Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne has shared his thoughts about his upcoming Ozzfest New Year’s Eve celebration. He talked about the lineup and said:
“It’s kind of like the all-stars of Ozzfest. That’s one thing I’m really proud of, because of how this all started.
Many years ago, when we tried to go on Lollapalooza and they said we don’t have enough space for Ozzy and this kind of music. So we took a chance and did it all our own and it took off. And here we are, 21 years later. My God.”
On what people thinks about metal guys, he said:
“You know, people look at heavy metal guys and they think, ‘Oh, they’re bad people.’ But we’re really not. I mean, if something bad happens, I’ll get phone calls, ‘Are you okay? Do you need any help?’
This goes back years to even when Randy [Rhoads] got killed. I recently contacted Jonathan [Davis of KORN] after his wife passed away. It means a lot to support each other.”
On working with Zakk Wylde again, he said:
“It’s good to have him back. Zakk’s like a member of my family and it’s a joy to work with him now that we’re both sober. You know, he’s the longest player — guitar player — I’ve ever had both with Black Sabbath and my solo gig.'”
Click here to entire interview via Blabbermouth. Watch it below.