Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo was interviewed by MMA Junkie, and during his conversation, the musician recalled his ‘proud moment’ featuring Black Sabbath icon Ozzy Osbourne. Following that, Robert unveiled what people said to warn him about the singer’s behaviors.
Robert Trujillo was Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist before he joined Metallica as their bassist in 2003 following Jason Newsted’s departure. The bassist’s performances in Osbourne’s ‘Down to Earth,’ ‘Blizzard of Ozz (reissue),’ ‘Diary of a Madman (reissue),’ and ‘Live at Budokan’ were appreciated a lot.
Also, Trujillo went on a tour with Ozzy Osbourne and got to live the whole Osbourne experience. As you know, the frontman was known for ‘doing weird stuff,’ such as biting, pulling hair, and scratching, during his performances. Therefore, Trujillo was ready for everything, especially after being warned about them.
The bassist stated that he couldn’t forget the moment of him and Osbourne dancing and walking like a crab on the stage. As a person who has been a huge fan of the legendary musician since he was a teenager, Trujillo emphasized that it was one of his proudest moments.
In Trujillo’s words, he said:
“For instance, I can remember my proud moment with Ozzy Osbourne – because I toured and played with Ozzy for a while. I remember it was Las Vegas, we had just played an amazing show, and I remember specifically, it thinks it was ‘Sweet Leaf.’
He and I started doing this dance together what ended up becoming the ‘crab walk.’ He would do all kinds of weird stuff – he’d pull your hair, scratch you, try to bite you, something weird. I was warned about this, and he would do that.”
“So he comes over to me, and then I’m like, ‘OK…’ And I start kind of going lower and lower and lower, almost like a sumo wrestler. All of a sudden I am like a foot from the ground and guess what? He’s a foot from the ground too! He’s like, ‘I got you!’ So that was surreal for me.
Here’s a guy that I grew up listening to – obviously, with Black Sabbath, and then his solo material, and playing Ozzy’s music in backyard parties back when I was 16 years old – and now here I am, doing a crab walk with this guy, on stage, in front of 18,000 people, in a sold-out arena. It was mindblowing.“
You can check out the interview below.