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Image of Ozzy Osbourne posing with his arms raised in the air. His name appears on top of the button in white text
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Released on November 7, 1981, Diary of a Madman is the second solo album to come from Ozzy Osbourne upon being firing from the hit band, Black Sabbath in 1979. For the album, Osbourne performed with artists, Bob Daisley, Lee Kerslake, and Randy Rhoads, all of whom worked with Osbourne on his debut solo album, Blizzard of Ozz. As was the case with other music to come from Ozzy Osbourne, the album was largely heavy metal. The album was an instant success upon its release, first going platinum on May 10, 1982 and eventually going triple platinum on October 26, 1994. Since the albums release, Ozzy Osbourne has continued his success as a musician, with his longevity earning him the title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal."