Multi-instrumentalist who founded heavy metal band Black Label Society. He was known for his long association with Ozzy Osbourne.
He had one goal in life starting at age eight: to play the guitar. He practiced obsessively, sometimes up to 12 hours a day, even during the school day.
He was recognized for the bulls-eye design on his guitar. He was also known for his mastery of the pinch harmonic.
He fathered four children with his wife Barbaranne: Hayley Rae, Hendrix, Sabbath, and Jesse.
He collaborated with William Shatner on the legendary actor's spoken-word cover version of Iron Man for Shatner's third studio album, Seeking Major Tom, from 2011.