Ozzy Osbourne Talks About New LP
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He Asks The Host “But Then, Why Am I Here?”
Ozzy Osbourne sat down for an interview with Zane Lowe and he discussed his latest album “Ordinary Man” and he also talked about other rock acts who were gone too soon. The Prince of Darkness first revealed that the follow-up to 2010’s “Scream” is the first LP he’s worked on completely sober.
He said, “I thought it was the drugs and the alcohol that made it all work. But it’s not true. All I was doing for years is self-medicating ’cause I didn’t like the way I felt. But then this is the first album I’ve co-wrote and recorded fucking completely sober.”
He further admitted, “The last album, I wrote some of it stoned. I quite like being sober now. ‘Cause at least I can remember the fucking thing I did yesterday.”
He then reflected on late musicians who left a rich legacy in music, “But then, why am I here? Chris Cornell was a great, great singer. I’m not being funny and I’m not being cocky, I can remember times when I’ve fucking woke up with puke down me. I’ve fucking woke up with a bed full of blood, when I’ve fallen down and banged my head or whatever. My friend John Bonham, I used to go drinking with him. He died. Bon Scott, he died. I don’t know what to fuckin’ say.”
He continued, “People go, ‘You must have the Midas touch’ or whatever. I’m lucky. I wasn’t any better than any of them. I even fucking would go so far as to say I was worse in some cases. But it’s the luck of the draw. Seventy-one and I don’t fucking understand how I got there.”
Osbourne dropped his “Ordinary Man” album on February 21 and he has canceled the North American dates for his No More Tours 2 so he can seek further treatment for his Parkinson’s Disease.