Zakk Wylde: “If Ozzy Osbourne wasn’t a rockstar, he’d be a stand-up comedian”

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Black Label Society frontman talks about his relationship with the legendary singer

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Zakk Wylde has opened up about his friendship and working relationship with Ozzy Osbourne.

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Was making an appearance on Black Label Society frontman AXS TV‘At Home and Social With…’, where he was interviewed about his band’s new album Doom Crew Inc. And his history with Osbourne.

Speaking of the recordings of 1988’s ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ and 1991’s ‘No More Tears’, Wylde said: “With Oz, it’s a miracle that any work is ever done just because We’re constantly… all you have to do is hang around with him. Like, for five minutes, you’ll be on the floor crying. ‘Cause he’s always pissing himself off or whatever else is going on in the world. He’s the best. If he wasn’t this great frontman and singer and everything like that, he’d have to do stand-up [comedy], He’s the best. that’s hilarious. ,


Asked if Osbourne had listened to Doom Crew Inc. Still, Wylde said: “He tried. He goes, ‘Zakk, I really enjoy the new album.’ I was like, ‘Ozz, what song do you like best?’ He goes, ‘I love the part before you wear off and when it ends, and I also love the parts between songs when it’s just silence.’ I go, ‘Thanks, Ozz.’ And he goes, ‘Continue. Good luck with the record.’ I didn’t expect anything less.”

Wylde was part of Osbourne’s band from 1987 to 1995, then from 2001 to 2004 in 1998 and from 2006 to 2009. ‘No More Tours 2’ tour.

The Black Sabbath frontman announced the details of his “last ever” tour in September 2018, which was scheduled to take place in 2019. However, after February they were forced to postpone dates in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. He later postponed all shows due to the fall.

Last month, the show ‘No More Tours 2’ was once again rescheduled due to the COVID restrictions. Osbourne was due to start the tour in January 2022, with Judas Priest providing support, but ongoing COVID restrictions in Europe have now pushed the dates back again.


Shows will begin in Helsinki on 3 May 2023, with European dates running throughout the month. The UK leg will begin in Nottingham on 31 May, before ending the tour with a hometown show in Birmingham on 14 June.

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