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Ozzy Osbourne Dishes the Dirt on Tony Iommi


So, maybe Black Sabbath’s final tour really was the end of the road for the Birmingham rockers. Singer Ozzy Osbourne has once again reiterated just how difficult it was during the bands last tour.

Comparing the the tour to ‘attempting to reunite with an ex-girlfriend,’ Ozzy explained that he and founder member and guitarist Tony Iommi , clashed on more than one occasion.

Speaking to the Times newspaper Osbourne explained: “Do I like working with him? Not really. Do I like him as a person? Yeah, I love him as a person. But if people was to say to me, ‘Was there a leader of Black Sabbath?’ I’d have to say it was Tony Iommi because without his guitar riffs we’d be still sitting in fucking rehearsal with our thumbs up our arses going, ‘What do we do now?’”

Ozzy now says that he has “moved on” from the band, and added: “I’ll tell you what it was like. It’s like when you’re younger and you met a girl, Susie, and you break up and you don’t see her for 30 years. Then she’s in town and you go, ‘Oh, I’ll give Susie a call,’ because your memory only remembers the good parts and you can narrow it then to a week and you go, ‘I remember that week and it was lovely. “But then you go back and you go, ‘I forgot the fucking four and three-quarter years I was fucking miserable.’”

It was back in September this year that Osbourne admitted that he: “didn’t have a great time” on the reunion, which included an album, 2013’s 13 and a huge tour that ended with the band saying goodbye with a farewell concert in their hometown of Birmingham, England in February 2017.

Ozzy explained: “I spent nine or 10 years in Sabbath, but I’d been away from them for over 30 years,” adding: “With them, I’m just a singer. With me, I get to do what I want to do. I was getting bad vibes from them for being Ozzy. I don’t know, what the fuck else can I be?”


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