ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne is desperate to record an album of acoustic ballads but record company bosses won't take him seriously unless he's the "Prince of Darkness."
The BLACK SABBATH frontman is keen to show off other aspects of his musical ability, but fears he'll have to keep recording heavy metal tunes until his dying day.
Osbourne says, "Trying to get away from the Prince of Darkness is the hardest f**king thing.
"I'd like to sing songs that are mellower. I'd like to do an acoustic album. I don't want to be screaming when I'm 60.
"But all the record company is interested in is my looking like a f**king madman with cherry juice running down my face."
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