Ozzy makes Friends

Ozzy Osbourne has achieved many amazing accolades throughout his extensive career. Front man of a legendary ground breaking band and then going on to have an enormously successful solo career. Along with his unique voice that appears on so many cornerstone song in the metal world Ozzy has also found ways to get into a huge amount of mind Hi Jinx.

In 1981, after signing his first solo career record deal, Osbourne bit the head off a dove during a meeting with CBS Records executives in Los Angeles. Apparently he had planned to release doves into the air as a sign of peace, but due to being intoxicated at the time, he instead grabbed a dove and bit its head off. He then spat the head out, with blood still dripping.

So one day after a shoot, Gene had an idea

We had some doves for the day to shoot for an Ozzy video and the bird handler had packed them up and almost left when I yelled to Ozzy – ‘Here’s your chance to make it up and be friends again!’ The doves were brought back and I snapped a couple of epic shots.

Gene Kirkland

“Grab your own LTD ED copy of this image here”