Ozzy Osbourne's 1992 album No More Tears was his first record to be drug and alcohol-free after a 20-year addiction. It was a huge success and was one of the best-selling albums of the 1990s.
The album was a commercial and critical success that made Ozzy a household name in North America. It was also Ozzy's most pop-oriented and accessible album, a departure from his previous dark thrash metal records.
"Mama, I'm Coming Home" is a song written by Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon, who the singer affectionately called "Mama." This was Ozzy's second time working with Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead on No More Tears, the other being "I Don't Want to Change the World."
A powerful ballad that didn't have to be powered up by big guitars and drums. The lyrics rang true, and it felt less cheesy than many of the power ballads that were popular in hard rock and hair metal at the time.
Randy Rhoads's guitar solo is simply incredible. His acoustic chops are on display here, and the riff is one of the best in Ozzy's career.
The music video for "Road to Nowhere" was directed by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and Stephen R. Johnson, and features objects revolving around the band as they enter a "road to nowhere."
This song is dedicated to Ozzy's longtime friend and guitarist Ronnie James Dio, who died of stomach cancer in 2010. In an interview with QMI Agency in Toronto in May 2010, Ozzy said that he had met Dio at an event earlier in the year, and was very saddened by the news.