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We as rock fans are always curious to hear just what bands/artists influenced our favorite rockers to do what they do. Some of their revelations are to be expected, and some may come as a surprise. For example, did you know that Cliff Burton of Metallica was a huge fan of bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, and Steely Dan? In fact, according to James Hetfield of Metallica, that’s how James Hetfield learned about melodies, harmonies, and overall songwriting. All roads lead to classic rock bands.
Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne is regarded as one of the most iconic and influential figures in heavy metal. He has influenced so many of our favorite classic rock artists, and even many more from the present. What you may not know is just who influenced him, or in his words “changed it all for him”. The answer may or may not surprise you. See in the video below!