SINGER OZZY OSBOURNE SAYS THAT PEOPLE AREN’T INTERESTED IN NEW BLACK SABBATH MUSIC AND CONFIRMS THAT HE WILL BE DOING ANOTHER SOLO ALBUM
News Corp Australia Network: Ozzy, this is the final Black Sabbath tour — it’s a dark day for the fans …
Ozzy Osbourne: It’s the end of Sabbath and people have been asking “Well, I thought you were doing an album.” But the things we’ve discovered are — number one: People aren’t really interested in hearing new stuff and number two: If we were to do an album before the tour — it would take three or four years to complete the album. We want to end it on a high note.
News Corp Australia Network: It’s not the end for you though?
Ozzy Osbourne: Well I did pretty well for 35 years — and I’m not retiring. I’m going to do a solo album and a solo tour. I mean my wife’s a shop-a-holic always off buying f—g shoes or something so I’ve got to keep the money coming somehow.
News Corp Australia Network: How do you see the Black Sabbath legacy and how will you manage it?
Ozzy Osbourne: Just to be remembered is enough for me. I thought no one would remember me when we first started playing music. I’d rather end it now though than drag it out for another five albums. I mean I’m 67 in December. When we started out I thought — this thing will be all right for a year or two. One of my greatest memories of anything Sabbath was that we were a band that weren’t created by some London f—ing business d—head. We were four guys in different bands and we all got together and made a record. I remember being in a pub in Birmingham and the manager at the time said to me “I have some news for you — your album is entering the British charts at number 17 next week” I went “f — off you’re winding me up.” It remained in the top ten for over a year and none of us have looked back since.
News Corp Australia Network: What’s going on with the drumming situation given the issues with original drummer Bill Ward?
Ozzy Osbourne: It’s nearly Black Sabbath. Every time I talk about him I get into trouble — so I don’t know — I don’t think so.
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