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A quick word with Ozzy Osbourne.

Hey guys I found this interesting, feel free of course to make any comments on it, I figure it may be a source to give us some things to chat about.

<cite>5:00AM Thursday March 06, 2008
By Scott Kara</cite>

<strong>Ozzy.How are you?</strong>

<cite>I'm alright. Bit tired, I just got back from England.</cite>

<strong>That's right, you hosted the Brit' Awards.</strong>

<cite>It was good, but I mean I'm not really into this TV stuff like my wife and my daughter but Paul McCartney was there and I'm a really big fan of the Beatles and him doing his own thing. He's a really, really nice guy, and I've met him a few times, but I'd heard all these rumors about him and you kinda tend to buy into them. But, you know, he's going through this really rough patch right now. But he kind of reinforces the fact that when all is said and done, no matter what the world is throwing at you, when you've got your music you've got everything.</cite>

<strong>You were saying you're not as into the TV side of your life as Sharon is. Do you have any regrets about letting the TV cameras into your home?</strong>

<cite>We had no idea what it was going to turn into. But my first love is rock'n'roll you know. Television is ... well, I'm somewhat camera-shy believe it or not.</cite>

<strong>So after the show got big how did you see your public image change?</strong>

<cite>After doing Ozzfest, being wanted by the police, and doing some crazy, crazy s*** in my career, there is one incident that will forever stay in my mind. Just as (The Osbournes) was getting really big, and I don't know what TV ratings mean, 10.7 is a f****** earthquake reading to me, you know, but I was in Boston, coming out of the hotel and this very conservative middle aged woman, very attractive, stops me and goes, "You're Ozzy Osbourne. What are you doing in Boston?" I said I was doing a show. She said, "What kind of a show?" I'm thinking this woman has left her brain in the f****** car. "A rock'n'roll show," I say. And she says, "You do that too?". I'm thinking, "Where the f*** have you been?"</cite>

<strong>You're on your way to New Zealand so what do you think of the Rock2Wgtn line up?</strong>

<cite>Alice Cooper and myself, and who else is there?</cite>

<strong>KISS are playing.</strong>

<cite>Who?</cite>

<strong>KISS.</strong>

<cite>What? I can't ...</cite>

<strong>KISS. You know, Gene Simmons.</strong>

<cite>Oh, KISS. Are they going to be there? I guess they'll be headlining one of the days.</cite>

<strong>And what songs do you play as part of your sets nowadays? I know you always play Paranoid (by Black Sabbath).</strong>

<cite>You'll have to wait and see because if I tell ya and we don't play it you'll be pissed off. I always do Paranoid, but I'm not going to tell you any more.</cite>

<strong>Why is Paranoid always a constant in your set?</strong>

<cite>It's a fun song, everyone knows Paranoid, it's good to play live on stage and the crowd love it. It's just one of them songs and when I first departed from Sabbath I said, "That's it I'm not doing any Black Sabbath." But then you go round these concerts and things and people go, "What about Paranoid? What about War Pigs?" So it got to the point where I thought, "They played them and I sang them so why not?"</cite>

<strong>What influence do you think the classic Sabbath albums and Ozzy albums like Diary Of A Madman have had on today's music?</strong>

<cite>You know, we had success from the word go. We never had to wait. You know, we formed in '68, then had a bit of a booze up touring thing in '69, recorded the first Sabbath album in 1970 in 12 hours or something and it just took off and it's never stopped for me. So when you're immersed in something it's hard to say. Plus, I hate that f****** phrase heavy metal. It's got no musical connotation what so ever.</cite>

<strong>How do you want to be remembered?</strong>

<cite>That I've made people have fun in their lives.</cite>

<strong>O</strong>zzy <strong>O</strong>sbourne headlines the two day Rock2Wgtn concert on March 22 and 23. KISS, Alice Cooper and Lordi play day one and Ozzy plays last on day two with support from Poison and Whitesnake.

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Aww, Ozzy is such an awesome person. Whatever he says makes sense to me -nods-
I also love these kind of interviews =D I can't believe Ozzy is still able to go on tours and everything. Quite surprising too. I loved the part where he met a random middle aged woman and the KISS part LMAO funny stuff =P
Thanks for posting the interview n__n

GREAT interview!
... and yes OZZY has definitely made me have fun!
ROCK'N ROLL!!!

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I agree with you all!

OZZY FOREVER RULES!

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Peace

Scape

<strong>Ozzy:</strong><cite>"I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane." (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000)
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Thankz Scape i love it when interviewz are posted,it givez us a closer look into the myth that we all know him to be, OZZY. I cant say thiz enough he iz the true champion for thoze of us who love the lost an forgotten an doesnt care from wat walk of life we come ,he iz humility at itz purest. He waz the poor who became richer then are DREAMZ!!!

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OZLAN

Thanks for posting man!

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Stay High

Not a problem my fellow metal heads!

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Peace

Scape

<strong>Ozzy:</strong><cite>"I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane." (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000)
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OZZY iz that special Rocker that iz synonomus with rock FOREVER. I say rock u say OZZY OZZY. i just love him. Sorry if my spelling suckz but u know how it iz.
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OZLAN

i love the paranoid part, as you all know my fav song all time! it s the s***. and OZZY- you will have no problem w/ being remembered for that. always a great time at one of your shows for us and YOU!

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I love Ozzy!! and i love reading interviews like that! thanks goat! ;)

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im running fast but getting nowhere.
i see the light but i never get there.
~nightmare~

rock on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loved the whole <cite>"I hate that f****** phrase heavy metal. It's got no musical connotation what so ever." </cite>

This is why the man is still my hero after all these f***in years, he tells it like it is!

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Peace

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<strong>Ozzy:</strong><cite>"I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane." (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000)
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Thx Goat. Really Great interwiev... :) Really liked that part " my first love is rock'n'roll you know. Television is ... well, I'm somewhat camera-shy believe it or not." But All The Interwiev Is Great! :)
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In one of His concerts Ozzy said:
If you listen To Ozzy Osbourne YOU WILL ALL GO TO HELL!!!!
And then i thought, if ozzy will be there to, IT'S GREAT! ;DDD
love u Ozz

Nice one bud, Thoroughly enjoyed that!
Rock on
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Old rockers come and go, but not Oldman Double O

Cool interview...Ozzy bein' real as usual!

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Rocking Out...
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