Time is the best facilitator and can help you work a relationship with anyone. The same stands true for Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi, who have had better days after 2011. The Prince of Darkness and The Riff Lord are the founding fathers of heavy metal.
They didn’t share a possible good bond before 2011, but Ozzy’s health scare has changed things for the two performers, who now share a considerable bond beyond boundaries. Speaking about this situation, Ozzy said that he cares for his friend’s health too, and always hopes that he feels better.
Black Sabbath’s 2011 reunion didn’t go as planned, so the two had different ways. The two have known each other for over 50 years. They have had their share of ups and downs, which didn’t become better due to some unforeseen circumstances. With the dust behind them and the water under the bridge, things changed, and they try to help each other.
They did perform at this year’s Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in Birmingham. The fans could feel the electricity in the air, and it’s enough to tell you why these two together are a team like no other. The recent surgery of Ozzy brought them together, and they are better friends than ever.
When asked about why the first Sabbath run wasn’t as glorious as possible, Ozzy said that he was a vocalist and the others were musicians, so things changed over time. Ozzy thinks that the reason why the group dissolved was that the management ripped them off, and then things ensued where they couldn’t keep the group together, so it ended abruptly.
“Well, there was a period of time where we were arch-enemies. But then, since I’ve been laid up with this surgery I’ve had, he’s been so supportive to me; he texts me all the time, we text each other. And we just ended the Commonwealth Games together. It’s really nice to be friendly with someone – he used to intimidate the shit out of me.”
“I just felt like they were the musicians, and I was the singer, and I didn’t have that much to say what went down, you know? The only thing I did was try to put a melody on there. I couldn’t do it, because it was just too out of my range, you know?”
“The tours were like stepping back for me. It was the same old thing… Tony would say, ‘It’s not an Ozzy show, it’s not your band.’ And [there was] a lot of unsettlement. I didn’t enjoy [it], you know.”
Ozzy thinks that this coming together is like working in a relationship where you try to mend fences and fix things to start over again. It’s a reason why they performed together at the Commonwealth Games, and Tony Iommi contributed to Ozzy’s latest album “Patient Number 9.” You can watch the interview here:
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