Scariest song ever written? Ozzy explains that every night was Halloween when he sang “Black Sabbath” when the band was performing (which was pretty much every night back in the day). It was also the impetus for his nickname “The Prince Of Darkness” according to an interview he did with NME.com.
He tells NME, “When we started gigging way back when, as soon as we started playing this song’s opening chords, young girls in the audience would fucking freak out. They thought we were Satan’s fucking friends or something.
“That’s when the whole Prince Of Darkness shit started. When people get excited about Halloween coming around each year, all I think is, ‘Well, we used to have Halloween every fucking night.’”
The End tour resumes in November. The final two Black Sabbath shows will be in their home town of Birmingham in February. Ozzy wants to make it clear that HE’S not retiring next year and will record his first solo album in 6 years.