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Birmingham heavy metal hero Ozzy Osbourne has been nominated for a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - for the second time. 

He is joined by many other huge names from the world of music, including Oasis and Cher. Ozzy was previously inducted into the roll of honour as a member of Black Sabbath back in 2006. This year’s nomination is for him as a solo artist.

If he’s voted in this year, he’ll join the likes of all four Beatles, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart and others with double honors. Only Eric Clapton has three inductions on his own and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream.

“I’m deeply honored to receive this news from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” Osbourne said in a statement on Saturday (Feb. 10), after the nominations were announced. “To be one of the few musicians who’s being considered for a second entry, now as a solo artist, is something I could never have imagined. After 44 years as a solo artist the fact that I can continue to record music and receive this recognition is something I am incredibly proud of.”

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Ozzy began his solo career with Blizzard of Ozz in 1980 and has released 13 albums on his own, most recently Patient Number 9 during 2022. Those have launched a number of iconic hard rock hits, including “Crazy Train,” “Flying High Again,” “Bark at the Moon” and “No More Tears,” as well as the ballad “Mama, I’m Coming Home.”

Some recent surgeries and a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis have rendered Ozzy unable to perform in recent years; he had to drop off the bill of the Power Trip festival last October in Indio, California. His wife and manager Sharon Osbourne, however, recently spoke of plans for a pair of farewell concerts in Osbourne’s at Villa Park. And there are plans to open an Ozzy museum in Birmingham too.

How to vote for Ozzy Osbourne for the 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Voting is now open for the 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which will take place at the end of April but a date is yet to be announced. You can vote for Oasis by visiting the hall of fame website here: Vote for 2024 nominees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

How to watch the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony 2024

The ceremony will be broadcast live from Cleveland, Ohio. At the event, the 2024 inductees will be announced- it is here that Oasis fans will find out if the band have made it or not. The event will be shown live on ABC and on Disney+. If you have an existing Disney+ subscription you’ll be able to catch the ceremony in full. 

Full list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees 2024

  • Mary J. Blige
  • Mariah Carey
  • Cher
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Eric B. & Rakim
  • Foreigner
  • Peter Frampton
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Kool & the Gang
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Oasis
  • Sinead O’Connor
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Sade
  • A Tribe Called Quest