publication date: Sunday, December 24, 2006 (part of Round XXIX)
clue: Don't be paranoid! I promise not to bite your head off if you don't recognize this iron madman.
explanation: Osbourne was lead singer for Black Sabbath and a successful solo rock star, notorious for biting the head off of a bat onstage. The word "paranoid" refers to the Black Sabbath song of that name. The phrase "iron madman" refers to the Black Sabbath song "Iron Man" and Osbourne's solo album Diary of a Madman. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Josh Paddison, Joy Dunn, Sam Boyarsky, Jeremiah Poisson, and Chris Venit
trivia: Scott had planned to make an Osbourne goo back in the very first round in 1998, but put it off for a special occasion.