Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne: “I Would Like To Do Another Record. But It’s Wasting Money. Nobody’s Buying.”


The future looks a little bleak when it comes to the prospect of another album from Ozzy Osbourne. The man himself recently sat down with for a lengthy discussion that covered a lot of bases. Among them was the current state of rock n’ roll and if he has plans for a future release. When asked if agreed with Gene Simmons‘ infamous assertion that ‘rock is dead,’ Ozzy replied:

“Live, good rock music is not dead. But I think the record industry is really suffering now. There are only about two fucking record companies left. And when I went to the Grammys a couple of years ago, there’d be artists who’d go from a fucking laptop straight to the charts and release a record.

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It’s really a sad thing for me. … It’s just changed so much. I said to Sharon, “It’s like when vaudeville ended and fucking modern music began. We’re the history now.” And no matter what gimmick – what color album, vinyl, whatever, the fact of the matter is people don’t want it. Why should people buy records when they can download it. You can get anything now online. And at the same time, I don’t know how to turn the fucking light on the monitor.”

In response to if he will be making another album, he offered:

“I would like to do another record. But it’s wasting money. Nobody’s buying. You don’t have to sell that many records anymore to get a Number One. Depending how many records you’ve sold. You can have 30 or 40 [laughs]. Nobody buys them.”

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