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Ozzy Osbourne 'No More Tears' released 30 years ago

The Ozzy Osbourne album 'No More Tears' released 17th September 1991. The album was Ozzy Osbourne's sixth solo album. No More Tears spawned four singles which reached top ten on the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Including fan favourite classic Ozzy song 'Mama, I'm Coming Home.' "I Don't Want to Change the World" song that won a Grammy.

It was Ozzy's last album to feature drummer Randy Castillo and longtime bassist and songwriter Bob Daisley. Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead wrote the lyrics for six songs, however only 4 of them made it to the album.

Claimed as one of Ozzy's best

The album received positive reviews from fans and critics. The album is considered one of the greatest by Ozzy. Classic rock considered the album to be Osbourne's third best.

In a statement about the anniversary of the album Ozzy said “I have a lot of great memories of making the album,” He continued “We worked hard on the record with [producers] John Purdell and Duane Baron, who became extra two members of the band. Before we went into the studio, we discussed what we were going to do — everything was planned. … But there was also lots of goofing around and we had a good time making it. And [guitarist] Zakk [Wylde’s] playing on it is spectacular.”

“Whatever you’re hearing on the record is pretty much first thing [Ozzy] started singing that naturally came out of him, that he started hearing in his head, which is amazing,” Wylde recalled. “My love for him and admiration for him has just gotten even stronger and bigger over the years. It’s bigger than the music.”

Mama, I'm Coming Home

Osbourne and Wyld were in awe of how “Mama, I’m Coming Home" came about. A song dedicated to Ozzy's wife and manager Sharon Osbourne. The song became a hit with servicemen overseas “At that time, a lot of people were going to Iraq war,” Osbourne recalled. “We heard that the GIs were sending that song to their wives. Soldiers still love that song.”


Wylde spoke about how he had originally worked out the song’s music on a piano. “I had the music, and then when we got to the studio. So I transposed it to the 12-string guitar,” he said. “I was like ‘Oh, let me try it on the 12-string and see what it sounds like.’ That’s how it evolved into the song. Originally it was just me and Ozz noodling on the piano.”

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