Sonic Reducers | Happy Anniversary, Ozzy!

It's been 40 years since Ozzy bit the bat — & we have something to say about that.


A lot of historic events in music have taken place on this date over the years. The legendary singer Leadbelly was born back in 1889; pioneering DJ Alan Freed died in 1965; The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988.

But there’s one incident that overshadows them all: On this date in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bad during a concert in Des Moines, Iowa. It is, without doubt, one of the most iconic moments in rock history. So naturally, it’s what we’re talking about on today’s instalment of Sonic Reducers. Press play to watch us celebrate the anniversary of the beheading, review some of the other magnificently idiotic things the Prince of Darkness has done over the years, and explain precisely what is wrong with rock ’n’ roll today. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.