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"I agree with Ozzy that it would tarnish their legacy if they recorded a new album. It would be like when Michael Jordan returned to basketball the last time and he didn't do so well. He could have went out on top, but instead he came back and didn't play as well anymore. If Ozzy were to record a new album with Sabbath, I am willing to be that even though it would undoubtedly be good, there would be a lot of people who would talk s*** about it and most people would not like it as well as the classic albums. It's hard to match the quality of classic albums like the Ozzy years Sabbath recordings and it might change Sabbath's (with Ozzy) history from being a band known for releasing all kick ass albums to "Remember when they tried to release that new album and it was a total flop?" I'm not saying I know for sure that it would be a flop and I'm definitely not saying that it wouldn't be a good album, just that it most likely would not live up to everyone's expectations and would be a risk to their legacy. Ozzy still kicks ass today like he always has, but to expect him and the rest of the band to match their performances of over 30 years ago is not realistic. As someone else put it, we should be glad that Ozzy is still around making his own kick ass music and I don't think anyone has given as much to his fans as Ozzy has. Long live The Prince of Darkness!"

So you are saying that when people see the "hit" show The Osbournes and laugh at the way he is portrayed, incoherent and picking up dog s*** that doesn't tarnish the legacy. I'm not expecting them to match their albums from 30 years ago, and I agree it would be foolish to but listen to Fused and Ohmwork. Tony and Geezer's playing is top notch, and I''ve only hear IDWS but it's pretty damn good and I've heard from people who have heard the entire album say it is killer. And Bill is the one who says time and time again that he really would love a new studio album. Then how can Ozzy put out a solo album but not a Sabbath album. Is his olo band not as good as Sabbath or have less of a legacy? No. It is foolish to think that right after he does a great solo album that one with Sabbath wouldn't be great.

And Sabbath doesn't have the legacy of ALL kickass albums even today Technical Ecstacy and NSD are poorly reviewed. Even Ozzy's last album DTE was poorly reviewed and considered one of his weakest albums. Back in the day Sabbath got terrible reviews, it doesn't matter what the critics think, its the fans. If Sabbath were to do an album it would go platnium easily.