Ozzy Osbourne's band Black Sabbath have stormed to the top of the charts with their new album - with the charismatic frontman saying the record was a tonic for all the "manufactured" music that usually dominates the airwaves.
Ozzy said it was "great" to have beaten Rod but added: "Rod's the same as us, we've got something other people haven't got. It's all manufactured bulls**t these days. But the likes of Rod, and Elton John and us have got something different. We know our craft."
Ozzy, who had marital difficulties earlier this year as a result of a temporary return to drinking, said: ''I'm in shock, the success of this album has blown me off my feet. We've never had a record climb the charts so fast."
He said the band would "probably" release another album but added: "We're still revelling in coming back with this. I don't want to promise anything to anyone. It took us long enough to do this, and we can't wait another 43 years to have another number one. If it comes to pass we don't make another record, then I can rest easily knowing we finished things properly with 13."
Rod's latest album Time set the record for the longest gap between number one albums last last month, 37 years after he last reached the top of the chart. He is at number three this week while another veteran act, Status Quo, has gone straight in at number 10 with their new release, soundtrack album Bula Quo!
Emeli Sande collaborator Naughty Boy holds steady at number two with La La La while Passenger climbs one place to number three with Let Her Go.