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You Can Rent Ozzy Osbourne’s Actual Childhood Bedroom For £400 A Night

Ever wanted to stay in Ozzy Osbourne’s childhood bedroom in Aston, Birmingham? Well…

Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that his childhood bedroom in Aston, Birmingham can be rented for £400 a night – though, by the sounds of things, The Prince Of Darkness doesn’t especially think it’s worth it…

The modestly sized home used to house Ozzy along with his parents and five sisters and brothers back in the day, with the heavy metal icon joking that the full place isn’t even worth £300 – let alone the £400 just for the bedroom.

They must be doing an expensive extension on the bathroom,” he tells GQ. I tell you what was really weird: I went back to that house many years after I left. When you’re little everything seems massive. But that house was me, my mum and dad and my five sisters and brothers – eight of us in this house. It’s so tiny, I’m going, How the hell did we do this?’ ”

Read this: Ozzy speaks: Inside my year from hell

Ozzy also remembers that there wasn’t a great deal of love in the Osbourne household growing up.

My parents never told me they loved me,” he says. That wasn’t a thing you did in our house. If I’d told my sister I loved her I’d have had the piss taken out of me. Even now I say to my older sister that I love her and she won’t say she loves me back. When I was a kid it was a sign of weakness to tell your parents that you loved them.”

Previously, Black Sabbath bandmate Geezer Butler told Kerrang! that growing up in Aston was actually pretty great, as his favourite football team, Aston Villa, were just down the road from where he lived.

I love the Villa,” he said. I was also brought up Catholic, the church was just down the road as well, so everything felt very local. We didn’t have any cars when I was growing up, so we were restricted to Aston, which was fine by me.” 

He recalled: There were also burned-out cars we’d play in, and a factory across the road. I could hear the noise every day, but when you’re growing up that’s all you know. There’s no other kind of life or place that you are aware of. I had no reason to leave Aston, though we used to go to Dublin every other year because that’s where my mum and dad were from. We’d visit aunts and uncles, as well as my grandma. That was the extent of our holidays back then.”

Catch Ozzy and Judas Priest at the following live dates: 

January 2022

26 Germany – Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
28 Czech Republic – Prague O2 Arena
31 Switzerland – Zurich Hallenstadion 

February 2022

2 Hungary – Budapest Budapest Arena*
5 Spain – Madrid WiZink Center
8 Italy – Bologna Unipol Arena
11 Germany – Mannheim SAP Arena
14 Germany – Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
17 Finland – Helsinki Hartwall Arena
19 Sweden – Stockholm Friends Arena
21 Germany – Dortmund Westfalenhalle
24 Germany – Munich Olympiahalle
27 UK – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena 

March 2022

1 Ireland – Dublin 3Arena
4 UK – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
7 UK – London The O2
9 UK – Manchester AO Arena
12 UK – Newcastle Utilita Arena
14 UK – Glasgow The SSE Hydro 

(* = New date without Judas Priest)

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