Ozzy was recently interviewed by Esquire in a piece by Mick Stingley. Here is an excerpt:
ESQUIRE.COM: You will go back to recording as a solo artist in the future?
OZZY: Absolutely! What I’m really happy about is, if this is Black Sabbath’s last hurrah, then we’ll have ended it on an up note rather than when I left in 1979. … I released Memoirs Of A Madman to let people out there know I’m still functioning as a solo artist.
ESQ: Has it occurred to you that you and Sharon are kind of like the Bill and Hillary Clinton of rock and roll?
OZZY: [laughs] No! We don’t. One thing I try to stay away from is talking politics. I don’t understand them. I don’t. I don’t understand how we all go nuts for a few months to get the people into office and then they never do a fuckin’ thing they said they were gonna do anyway! If there’s a job ad in the newspaper saying “Builder wanted” and you show up for the job and they say “Can you do this?” and you say “Yeah, yeah!” And they go “Start Monday” and then Monday they say “Can you do what you said?” and you say “No,” you’d be fuckin’ fired! So what’s the deal with politicians, eh? I don’t get it. They should all start to play rock and roll, I think.
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