The long wait for the new Black Sabbath disc ‘13’ is almost over, with the release date just a few days away on June 11. There is a prevailing notion that this will mark the last time Black Sabbath release a new album, but according to a new interview with Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler, another Black Sabbath disc is not entirely out of the realm of possibility.
Earlier this year Ozzy Osbourne made the revelation that he had relapsed with drugs and alcohol and offered an apology to his family, friends and the fans for his actions. His wife Sharon Osbourne later revealed that she was "devastated" by Osbourne's actions and that she intended to support Osbourne despite her unhappiness about the situation. In the period since the revelation, the singer has been doing his best to make amends and has maintained his sobriety.
Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne dropped by the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 'An Evening with Women' cancer fundraiser on May 18. Hosted by comedienne Kathy Griffin, musicians Natasha Bedingfield and Sia performed at the function, but the highlight of the night was Ozzy himself, who performed a short set consisting of both Black Sabbath and solo hits.
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.