

More adventurous kids should pick up 2010's I Am Ozzy, Mr. Osbourne's exhaustive memoir, plus at least the first five Sabbath albums and all the '80s Ozzy albums — even The Ultimate Sin, which has some pretty heavy moments. Craig Hlavaty
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More than 50 acts across three days and four stages, including Kreayshawn and Turbonegro came to perform at Fun Fun Fun Fest at Austin's Auditorium Shores November 2-4. Follow Rocks Off's full coverage at blogs.houstonpress.com/festival_experience.

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