During an appearance on Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, Zakk Wylde confirmed his involvement with Ozzy Osbourne on the upcoming 2020 tour dates.
As reported, Zakk did not perform on Ozzy’s upcoming studio album “Ordinary Man,” due out in early 2020, as producer Andrew Watt took over the guitar duties.
However, Wylde has now confirmed that his position in the touring band has remained unchanged, saying when asked if he’s still “the touring guy” :
“Yeah. The plans are to go out with the boss and then if that changes, then we’ll either be out doing Zakk Sabbath or whatever, the Pride and Glory reunion or whatever. Or like you said, Black Label Lingerie for men line, we’ll be putting that out. [Laughs]”
Discussing the upcoming album, Zakk said:
“I think it came out great. I think it sounds awesome.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Wylde talked about his upcoming re-recording of Black Sabbath’s 1970 self-titled debut album.
When the interviewer asked, “Is it just sort of a hobby kind of a thing, the love of the music, or do you see yourself at some point recording some stuff and DVD-ing some stuff?”, Zakk replied:
“We’re re-recording the first Sabbath record, so we’re gonna record that record – me, Joey, and Blasko – that’s already in the works, so we’re gonna in after the tour and then, like, knock this record out.”
Will you stay true to the original recordings and just making a carbon copy or do you say, ‘Hey, no, no, we’re gonna add our little things to it.’
“Yeah, the way we do it, the whole thing is when you know, it’s gonna sound like us playing through a record. We’re gonna do it as close as we can, but obviously, I don’t think anybody’s gonna have any distinction going – you’ll listen to it and go, ‘Well, what do you think, can you tell the difference?’
“People would go, ‘Oh yeah, the Zakk Sabbath version compared to the real Black Sabbath version, what’s the big difference?’. They’ll go, ‘It’s not as good.’ So, I mean, the whole thing is people already know that going in, that’s why we’re not afraid at all going in recording this record.”