Former Black Sabbath member and ‘The Dead Daisies’ drummer, Tommy Clufetos, was recently interviewed by ‘Rocking With Jam Man’ and answered highly-wondered questions like why he decided to leave Rob Zombie in 2020 to his real thoughts on Rob.
As you might already follow Tommy, he’s considered as one of the most talented touring drummers of the rock and heavy metal music scene. Back in 2010, he left his long-time buddy and bandmate Rob Zombie to work with Ozzy Osbourne. Right after that, Rob claimed that Tommy never said that he will leave the band and left them all of a sudden.
In his latest ever interview with Rocking With Jam Man, Tommy admitted that it was not an easy decision to leave Rob to join Ozzy. He also stated that he still has great feelings about Rob and whenever he sees him, everything is totally fine.
Here is what he said:
“In life, you get certain opportunities and you have to make a choice: am I gonna go with this opportunity or am I gonna stay in the situation that I’m in? So when Ozzy called, I had to go in that opportunity. Sometimes people may get hurt and feelings may get hurt, especially in music, ’cause we’re all emotional people and we love what we do, and it’s not just a business to us — it’s an emotional thing.
Rob was great to me. And was it easy to leave him because I respect him? It wasn’t easy, but it was just something that I had to do for myself. And I’m sure time has passed on with both of us. I’ve spoken to Rob — we actually did one of the last Ozzy gigs on a New Year’s Eve here [in Los Angeles] at the Forum [with Rob Zombie also on the bill] — and I saw Rob, and everything’s totally fine. So there’s no hard feelings on either side.
It’s just that we love what we do and we’re emotional about our craft. And sometimes feelings come into play and people react. But me and Rob are totally cool, and Ozzy’s totally cool, and it’s all good.”
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