During a recent interview with Music Mania host Clint Switzer, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson talked about current health status of Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne.

Here’s the statement:

“We’re looking forward to the tour, but more than that, I mean, let’s all pray and root and pull for Ozzy. He’s a hero of ours. He’s changed all of our lives. Those first couple of albums in particular, and even ‘Speak Of The Devil’ for me, those three albums were game-changers for me as a teenager growing up. Look, whether he can tour or not, let’s pull for his health and everything that he is.

He’s Ozzy, man. If he can’t tour, hey, he gave us a lot. But, with that said, yeah, let’s hope it happens. We can’t wait to get out and celebrate the tunes. Megadeth, Ozzy, we’ve done tours with him before. We’ve toured South America with him before. We did Ozzfest ’98. Again, more than anything, let’s just hope and pray for Ozzy’s full recovery.”

David also talked about latest Megadeth album ‘Dystopia’ and their upcoming album. He said:

‘Dystopia’ was really correcting and redirecting the course of the mighty Megadeth. Career bands like us, and I look at Judas Priest who put out a similar record, ‘Firepower’, one of the best records they’ve put out in a long time, and that’s just me as a fan speaking about that. When bands — we always call it a ‘return to form,’ and I don’t know if that’s what it is.

You’ll never go back. We’ll never make another ‘Peace Sells… [But Who’s Buying?]’ or another ‘Rust In Peace’. You can’t go back in time. We were a certain age. There were certain events in the world we were writing about. There were certain events internally we were writing about.

You always move forward and you try to when you’re moving forward, really try to capture not only the authenticity of what you’re writing about, but then when you put the album together, you want it to be something you can stand back and go, ‘We feel good about this. This is something our fans are going to be excited about.’ I’ve always used the benchmark of when we like it, the fans usually like it because we ourselves are fans.”

Watch the entire interview below. Click here for the source. (Blabbermouth)