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A guy from Greece

I just felt like I wanted a change, y’know? ... “I’ve got a guy from Greece coming in – not the musical, the country of Greece – but I’m not going to say too much about it, cos I don’t know myself at this point." [Ozzy Osbourne, to Classic Rock published 10-Jul-09 at http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/exclusive-ozzy-talks-zakk-dio-macca-jacko.../ ]

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Wonder who it could be? Here's some pretty cool greek guitarists, prolly none of these, but ...

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Bob Katsionis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2igZ39A8Rs

Theodore Ziras: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVRDnufSv4I or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS4F3JZaIe4

John B. (Wolfcry): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPqMAB2JTYM

Dimitris Pantazis: http://www.guitar9.com/audio/cygnusx15.mp3

Gus G: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s6ANWzyoO0

<<< not the musical, bwaaaaaaaaa hahahahah!!!!! a very funny thing to say! >>>

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C'mon Andy & Gimp, what'cha think of Ziras?
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anyone got an opinion out there? you know what they say, opinions are like @ssholes, we all have them, and sometimes they stink.

Like i am soooo disappointed it's not Ziras. He's pretty amazing. But, let's see what Gus can do.
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I can't seem to see you baby ... although my eyes are open wide ... but I know I'll see you once more ... when I see you, I'll see you on the other side

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so it is...drumroll - please... Gus G. guess we'll hear and see the rapport at Blizzcon. on pay per view of course. being only the diehard, wealthy, and unemployed had a shot at tickets to the actual event dammit.

maybe. who knows. i guess we all will come whenever-the-heck the new stuff gets released. sure wish there was a way fans could get a peek into the studio with Ozzy. Alice in Chains did that in their site and it was pretty cool.

im ok with your idea too,,but a newbie would have something to prove,,a newbie with classical training,,it is possible there would be someone out there

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gimpnoid
http://www.metalofoz.com/

maybe not that far down,,maybe the early ozzy stuff,,,anyway wich ever road ozzy takes ,i know it will be the best road for us and him,,i cant wait for the new stuff,,IM HANGIN

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gimpnoid
http://www.metalofoz.com/

perhaps, but a very skilled classical guitarist edged with metal like RR would be awesome. Ozzy said he wanted to slow things down but Zakk said "full speed ahead," maybe this person is where Ozzy will honor that want that he has. Ozzy also said he was "returning to his roots" which I assume to mean blues.

i'd prefer a newbie guitarist that no one has ever heard ,so he has more to prove,,,and is more keen to rip it up

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gimpnoid
http://www.metalofoz.com/

...yea

I'm excited. I am so happy that Ozzy is into being creative. And wants to do new stuff. Every Ozzy CD seems that way to me. so long as he's doing what he loves. what he is passionate about. i will be happy to experience his new take on WHATEVER he chooses to grace my ears with when it arrives.

i do like the producer he's working with, Black Rain was a very well made album, in the layers of sound and overall quality of the end product.

besides, it's a bit much. the media (and some people) are so hostile to him whispering "oh, without this he was nothing (Sabbaths' other musicians)...without that he is nothing (Zakk)...give me a frigging break. God i wish i could give one big b**** slap out to the larger public sometimes. what freaking cynical and fickle people there are sometimes.

while Zakk has been an amazing part of the Ozzy experience for a long time, adding some new layers of sound, a new approach is Ozzy's perogative. Trust the man! Ozzy can and will and has always produced INCREDIBLE music - and the only constant through it all has been Ozzy! His music rocks, because he is a master!

and pssst, i don't give a cr@p if this is speculation, it's kind of fun to do it. and, aren't there some bad@ss guitarists from greece?

yes im lost for words on the whole zakk thing,, i will post when a new sound hits my ears ,,,maybe when the new ozzy album arrives here,well when its done

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gimpnoid
http://www.metalofoz.com/

Interesting interview. I think its combined with the other topic. Zakks out of the band. So I did post there.
I have no opinions yet about a new guitarist in gerneral cause I dont know on what they should be based on. We'll see what comes along.
I think its interesting what he says about the firemen album. I would love to see him do a project like that. Although I'm not a huge McCartney fan I love that album to death. Very various and refreshing.

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whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. no opinions on this????????????????????