Last year, original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward took his exit from the band's reunion plans. Ward had cited an "unsatisfactory contract" as the reason for his departure, but in a new interview, Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne says Ward was unable to meet the physical and mental demands that come with performing a full set behind the kit.
Ozzy Osbourne has seen it all, lived it all and somehow survived it all. Osbourne's long running love affair with heavy rock music dates back to the late '60s, a period in which he first played with Geezer Butler in the short-lived Rare Breed. Butler and Osbourne would join with Tony Iommi and Bill Ward in the oddly named Polka Tulk Blues before eventually gravitating toward a harder sound and new moniker in Black Sabbath.
We all know Ozzy Osbourne as the 'Prince of Darkness,' but can it be that the Black Sabbath singer is actually be a vampire. In a recent interview, not only did Ozzy spill some interesting details about Sabbath's next album, '13,' but the singer also shared a story on how "fried" he was after spending just 20 minutes in the sun.
In October 1984, 19-year-old John McCollum committed suicide in his bedroom in Indio, Calif. While it was quickly determined that the gun shot wound was self-inflicted, the family didn't feel their son was solely at fault, as it was discovered that McCollum had been listening to the Ozzy Osbourne song 'Suicide Solution' off the 'Blizzard of Ozz' album at the time of his death.
Amidst the excitement revolving around Black Sabbath's upcoming album '13,' the personal life of Ozzy Osbourne has made its way into the headlines. In a recent Facebook statement, the Black Sabbath singer admitted a relapse into drug and alcohol abuse after reports had surfaced that Ozzy and his wife Sharon were on the verge of divorce. Having remained silent for some time, Sharon Osbourne recently addressed the two very public situations on her television program 'The Talk.'
Audiences are just getting familiar with 'God Is Dead?,' the epic track that was just released by Black Sabbath as the first single off their highly anticipated '13' album. Ozzy Osbourne took time out from Australia, where the band is preparing to tour, to call in to Zane Lowe's BBC show to speak about the group's album and he also dished about where the inspiration for the new single came from.
Black Sabbath's upcoming album, '13,' is perhaps the most anticipated metal disc since Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to Iron Maiden in 1999, entering the studio to create 'Brave New World.' Expectations for the new Sabbath release are understandably massive, and, in a new interview, singer Ozzy Osbourne calls the album "mind-blowing" and "better than my wildest dreams."