Metalocalypse

Ozzy Osbourne's Top Five Animal Moments

Ozzy Osbourne rolls into town tonight for the second leg of his worldwide Scream tour. Given the guy's past, we'd be lying if we said we didn't suspect this might be the last go-round for the 62-year old former Black Sabbath front man, and Rocks Off will be at Toyota Center to chronicle what could very well be the Godfather of Metal's swan song.

But while Ozzy's sinister legacy has been tamed somewhat by a reality show, World of Warcraft commercials, and the ever increasing evidence of his mortality, we prefer to look back fondly on the ribald tales of Ozzy's youth.

If you grew up in Texas in the '80s, you heard all about the infamous "Alamo pissing" incident (though he didn't actually piss on the mission itself). And if you were a metal fan, you knew Ozzy -- like Judas Priest -- was also sued for allegedly encouraging his listeners to commit suicide. Which makes perfect business sense.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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