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Saturday 30 August 2014

Ozzy Osbourne can't explain success

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne insists there's "no magic formula" to being a rock star.

The Black Sabbath singer has an impressive musical career that spans over 40 years. Ozzy was recently named Kerrang! magazine's greatest rock star, but the 63-year-old remains humble about his success.

"That's cracking. I'm very honoured and I'm very flattered and everything, but I'm not very good at taking compliments. I never know what to say," he told the UK publication.

"There's no magic formula to being a rock star: you either are or you're not. I try not to think about it all; I just do what I do."

Ozzy thinks being a respected musician isn't all about vocal talent. He believes keeping crowds amused is the key to gaining admiration from fans.

"I'm not the world's greatest singer but I like to entertain the audience," he explained in an interview with the magazine. "I'm probably not the right person to ask about how to be a rock star because I've never been one of those d**khead guys posing about the place.

"Maybe that's what people like."

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