Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ozzy Osbourne: "This is definitely the end for Black Sabbath"

Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne was recently interviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald, you can read some excerpts below.

About the band's decision to call it quits after the conclusion of their "The End" world tour, he said: "We're all in our late 60s! I'm 68! The way things are going, people are dying left, right and centre this year, you know what I mean? So many of our colleagues have died. Lemmy's died, David Bowie's died. Jimmy Bain from Ronnie James Dio died, Natalie Cole died, the singer from the Stone Temple Pilots died, the guy from The Eagles died. It's like, every day somebody else dies and I'm thinking, fucking hell, I hope I'm not… I'm not liking this."

About the loss of his close friend Lemmy: "I spoke to him two days before he died, or tried to. I couldn't make head nor tail what the fuck he was talking about, he was so ill. And two days before I spoke to him he just had a birthday, his 70th … I mean, there's nothing fucking good about fucking dying at any age, you know? But as he said to me, in one of the last conversations I had with him, he says, 'Well, I lived my life the way I wanted to live it. Who wants to live to 85? You're gonna be bored shitless.'"

Ozzy said that Black Sabbath will not come back and do any more touring after the completion of the current trek, which is scheduled to hit Australia in April. "It's definitely our farewell tour. If somebody thinks that a couple of years up the road we'll have problems with our memory and do another 90 shows… This is definitely the end for Black Sabbath."

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