Black Sabbath guitarist and the co-founder, Tony Iommi, was the latest interview guest of The Eddie Trunk Podcast and talked about many topics such as the recently re-released Sabbath classics as well as the days Ozzy Osbourne quit the band and started his solo career.

As you may remember, The Wizard Of Oz was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 due to his long-time going alcohol and drug addiction. However, Ozzy started his solo career upon leaving the band and he has released 12 different studio albums so far.

In the interview, Tony Iommi was asked about how Ozzy Osbourne has managed to surpass Black Sabbath’s success with his own career and Tony Iommi admitted that it was Ozzy’s wife Sharon Osbourne that got Ozzy rolling again.

Here is what he said:

“Well, I think it was the best thing for Oz. It was the best thing for all of us because he’d made us work again, made us all realize, ‘Blimey, we’ve got to do something here.’

And it was great because Sharon got Ozzy rolling again, I mean, Ozzy went through a real bad dip in himself, and he was managed to be pulled out of it, and got a good band behind him.

And coming out with some good songs, it was really good. He took on another career, as we did, so we took on the career with Ron, and then Ozzy took on his career as his solo thing, which was really good. People have got two bands for the price of one, really.”

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