Ozzy Osbourne On Dio’s Recordings With Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne On Dio's Recordings With Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne has shared his opinion on Ronnie James Dio’s music with his former band Black Sabbath.

Ozzy Osbourne, 74, gained international fame as a member of the heavy metal act Black Sabbath, as you know. He contributed to the band’s first eight albums until he was fired from the band in 1979, being replaced by Ronnie James Dio. After Dio joined the band, Black Sabbath added two more studio albums to its catalog, Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules.

When the 74-year-old musician parted ways with Black Sabbath during the late 1970s, he embarked on a solo career, which brought him more success. Having released five studio albums during his first ten years in his solo career, Osbourne is now more famous than in previous years, but he is still hurt whenever he thinks about his former band.

After a 20-year break, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath reunited to work together. They rocked the scene for about nine years without recording anything new but doing live tours. In the end, the band last time came together in 2011 and concluded its career with The End Tour (2016-2017).

Ozzy Osbourne always had respect for Ronnie James Dio, even though they preferred him instead of his music. During his recent expression on Ozzy Speaks on SiriusXM, he once again commented on Dio’s stuff with Black Sabbath:

“Ronnie did a good job.”

He then commented on getting fired from the band. Admitting that he was upset after they fired him, Osbourne revealed what Sabbath meant to him:

“At the time I was fucking sad because… They were the only thing that ever really happened to me.”

Elsewhere, Osbourne stated that he never listened to Ronnie’s stuff, explaining:

“It’s like my ex-wife… [When] you leave a band like that, it’s just like getting divorced. You don’t go, ‘How’s your new bloke? Is he better than me?'”

However, Ozzy Osbourne is happy to announce his most recent album, Patient Number 9. The album was released on September 9, 2022, via Epic Records. Although he is struggling with health, he aims to move his career further.

[via UCR]

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