Fans aren’t giving up on a campaign to have Ozzy Osbourne honoured by the Queen with a knighthood.

After two prior attempts, a third petition has been launched to nominate the Prince of Darkness for knighthood.

At the time of writing, the latest petition has attracted just over 33,000 out of 35,000 signatures.

Organiser Helen Maidiotis argues that the Black Sabbath co-founder is as deserving of knighthood as other British-born entertainers before him, due to his five decades of excellence in music, his hands-on commitment to charity work in England and his proud, working class UK roots.

Maidiotis began beating the drum for Ozzy’s knighthood at least eight years ago. In June, she sent a letter to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall laying out the case.

Read the petition here.

Ozzy is currently rehabilitating from spinal surgery, which he hopes will allow him to perform again by next year.

His new album, Patient Number 9, is due September 9.