Ozzy Osbourne On Potential Black Sabbath Reunion Gigs: “Not For Me. It’s Done”
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, The Prince Of Darkness was asked about potential reunion gigs in the future, and he responded, “Not for me. It’s done.”
Ozzy continued that his one regret from Sabbath’s final live date was not having original drummer Bill Ward behind the kit. “I felt really bad about that,” he said. “It would have been so nice. I don’t know what the circumstances behind it were, but it would have been nice. I’ve talked to him a few times, but I don’t have any of the slightest interest in [doing another gig].”
Of course, since Sabbath’s disbanding, Ozzy has released material of his own: he unveiled this year’s excellent solo album Ordinary Man in February, and had started another new record in July according to his wife and manager, Sharon.
In early 2019, speaking to Kerrang! about Black Sabbath’s final tour and why he “didn’t really enjoy it”, Ozzy explained, “I didn’t like the fact that [original Sabbath drummer] Bill Ward wasn’t there, for a start. People put that down to me, but it wasn’t me, honestly. We [Sabbath] didn’t have the fucking time to hang around, we had to get going, but I’m sorry it didn’t work out with Bill. Tommy [Clufetos, Ozzy’s drummer, who played with Sabbath on their farewell tour] did great, but the four of us started this, and it should have been the four of us ending it. Those final gigs in Birmingham were bittersweet because you think of how far we came, and how much we did, and it would have been good to have shared that together.
He then added: “Maybe one day there’ll be one last gig, I don’t know.”
Now, however, it seems as though that probably won’t be the case…
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