WHAT WILL LIFE AFTER SABBATH HAVE IN STORE?
As the Double-o himself says, “I’ve been out of Sabbath longer than I was in it!” And he didn’t do too badly after they sacked him in 1979, did he? But, given how spectacular the shows on Black Sabbath’s The End tour were – not least their glorious headlining slot at Download 2016 – the big man really has his work cut out. And that’s on top of the fact that, at 69, Ozzy isn’t getting any younger.
But screw that. Because while Ozzy is no spring chicken, what he’s proven time and again is that he’s still as mischievous and bereft of fucks as a naughty schoolboy. He admits he worries about blowing his voice out at every gig, but he’s never been short of an impish grin and a devilish glint in his eye to make you love him.
And now Zakk Wylde is shredding with him again, Ozzy and his band will be coming at Download like a tank. Albeit a tank driven by a man throwing buckets of water everywhere and saying, “Let’s go fucking crazy!” every 30 seconds.
Rumours of an extra act to the Sabbath reunion refuse to go away, although Ozzy claims it won’t be with him, and that he wants to focus on solo stuff. Well, mate, now’s the chance to remind us how great you are on your own. Bring it. MAIN STAGE Sunday 20:50
The moment Ozzy clocked the price of a breakfast roll Neck Deep: ready for battle Employed To Serve