Ozzy Osbourne, family visit Alamogordo, Hatch


It turns out, Ozzy Osbourne is a fan of New Mexico’s chile milkshakes and mariachi music.

The former Black Sabbath frontman and his family drove through the state for their latest episode of “Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour,” and some New Mexicans were able to show them some New Mexico culture.

“I kept playing it over and over again because I still couldn’t believe it,” Margarita Parra with Mariachi Aguilas of Las Cruces said.

Parra told KRQE News 13 about the day she and the band met and performed for Ozzy, Jack and Kelly Osbourne.

It was back in March at Sparky’s BBQ in Hatch that they performed their version of Ozzy’s heavy metal hit, “Paranoid.”

“As a mariachi, you don’t really don’t think you’re going to meet a rockstar or someone from another genre and it was really nerve wracking because he’s a legend,” Hector Espino with Mariachi Aguilas added.

Their meeting was featured on Wednesday’s episode of the A&E show, in which the Osbournes drove through the state to see what the Land of Enchantment has to offer.

“This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in my life,” Kelly is heard saying in the episode about the sunset at White Sands National Monument.

The Osbournes also made pit-stops to make roasted nuts at Pistachioland, and made chainsaw art in Alamogordo.

Of course, what would a visit to New Mexico be without turning up the heat? Ozzy turned out to be a big fan of chile milkshakes. 

“I loved it… I’m sold on it,” Ozzy said.

It wasn’t just a memorable trip for the Osbournes.

“This was the first time that a mariachi had performed ‘Paranoid’ for him,” Espino said.

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