Everyone loves a good Ozzy Osbourne story and the beautiful thing is every metal musician seems to have one. During Sevendust’s recent visit to our studio, vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and guitarist Clint Lowery told us some Ozzy stories you’ve probably never heard before.

Let’s set the stage for Sevendust’s first story. It’s 1998 and Sevendust is still riding high off the band’s debut album. Ozzfest is still young, but its quickly becoming the biggest metal fest on the planet. Sevendust played the main stage alongside Ozzy Osbourne, Tool, Megadeth, Pantera and many others, but one of the most memorable moments took place on Sevendust’s tour bus.

As Clint Lowery recalls, Ozzy was continuing to battle a drinking problem and would hide out in various spots to imbibe. After one of Ozzy’s handlers came to Sevendust’s bus looking for Ozzy, both the band and Ozzy’s rep found a big surprise neither of them were expecting.

Lajon also tells a personal Ozzy story featuring the Prince of Darkness and one of his bouncers. Ozzy didn’t recognize Lajon though the two had toured together various times, but thankfully that didn’t last long.

Check out our exclusive video of Sevendust’s Clint Lowery and Lajon Witherspoon reminiscing about their favorite Ozzy Osbourne stories!

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