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Robert Trujillo & 4 Other Musicians Who Were Once In Ozzy Osbourne’s Backing Band

Bassist Robert Trujillo celebrates his birthday today (October 23), and while he’s best known now for his tenure in Metallica, Trujillo is one of many talented musicians who’ve been a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s backing band.

In honor of Trujillo’s birthday, let’s take a look at some of the biggest names that worked with “The Prince of Darkness.”

Robert Trujillo

Trujillo played on Osbourne’s 2001 album Down to Earth and would later join Metallica in 2003.  However, before his stint with Osbourne, Trujillo was a member of Suicidal Tendencies from 1989-1996.  (Fun fact:  Trujillo also played bass on Jerry Cantrell’s 2002 solo LPs Degradation Trip and Degradation Trip Volumes 1& 2.)

Ozzy Osbourne - "Believer" Live at Budokan

Ozzy performs "Believer" live at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan on February 15, 2002. Video taken from Ozzy's 'Live At Budokan' dvd available at