How do you interview a guy who’s heard it all? We got Jonathan Davis, Brann Dailor, Simone Simons and more to interrogate the Prince Of Darkness
Ozzy Osbourne is beginning his long bow out from touring, including a headline spot at Download festival this June. But what do you ask the man who has seen and done it all? We collected questions from some of the biggest musicians in our world. And as you’d expect with the Double O, he’s not one to shy away from giving an answer… even if it’s not necessarily to the question you asked.
DO YOU STILL HAVE THE SAME PASSION FOR MUSIC IN YOUR 60S AS YOU DID WHEN YOU WERE 20? Jonathan Davis, Korn OZZY: “To be honest with you, I don’t know anything else, I’m no good at anything else. People think I’m retiring, I’m not retiring, I’m just not going to go on the road for fucking five years at a time. I’ll still do gigs, just not world tours. It’s in my blood. I’ve never done anything else for 50 years. It’s a bit late in the day to go, ‘I don’t like music any more’! Ha ha ha!”
WAS THERE A POINT IN YOUR CAREER WHERE YOU THOUGHT, ‘THIS IS REALLY BIG, I’M REVOLUTIONISING HEAVY MUSIC’? Dani Winter-Bates, Bury Tomorrow OZZY: “No. With Sabbath we just did it. I don’t know how to describe it. There were bands like Cream and Led Zeppelin, and they had this edge, and The Kinks’ You Really Got Me. I was just playing it on my iPad, it’s simple riffs, but I remember when I first heard it – it sent a chill down my spine. That’s what we went for – making your hair stand on end.”
Ozzy swears to tell the truth and nothing but the truth…