The Sydney Morning Herald's Adam Fulton recently interviewed OZZY OSBOURNE, via telephone from Los Angeles.
The following is an excerpt:
Osbourne's 40th anniversary has brought suggestions of re-forming BLACK SABBATH's original line-up.
"You know what, if it happens, it happens, if it don't, it don't," he says wearily. "They're [saying], 'I'll be able to do it', then a week after, you get a phone call: it's off; then it's back on again - tellin' ya."
Regardless, after the band's nasty split, "I'm glad at the end of the day we all made friends again." Osbourne's fine with the group doing their own nostalgia tour recently with the singer who replaced him, RONNIE JAMES DIO. "I'm too old to f---in' have a fly up my arse any more about it. I just hope they're all having fun.
"I've been solo... like three times longer than I was together with Black Sabbath. Looking back, it seems like it was a lot longer with that band than any - 'cause everything happened so overnight for us; from album one, it just hit... I mean, with any band the best parts are the early days, when you got bugger all to lose and everything to gain."
All these years later, are his family's menagerie of pets still dumping on the floor in their new home? "Well, we got no carpet [indecipherable] yet, but we got them in their own section of the house. I can't have them all in at once; I mean, 15 f---in' dogs."
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