‘Ozzy Osbourne? I Couldn’t Give A Rat’s Ass,’ Says Zakk Wylde
Zakk Wylde has finally reacted to Ozzy Osbourne’s exclusive interview with Classic Rock last month, where the frontman said he’s planning to get a new guitar player. Needless to say, Zakk is not a happy bunny…
Ozzy told Classic Rock’s Scott Rowley: “I’m getting a new guitar player as we speak… I haven’t fallen out with Zakk, but Zakk’s got his own band, and I felt like my stuff was beginning to sound like Black Label Society. I just felt like I wanted a change, y’know?”
Wylde’s wife later Tweeted that all was “OK” with Osbourne, but Wylde himself doesn’t seem to think so.
Wylde told Oregon’s 101.5 KFLY radio station: “The boss [Ozzy] hasn’t even given me a phone call, so I mean… I’m just like… I don’t know what’s going on over there. Are we doing this thing or are we not doing it? When I keep getting asked these questions, I go, ‘Call the boss. When he tells you, then he can call me back.’ I mean, it’s just like… I love you, man. Whatever you want, that’s cool.
“But if we’re doing this, let’s do it, and let’s whoop some ass. But if you don’t wanna do it, then just give me a heads-up. Call me, man. Tell me what the hell’s going on. I don’t know what the hell’s going on over there.
“We’re working on the new record, we’ll be back in September, we’ll work on finishing the record. And then we’re supposed to do the tour. I mean, it’s like, dude, you don’t wanna play with me anymore? Fine. Play with whoever the hell you wanna play with. I couldn’t give a rat’s ass. Like I’m gonna get all jealous or whatever. But you know what?! Man up and give me a phone call and tell me what the hell’s going on. You finished with me? Cool.
“I mean, it’s just like… Everything’s sounding like Black Label? I guess everything sounded like Black Label when I first started with you, when I was 19. It was still the same guy; I don’t know what you’re talking about.”