Classic Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley reacted to Ozzy Osbourne’s claims that he wrote “Suicide Solution” about late AC/DC vocalist Bon Scott.
Chatting with The Metal Voice, Bob insisted that he was the one who wrote the lyrics, which were interestingly enough about Ozzy himself:
“He’s dreaming [that it’s about Bon Scott]. [Laughs] I knew Bon Scott. Bon Scott died after I’d written the lyrics for ‘Suicide Solution.’
“It was my title and it was about Ozzy. It was inspired by Ozzy’s drinking, because he was drinking himself into oblivion lots of days and it was affecting him. I even had a talk with him about it one day. He was getting drunk during the day.
“I said, ‘What happens if we find a drummer that we really like and we want him in the band and he thinks, ‘No, f*ck this!’?’ Ozzy’s drunk all the time. The band was unknown and has just been signed and Ozzy didn’t have the best reputation in the world after being fired from Black Sabbath of being professional or reliable.
“But ‘Suicide Solution’ – it was inspired by how Ozzy was with his drinking and that. I wrote those lyrics about his drinking, or as a warning to anybody that’s drinking themselves into an early grave. How he’s got the audacity to say that he wrote the lyrics about Bon Scott when he didn’t write any of the lyrics?!”