After saying he “didn’t have a great time” on Black Sabbath‘s final tour, Ozzy Osbourne made another not-so-positive comment about the farewell trek, telling Rolling Stone during a recent interview:
“With Sabbath, all I am is a singer with a band. This [solo career] is a different thing. I’ve got a lot of freedom and I have fun with it.
“It’s not allowed to have f*cking fun with Sabbath. It’s too serious.
“Tony [Iommi] was trying to have a go at me, saying, ‘Don’t f*cking talk over my solos.’ I go, ‘OK, are you sure? ‘Cause most of the f*cking song is solos. The intro to the song is f*ckin’ five minutes and then I sing for about two seconds and then it’s another one.’
“With my own thing, I’m looking to have fun, and that’s what music’s about for me. I’m not a serious f*cking singer. I’m just a frontman who’s trying to get the crowd going in front.”
Ozzy told The Inquirer on not having a good time in Black Sabbath.
“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 f*ck else can I be?”
Iommi’s response was:
“I saw that, but I don’t know what he meant. I had a great time on the last tour playing with the guys, and Ozzy never mentioned anything to me. He seemed to enjoy it and we had a laugh, so I don’t know. So I think possibly that quote was taken out of context.”