Officials in Ozzy Osbourne's hometown of Birmingham weren't impressed when a group of the singer's fans suggested giving him 'freedom of the city' status. According to IC Birmingham so many members of Birmingham council have said they would vote against the move that it is almost pointless a vote taking place.
One councillor, John Hemmingway, told reporters: "Frankly the idea of Osbourne as a role model is laughable. If we want to give the honour to
musicians, UB40 would be a far better vote."
Wow, think the councillor wants to give it to UB40 because they are socialists? UB40 has had a career over covering other people's music. Ozzy's has had a longer career, sold more albums, written more successful songs, and done more creatively, than UB40. Who got asked to play the Queen's jubilee party?
Maybe an incoming Tory government could pledge to give Ozzy a knighthood. It would do something for the metalhead vote, at least.