Ozzy Osbourne destroyed everyone’s hopes with his recent comment. The legendary frontman said that although Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi would like to reunite the band in the future, he no longer wants to sing with the band. Osbourne spoke about the Sabbath reunion in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
The interviewer highlighted the fact that Ozzy Osbourne’s former bandmate Tony Iommi had expressed an interest in reuniting the iconic Heavy Metal band Black Sabbath. However, the prince of darkness declared that he has no interest in singing again with the band that saw him born:
“I was talking to Tony Iommi the other day, and he was saying, by the looks of it, we’re gonna be a fucking thing of the past in the respect that there’ll be no more indoor gigs,” Osbourne told Rolling Stone. Asked about Iommi’s comments on doing one more major show, he responded: “Not for me. It’s done. The only thing I do regret is not doing the last farewell show in Birmingham with Bill Ward. I felt really bad about that. It would have been so nice. I don’t know what the circumstances behind it were, but it would have been nice.” He indicated that he didn’t have “any of the slightest interest” in another appearance, suggesting: “Maybe Tony’s getting bored now.”
Reminiscing on Black Sabbath’s five-decade history, the frontman said: “I remember thinking, ‘Well, this will be all right for a few years.’ Fucking 50 years later, it’s still going. Those guys [are] my brothers, you know? They go back to my childhood. It’s more than a friendship with me and them guys; it’s a family. I don’t know any other people as long as I’ve known them.”
Osbourne stated he’d continued working to write songs for a follow-up to this year’s acclaimed solo record Ordinary Man, but the producer and co-writer Andrew Watt was still experiencing the impacts of COVID-19, which he contracted in March. “He was very sick, and he still is,” Osbourne reported. “He had a good day and a bad day, you know? It fucks your lungs up. We were supposed to be [writing], but he texted me the other day and said, ‘I have to ask for some time.’ I said, ‘Whenever you’re ready, call me.’ I have a couple ideas; not many. With Andrew, it just comes out in the moment.”
He also swore that he’d perform another concert at some period, declaring: “I’m working out every day. I’m doing the best I can… I haven’t done my last gig yet. Even if it’s just to do one gig, I will do a gig. Then I’ll feel like I finished my job.”