Ozzy Osbourne spoke to host Matt Pinfield about the third track off the LP,“Goodbye To Romance”, song that is about the time Ozzy was fired from Black Sabbath.
“That was the first song we [Ozzy, guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Bob Daisley] wrote. It was a song I wrote about maybe we’ll meet in the end, which I’m glad we did at the end.
“[The Sabbath guys are] never that far away from my thoughts, whether I like them today or not. Since I’ve been laid up these last 18 months, [Sabbath guitarist] Tony Iommi has been such a support for me — so supportive.
”I’ve been closer to him in the last 18 months than I ever have been. We never got on for years. But whatever he did before and whatever I did before…
“When you’re laid up, you find out who your real friends are. And I’ll tell you what — Jonathan [Davis] from Korn, I barely knew him from the Ozzfests, he’s been so supportive.
“It’s so important that when you’re laid up, somebody cares enough to give you a thought. That’s all you need — a phone call or a text. It means the world.”