During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne talked about his determination to start playing live shows again, and it looks like the October show won’t be his last either.
Here’s what the singer said:
“I remember some good gigs and I’ve done my fair share of f**king bad gigs. A guitar player can change his guitar. A drummer can change the drum. If my voice goes, I’m f**ked. One time I was at a gig at Nassau Coliseum in New York.
“On the way to the gig, my voice went out. The kids were already there and I thought, ‘What the f*ck am I gonna do now?’ I went out and tried to sing and they gave me a standing ovation. The kids would rather see you being bad than go home.”
He went on:
“I mean, doing a live show is what I live for. I’ve had to cancel my  European tour but I’m determined. I’ve gotta do more gigs if I have to get someone to wheel me out there. I mean, you can’t retire from this game.
“It’s not a job, it’s a f**king passion. I don’t know how to do anything else. The thought of sitting in my house all day… I’m a road dog, you know? I’ve been doing it f**king 55 years. It’s the best thing to have ever happened to me.”