Black Label Society founder and former Black Sabbath cover band named Zakk Sabbath member, Zakk Wylde, was the latest interview guest of ‘The Eddie Trunk Podcast’ this week and talked about the iconic Black Sabbath album ‘Born Again.’
As you may already know, ‘Born Again’ is the eleventh studio album of legendary Black Sabbath and it’s the first and only album that was recorded with Ian Gillan. Right after releasing the album, the recording got very negative reviews from the professional authorities and at the end of the day, Ian Gillan and Bill Ward parted ways with the band.
In his latest interview with The Eddie Trunk Podcast, Eddie reminded Zakk that he had yet another interview with Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi and Tony admitted that he would love to remix the record but he can not find the master tapes of the album. Zakk could not believe how they lost the mastering CDs.
Here is what Zakk told about the album:
“They say they can’t find the master tapes? That’s insane. How do they get lost? I mean, actually, I love that record, it’s one of the darker albums, but I think it’s great, as a music fan, as a Sabbath fan. People are just like, ‘Oh, what’s this Zakk Sabbath thing [Zakk’s Black Sabbath cover band launched in 2014]?‘ And I just go, ‘Well, there’s a plan behind the whole thing…’
“The thing is this – Sabbath, they did the farewell tour, and it was billed as The End, so the promoters brought the tour, going, ‘Well, this is going to be the final time, so I have to get this tour.‘ And they got to sign the contract that they will never tour again, so what we did this is – we put this Zakk Sabbath thing, so now it’s going to be Zakk Sabbath, and eventually, we’ll get Oz to sing, so it will be Zakk Sabbath featuring Ozzy Osbourne…
Then, we get Geezer [Butler, bass] in the band, so it’s Zakk Sabbath featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Buttler… Then, we get Tony [Iommi] in the band, and it’s Zakk Sabbath featuring Ozzy, Tony, and Geezer. Then we pull Bill [Ward] into the mix, and then it’s Zakk Sabbath featuring the original Black Sabbath…”
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