Ozzy Osbourne is a little late to this viral clip of youth percussionists performing his signature song “Crazy Train,” but he had a better reaction than the other 800K+ people who viewed the clip on YouTube.
After seeing the video of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists’ rendition of the song (originally posted in 2012), Osbourne wrote the group a note that included a $10,000 check, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. “Myself, my whole family and my fans all loved your rendition of ‘Crazy Train,’ ” Osbourne wrote in a letter dated April 24. “Keep up the good work.”
The LLP began in 1993 as a community nonprofit organization founded by Diane Downs. Relying primarily on donations, the after-school group includes over 60 kids ages 7-14 from 48 schools in the Louisville area.
They’ve performed with groups like My Morning Jacket, and in February, they earned a shout-out from Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who posted about the group on his Facebook page after watching them perform a medley of Zep tunes.
The group has acknowledged Osbourne’s contribution on its Facebook page, but a request to Osbourne’s rep from PEOPLE went unanswered.
Crazy, but that’s how it goes.