Metal fans have been hoping that 2000 will finally be the year that Black Sabbath gets into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, however, doesn't share the enthusiasm of his headbanging followers.In a press statement released on Monday, Osbourne expressed both his disdain over the Rock Hall nomination and his wish that Black Sabbath's name be removed from the ballot. "Just take our name off the list," Ozzy's statement began. "Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it's not voted on by the fans. It's voted on by the 'supposed' elite of the Industry and the Media, who've never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is totally irrelevant to me." He concluded, "Let's face it, Black Sabbath have never been media darlings. We're a people's band and that suits us just fine." This is the third year in a row that Sabbath has been nominated for inclusion into the Hall Of Fame (see "Sabbath
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