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NEW YORK - MARCH 13: (L-R) Inductees Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward, Tony Iommi and Terry Butler of Black Sabbath" pose backstage during the 21st Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria March 13, 2006 in New York City. The induction ceremony will air March 21, 2006 on VH1. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Today (December 3) is Ozzy Osbourne’s birthday, and with the announcement of the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class just around the corner, this is the perfect time to look back on when Black Sabbath was inducted in 2006.

Sabbath was inducted by Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, with Hetfield delivering a rather heartfelt speech that saw the frontman get choked up and Ulrich taking the Rock Hall to task about the band’s induction eleven years after their eligibility.  (WARNING:  Some NSFW language ahead.)

When it came time to accept their awards, the heavy metal pioneers kept it short and sweet thanking their families, their friends and the fans.

Metallica then took to the stage to perform two Sabbath classics, “Hole in the Sky” and “Iron Man.”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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