The AC/DC Album Ozzy Osbourne Was Addicted To
Since the release of the first records, the musicians and especially their record labels have constantly been competing to gain more money and fame. Therefore, this created a very competitive atmosphere in the music and entertainment industry. Almost every band and musician has tried to surpass one another’s success in the releases they have worked hard to create and record.
However, this competitive environment doesn’t prevent huge artists from celebrating each other. Hence, rockers supported their fellow musicians’ projects in the various interviews they joined. One of them was Black Sabbath icon Ozzy Osbourne, who talked about his favorite albums, and an AC/DC album was on that list.
Black Sabbath And AC/DC Had A Crazy Tour Together
The two legendary bands, AC/DC and Black Sabbath have quite a history, so their members have known each other for a very long time. Black Sabbath released their seventh studio album entitled ‘Technical Ecstasy’ on September 25, 1976, and it received very positive reviews from music critics and their longtime dedicated fans worldwide. Hence, the band decided to promote their successful record with a new tour.
AC/DC joined Black Sabbath’s European leg of their Technical Ecstasy Tour, which began in Scotland on March 2, 1977, and ended on April 22, 1977, in Sweeden. It was an event full of crazy and problematic situations, and probably the most unforgettable one occurred between Geezer Butler and Malcolm Young. The two musicians started arguing, and Osbourne stopped them when he saw Butler holding a knife.
What Is Ozzy Osbourne’s Favorite Record From AC/DC?
A few years after their tour together, AC/DC started to work on their sixth studio album named ‘Highway to Hell,’ released on July 27, 1979. The band’s fans remembered it as Bon Scott’s last album before he died because of acute alcohol poisoning on February 19, 1980. During one of his interviews, Osbourne defined the famous AC/DC record as his favorite and revealed that he’s addicted to it.
Then, even though he loved Brian Johnson, who replaced Scott as the frontman, according to Osbourne, Scott was the band’s best singer, and he will always be like that. Like the Black Sabbath vocalist, many AC/DC fans credited Scott and highlighted his contributions to the band’s success and popularity. In contrast, others thought that Johnson’s joining the band brought real fame with his one-of-a-kind performances.
In Osbourne’s words, he said:
“I love Brian Johnson, but to me, my good friend, the late Bon Scott, was the best singer AC/DC ever had. This album was like an addiction to me.“
You can check out the album below.