Ozzy kicked out of Black Sabbath
After a long run of increasingly erratic drink and drug fuelled behaviour Ozzy Osbourne was finally sacked by his band members. It had been a difficult time musically for Black Sabbath, who'd been finding it hard to motivate themselves in the studio. This was exaggerated by the fact that Ozzy barely turned up to the studio at all. The frictions in the band came to head when Tony Iommi decided that he wanted to replace Ozzy. This was more of a release for Osbourne, who felt he wanted to go in a different musical direction anyway.