ozzy's speaks of his voice in interview...
Ozzy: I get a lot of voice problems. … You have to do a lot of shouting, you know. That's why I think we're booked on the early part of this tour. … I've just done the biggest European tour I've ever done. And I had a little bit of voice trouble. But it seems to be getting better now, you know.
Given that in recent years you've had vocal problems, and the first two songs on the new album are called "Not Going Away" and "I Don't Wanna Stop", have you considered retirement?
Every year I do. … I was listening to the demo tapes of "No More Tears" today, which was recorded, like, 15 years ago. And I would go, "@#$%@% hell." My voice has a lot higher range, you know. And I was talking to Bob Seger a couple of years ago when I was out with him, and I asked him, "Can you still get up there? Like when you sing ('Old Time Rock & Roll'.)" He said, "I have problems." We all have problems. When it's going great, I love it. When it's going bad, I hate it. … There's a lot of people doing a lot of trickery, with @#%@%@ machines and everything. Like a friend of mine went to see Madonna, and apparently she does the whole @#$@%@ thing lip-sync.
ozzy, if you're reading this, i just want you to know that the Black Rain album is just totally friggin awesome and stands up there with everything you ever made from Black Sabbath on up...i am forty and have voice problems. i guess it comes to all in time, whether you sing or not. but i could not tell it in your album. and it is more than your voice, it is what you stand for!!! Black Rain...our boys are in the desert dying everyday over it...it's BS! "Politicians hide themselves away.They only started the war.Why should they go out to fight?They leave that role to the poor, yeah.
Time will tell on their power minds,making war just for fun.Treating people just like pawns in chess,
wait till their judgement day comes, yeah."....so Ozzy, if your voice happens to get rough when my thirteen year old son and I drive up from louisiana to see you in Wichita on Dec.8,,it's o.k. We love you man!!!all my life I grew up on your words........TROY E.