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Sir Ozzy Osbourne has a certain ring to it. A super-fan of the Black Sabbath frontman started a petition to have the Madman of Metal be knighted by the Queen of England.
Daughter to The Prince of Darkness, Kelly Osbourne tweeted “this really needs to happen.” Osbourne’s official title as a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire would be Sir John Michael Osbourne, MBE.
In an interview with The Birmingham Mail Maidiotis stated, “Our campaign has reached Buckingham Palace, as a friend of mine had sent off letters explaining about our battle for Ozzy’s knighthood - and they have replied positively.”
Originally, Maidiotis' campaign included all four Black Sabbath members, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler, but David Spooner, who is in charge of the honor in England, stated it would highly unlikely for an entire band to be considered. She then singled out Osbourne for his efforts with Sabbath and his solo career.