always interesting when you start a post out with a cliche' insult. just thought I'd point the obvious out. give the man some dignity will you? until you hear what the results are, how do you know the new guitarist and Ozzy's new stuff will not sound good?

sounds like you're being overly cynical with judgment before there's anything to judge (like a CD). I love Zakk Wylde as much as you do, he is incredibly awesome, I love his style. but why not give a listen to something new if that is what Ozzy wants. has he not earned the rock-n-roll stripes to have freedom to express himself in any way, shape, or form he wants?

Zakk isn't Ozzy, remember that.

nor is he the only great guitarist in the Ozzy lineup. Many have been in his position, and have done just as great a job. No offense intended to Zakk cuz I love the big lunk of a Viking. but it's true.