Zakk Wylde Joins Ozzy Osbourne’s Touring Band For 2022
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It’s Going To Be An Exciting Tour
Guitarist Zakk Wylde may not be part of Ozzy Osbourne’s next album, but he’s going to share the stage with the heavy metal icon as a member of his touring band for 2022. Wylde didn’t appear on Osbourne’s previous LP “Ordinary Man” either, but he clarified that he wasn’t disappointed especially since he said he doesn’t need to be involved in every project Osbourne does.
In a new interview with Classic Rock magazine, he was asked about Osbourne’s trek next year.
“Yes I will be,” Wylde confirmed. “Ozz is getting himself back healthy, and then we’ll be back out on the road.”
“Contractually, the original Black Sabbath can never tour again. So we have this long-term plan for Zakk Sabbath,” he explained. “Firstly we get Ozz involved, and call it Zakk Sabbath Featuring Ozzy. Then Geezer comes in, and it’s Zakk Sabbath Featuring Ozzy And Geezer. Thirdly we get Tony in, and have Zakk Sabbath Featuring Ozzy, Geezer And Tony Iommi.”
“Finally, Bill comes on board and you have Zakk Sabbath Featuring The Original Members Of Black Sabbath,” Wylde continued. “Nobody can claim it’s breaking any contract, because this is Zakk Sabbath not Black Sabbath. That way, if those guys run short of money, here’s a clever way they can play together again live. Genius, right?”
Osbourne’s tour kicks off on January 26 in Berlin, Germany.