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Ozzy Steals The Show At UK Music Hall Of Fame Ceremony (11/17/2005)

Ozzy Osbourne stole the show at the UK Music Hall of Fame ceremony last night by baring his bottom at the audience.

The star was performing on stage with his band, Black Sabbath, to mark their induction last night.

After telling the star-studded crowd “I’ve seen more life at a f**king wake”, he dropped his jeans and bared all.

The crowd – including wife Sharon and daughter Kelly and son Jack – gave him a standing ovation.

Afterwards he said: “I thought they needed livening up a bit. That was a lot of fun.”

Black Sabbath were one of nine acts inducted into the Hall of Fame last night.

Ozzy Osbourne was also inducted as a solo artist. He performed both with Black Sabbath and his solo band (including Zakk Wylde, Blasko, and Mike Bordin). Slash did not perform with Ozzy as previously reported.

The show ended with a performance of the John Peel tribute single, a cover of the Buzzcocks hit Ever Fallen In Love, which is released on Monday.

Brother Alan said: “I would like to say on behalf of Sheila and the family what an honour this is. We are only sad that the great man himself isn’t here to enjoy the moment.”

Presenters at the ceremony included Bob Geldof, Queen’s Brian May, England football hero Geoff Hurst and US actor Woody Harrelson.

New Order were honoured, along with their previous incarnation, Joy Division.

They performed Joy Division classic Love Will Tear Us Apart and dedicated it to the band’s singer Ian Curtis, who killed himself in 1980.

Pink Floyd were inducted after they briefly reunited in July this year to appear at Live 8.

Band member Roger Waters told the audience: “The response we have had from the public has been very touching, not least when we were all together on that day in July this year. It was great to be together again.”

Geldof presented the award to The Eurythmics and described Annie Lennox’s voice as “one of the great British works of art”.

Even British Prime Minister Tony Blair popped up on a video tribute to declare himself a Eurythmics fan.

The ceremony was hosted by Dermot O’Leary from Alexandra Palace in north London.

The inductees are chosen by a panel of artists, music journalists, broadcasters and music-industry executives. Last year’s inaugural inductees included Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Madonna and U2.

The ceremony will be broadcast Thursday (today) on UK Channel 4.

VH1 will broadcast "The Second Annual UK Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" in the United States as a two-hour live extravaganza on Saturday, November 26 9:00 p.m. For the first time, viewers in America will be able to witness this totally unique and utterly unmissable evening packed with amazing live performances from top international artists, exclusive video packages and tribute speeches from some of the leading celebrities of our time.

VH1 Classic will air the entire, unexpurgated ceremony on Sunday, November 27 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT and again at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT. VH1 Classic viewers will witness the complete show, brimming with amazing performances and tributes to huge to be missed.

Check out pictures on Getty Images here and here.

Source: Ireland Online / Ozzyhead

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