Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Another Sunday: Ozzy open to more Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne, the man from the margarine adverts, is apparently open to the idea of spreading a new Black Sabbath album across the world. Providing it's worth doing, of course:

"I'm still on for an album and a tour with them, but we have no [new material written]," he said. "It would be so easy for us to get in and out of a studio and make an album. But if it's not up to the par of when I left, why do it? It will destroy the fucking legacy of Black Sabbath, and the legend of Black Sabbath. I haven't dropped the idea, because Tony and I are talking alright about it. I haven't abandoned the idea — like, 'If my album does well, fuck Black Sabbath.' It's what I want to do. We have repaired some of the damage between each other, and now, I'd like to do a really good fucking Black Sabbath album."

You have to wonder if he applied the same rules to the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter commercials - "I'm not doing the one about baked potatoes unless it's up to the standards of the fucking toast one, man."

Meanwhile, Osbourne worries about the young people and the state of music today. And old bands trying to sell young:
"The bottom line is, these younger bands, there's no structure to the songs," Ozzy said. "They just play angry, which is fine. But there are so many people who come from my era, who try to sound like one of these young bands, and the press just tears 'em a new butt."

Well, what are you without standards, eh? It's like having the bravery to walk away from the idea of a fifth pointless series of The Osbournes, isn't it?