Rocker Ozzy Osbourne was oblivious to how famous he really was when he sang in the band Black Sabbath.

The PARANOID star's then-manager wanted to make him work harder and keep him hungry for success, so Osbourne was never told that the band were doing well.

He recalls, "We were always told we were one step behind Deep Purple, one step behind Led Zeppelin, one step behind everybody.

"Our manager didn't want to let us know how popular we were. It's only after we did Ozzfest that people started telling me stuff. I thought they were taking the p**s.

"People would come up to me and go, 'Respect. We respect you. Sabbath is the best thing'. Our manager never came up to us and said, 'F**king hell, man, you're doing so well.'"

05/10/2004 21:11