Ozzy Osbourne talked about Black Sabbath calling it a day after wrapping up their farewell tour last year, telling The Inquirer during a recent interview:
“I didn’t have a great time. I spent nine or 10 years in Sabbath, but I’d been away from them for over 30 years.
“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?”
Ozzy also talked about fans accusing him of “selling out” with The Osbournes reality show, saying:
“I’m just a zany ham. People tell me I sold out, that it’s not heavy metal, it’s not cool. I don’t agree. It’s all entertainment. You got to be mad if you turn down that kind of dough.
“I’ve gotten older but the audience seems to have stayed the same. [Laughs] I see fathers and sons and grandsons.
“I got a thank-you card about three days ago from a 70-something-year-old woman saying, ‘You might not believe me but I love going to your concerts with my son.’ It makes you feel weird. I’ve replaced Bing Crosby and all them, I have.
“I’m having more fun now. I don’t do drugs anymore, I don’t drink alcohol, I don’t smoke dope, and I don’t smoke tobacco anymore. I’m having a blast doing it straight because I was doing it drunk for years.”