Ozzy Osbourne Says the Pressure of a Black Sabbath Reunion Would Be ‘Intense’
“I haven't got a clue. If they want to call me, they can call me. I never say never. If it works, fine. If it don't, I'll move on. It ain't the end of the world. I ain't gonna get a box of Kleenex and cry my eyes out for the rest of my life.”
He admitted it’s hard for Sabbath members to always get along.
“… Why should I go back to that and be unhappy when I'm happy right now? I mean, I would love to do a great album with Black Sabbath. I would love to get the credit we so roundly deserve. At the same time, the pressure would be really intense. I could go tomorrow and make an album with them, but it wouldn't necessarily be something I would be proud of.”
Ozzy also hypothesized on how great it would be if the late Randy Rhoads was still alive.
“…He wasn't a guy who wanted to play rock 'n' roll only,” Ozzy said. “On that last bus trip, just before he died, he sat up with me and told me wanted to go to university in California and get a degree in classical guitar. I said, 'Are you serious? Stick around. You can go to university later.' And then he died. But he was a true musician. He was writing classical pieces. He was into the art of music, not just the rock 'n' roll. He was a brilliant player. I don't know what he'd be doing now. But I still wish he was here.”
Ozzy Osbourne fans lack for little when it comes to Ozzy goodies in 2011. Ozzy recently released 30th anniversary editions of 1980's 'Blizzard of Ozz' and 1981's 'Diary of a Madman' album, which were his first albums after parting ways with Black Sabbath in 1979. The two albums – which pack bonus studio cuts, live recordings, vintage video footage and other treats – launched Ozzy as the solo metal mastermind he is today and feature the never-replaced guitar shredding of Rhoads.
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