This metal fan wants to get Ozzy a knighthood – and the British government hasn’t ruled it out

Metal Hammer

The list of rock stars who can call themselves ‘sir’ is impressive but short: Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John, Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Ray Davies, Sir Ringo Starr, Sir Brian May. One Australian fan has been campaigning for almost a decade to have another illustrious name to that roll call: Sir Ozzy Osbourne.

Sydney native Helen Maidiotis has lobbied the UK government to give a knighthood to the former Black Sabbath singer on three separate occasions since 2013. A recent (opens in new tab) petition titled ‘Knight Mr John Michael ‘Ozzy’ Osbourne’  has garnered close to 35,000 signatures.


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