Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G: "There's no money in the music industry anymore"

Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Gus G was recently interviewed by, you can read some excerpts below.

About his decision to have more control of his releases by making them available through his own record label imprint: "Well, the thing is, it comes down to, nobody's gonna do it better than you; I believe in that. Especially people in record labels these days… There's no money in the industry anymore. So you go to these record labels and they have all these people that are underpaid, or there's some young kids that, they don't know what the fuck they're doing. And I can't have that. I'm not twenty years old anymore. I'm very serious when it comes to how you're gonna release, how you're gonna promote and brand an album. This is my career we're talking about. So I am having some issues with… And I mean, I've been with Century Media and a lot of labels for many, many years, so I don't tolerate stupidity as much as I used to when I was younger."

About how Firewind has been affected by his decision to launch a solo career: "The thing is, my name always helped Firewind, because I always had a name in the scene from other bands as well, so it did help build up Firewind. I think for a lot of fans, probably, it makes sense, it doesn't surprise them. Maybe some people even expected that I would do that at some point. So, you know, it's good that I'm doing this now. It's something different from what I do with Firewind. And, of course, Ozzy is another platform; it's another level of exposure. So that's the kind of thing where it gives you that platform to be able to do a solo record and do all these things, you know."

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