Recently, Legends at Ultimate Guitar interviewed Gus G. Here are the excerpts from the interview: You can check the chat out below.
You obviously know Zakk is back with Ozzy. Any thoughts about that?
Given the fact that Ozzy is doing this farewell tour or however they’re selling it, it’s a good thing he brought back his most iconic guitar player obviously after Randy Rhoads. I think it’s a good thing they’re back together. I mean, it gives me an opportunity to go back and focus on my own thing because to be honest, the last few years I was just sitting on my ass waiting around to find out what’s gonna happen with the Sabbath reunion and stuff. So there wasn’t a lot of gigs happening the last few years.
You were waiting around because you thought Ozzy was going to call you back?
Yeah, I was waiting around to see if there was gonna be any gigs because Ozzy was gigging with Sabbath for three or four years. He did maybe one show in 2014 and five shows the next year so there wasn’t a whole lot happening but still I was kinda like on standby. I felt I had to be on standby obviously for him and at the same time I was doing my own band. It was kinda hard for me to make a longer term plan for my career by not knowing what’s gonna happen.
There must have been a part of you that wishes Ozzy had given you the call?
I think it’s a wonderful thing that Ozzy and Zakk are back together. There’s a lot of history there between them two and I think a lot of the fans would have wanted that. Umm, like I said, it’s a little bit of a relief for me to finally break free from all that if you like and be able to do my own thing.
It still sounds like you wanted to play with Ozzy again.
I mean that with the best intentions. Not like I didn’t have a wonderful time in Ozzy’s band. I’m just saying the last few years was a lot of waiting around to see what’s gonna happen and that’s what I’m saying.
Were you disappointed that Ozzy didn’t call you to do more gigs?
Well honestly, I sort of expected something would happen at some point. I sort of expected it. I wasn’t so disappointed, to be honest. I think some fans were maybe more disappointed than I was. I think other people were more disappointed for me than I was for me. I think I really got the most I could out of that band doing that gig. I don’t think I could have gone any further with it.