Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne’s former drummer Brian Tichy compared Ozzy and David Coverdale during a recent appearance on Drum For The Song.
Brian Tichy is a 53-year-old drummer who played the drums for Ozzy Osbourne on the Ozzfest 2000 Tour. Apart from that, he also played for Whitesnake between the years 2010 and 2013. However, the drummer didn’t release an album with either of these bands.
Speaking to Dane Campbell in an interview, Brian shared his experiences of playing the drums for both Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake. Following that, he also compared the way both bands’ frontmen acted throughout the tours and shows.
According to Brian, Ozzy was a cool and nice guy who would come to chat with him before and after the shows. However, the drummer said he didn’t get a chance to spend much quality time with the legendary frontman.
On the other hand, Brian mentioned that David Coverdale is a more energetic person who wants to spread his energy among the band members. The drummer also added that Coverdale wanted to make everybody feel like they are working together as a band.
In the interview, Brian Tichy commented on David Coverdale and Ozzy Osbourne as:
“They’re all interesting characters but they’re all different. With Ozzy, he was totally cool, he was coming before the show or after the show, and it was always nice. He was just a straight-up nice guy but I didn’t spend quality time with him.
Coverdale’s a little more overall approachable, he’s doing his thing on tour but he really just wants everybody to be… He’s always in a great mood, he’s always up, and he wants to feel the camaraderie of the band, backstage, and on-stage, traveling…”
“David wants to feel the energy that you’re bringing him and he’s giving you his energy, and he wants that to be a big thing on the road, ‘We’re in, working together.’
He’s always up, he’s the center of attention, he’s funny, he’s witty, he’s quick, he’s great, he’s totally cool. And he lets you what he thinks.
Getting in a band like Whitesnake, he wants to tell the world, ‘Hey, this guy’s a great drummer and that’s why he’s in my band!’ So it’s good for you and he’s proud of you. That kind of vibe’s always there.”
You can check out the full interview below.