Ozzy Osbourne couldn’t bear the thought of recording an album with his former Black Sabbath bandmate, Tony Iommi.
When Osbourne and Iommi returned to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, last month, they ended their fans’ wait. The public’s wish to see them in one stage again was granted, though Geezer Butler missed it.
They also collaborated on Osbourne’s upcoming “Patient Number 9” album as Iommi recorded guitar parts for two of the album’s songs.
The reunion and collaboration sparked another potential collaboration between the two Black Sabbath members, which Sharon Osbourne’s husband does not approve of.
In a new interview with Kerrang!, Osbourne expressed doubts about recording an album with Iommi.
He said, as per Ultimate Classic Rock:
“If Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi do an album together, it’s going to sound like a Sabbath album. Tony was the sound of the Sabbath. There’s no getting away from the fact that, when he plays with me, it’ll be some kind of a reflection of that. Maybe the tracks he did on my album was like what Sabbath should have been had we stayed together.”
Osbourne is still open to making an album, but they must meet his requirements, which include not turning it into another Black Sabbath album.
He also stated that despite singing on his 2002 album, he never considered having Iommi as part of his records.
It was revealed that producer Andrew Watt suggested it, but Osbourne simply does not like the idea.
Aside from his recent music appearances, Osbourne recently discussed his health.
On Wednesday, he and his wife, Sharon, appeared on “Good Morning America” and discussed his recovery from major surgery.
Sharon claims her husband was in “agonizing pain” before the surgery. She remembered him crying for days as the debris rubbed against his spinal cord. The rocker assured everyone that he had recovered significantly but still had mobility issues.
Osbourne needs to improve even more before his first performance in the United States in two years. He is scheduled to perform on Thursday, the first day of the NFL. It will be his first performance since the American Music Awards in 2019.