Ozzy Osbourne Says Black Sabbath Were ‘Too Serious’
Last month the veteran frontman reported he “didn't have a great time" during his last trip with Sabbath, adding that he’d received “bad vibes from them for being Ozzy. I don't know, what the fuck else can I be?” Guitarist Tony Iommi responded by saying Osbourne had “seemed to enjoy it and we had a laugh.”
“With Sabbath, all I am is a singer with a band,” Osbourne told Rolling Stone in a recent interview, adding that, with his own group, “I’ve got a lot of freedom and I have fun with it.”
“It’s not allowed to have fucking fun with Sabbath," he said. "It’s too serious. Tony was trying to have a go at me, saying, ‘Don’t fucking talk over my solos.’ I go, ‘Okay, are you sure? ‘Cause most of the fucking song is solos. The intro to the song is fuckin’ five minutes and then I sing for about two seconds and then it’s another one.’ With my own thing, I’m looking to have fun, and that’s what music’s about for me. I’m not a serious fucking singer. I’m just a frontman who’s trying to get the crowd going in front.”
That said, as Osbourne's own farewell tour continued, he reflected that he “wouldn’t change a thing” about his career. “If I changed anything, I wouldn’t be where I am now,” he said.
“I had no idea when we did our first Black Sabbath album, 50 years up the road, I’d be doing all these shows in front of 20,000 people. ... I thought, ‘This will be good for a couple of albums and I’ll get a few chicks along the way.’ I left Sabbath and I did a great thing on my own. .… My life has just been unbelievable. You couldn’t write my story; you couldn’t invent me.”
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