Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. recently appeared as a guest on The Metal Voice and shared his opinions on the early Ozzy Osbourne albums by revealing why Osbourne didn’t like ‘The Ultimate Sin.’
Gus G. has played with many metal bands such as Nightrage, Arch Enemy, Mystic Prophecy, and Dream Evil besides Ozzy Osbourne. He now continues his career with his internationally famous band Firewind, which started a small project at the beginning. Gus first started to work with Ozzy in 2009 in his backing band.
Later on, he was invited to perform with Osbourne a few months later. At the time, Ozzy was thinking about replacing Zakk Wylde due to his discontent with Wylde’s music. And thus, Gus G. became the lead guitarist until 2017 and extensively toured with him. Gus contributed to Osbourne’s eleventh studio album, ‘Scream,’ released in 2010.
During the conversation, Gus G. was asked to share his opinions about the first four Osbourne albums, which are ‘Blizzard of Ozz,’ ‘Diary of a Madman,’ ‘Bark at the Moon,’ and ‘The Ultimate Sin.’ After concluding his views on the first three, Gus G. stated that he really liked ‘The Ultimate Sin,’ however, he confirmed that Ozzy hated his classic album because it reminded him of the tough times he went through during the recording.
Here is how Gus G. revealed Ozzy’s thoughts on the album:
“I love the song ‘Shot in the Dark,’ and there are also a lot of hidden gems on that album too – like ‘Lightning Strikes,’ ‘Killer of Giants.’ I remember telling Ozzy how I liked the album and he told me how much he hated the album because it was a bad period in his life and he didn’t like the mix.”
You can watch the full interview below.