Jun 20, 2013
Black Sabbath's new album, 13, has now made music history. Neither the band nor Ozzy Osbourne ever had a number one album on the charts before in 43 years.
Metalheads around the world are beyond ecstatic upon hearing the surprising news.
Osbourne, the Godfather of Heavy Metal, is pinching himself after finally reaching the #1 album position on Billboard at age 64.
"I'm in shock!" exclaimed L.A. resident Ozzy Osbourne. "The success of this album has blown me off my feet. We've never had a record climb the charts so fast."
Wife Sharon Osbourne, daughter Kelly Osbourne, son Jack Osbourne and the Osbourne grandchildren are cheering-on Grandpa Ozzy and Black Sabbath during their album's smashing success.
Many within the youth-oriented music industry have their mouths hanging agape in utter shock and disbelief at seeing Black Sabbath's new album at the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart.
The stunning upset comes immediately after 13 topped the UK album chart, so to say that Black Sabbath is back would be a supreme understatement.
When the rock band announced plans for a reunion, an album and a world tour 19 months ago from the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, the band did not imagine hitting #1 in their golden years.
Today, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath (formerly called a 'classic rock' band) have certainly done just that, making senior citizen music fans shed tears of pride and joy.
Watch the following music video for Black Sabbath's new hit song, "God is Dead?" Older and wiser today, the band placed that question mark in the song title on purpose.
Both song and video are perhaps the best social commentary of 2013, packed with keen observations on the current state of the world --- and an open admission that God is indeed NOT DEAD.
The obligatory shock-title and psychedelic imagery effectively make way for some profound depth while wondering if religion is getting in between God and humanity.
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