Ozzy Osbourne believes 13 “actually wasn’t a Black Sabbath album,” lamenting the truth that unique drummer Invoice Ward didn’t play on it. In a brand new interview with Stereogum, Ozzy mentioned the Rick Rubin-produced LP, which was launched in 2013 and stays Black Sabbath’s closing studio recording.
When requested if he felt like 13 supplied closure for himself and the band, Ozzy replied, “Not likely, as a result of, to be completely sincere, I didn’t actually get a cost from the album. Though [producer] Rick Rubin is an effective buddy of mine, I wasn’t actually… I used to be simply singing.”
He continued, “It was like stepping again in time, nevertheless it wasn’t an excellent interval. Although Geezer [Butler] did plenty of lyric writing for me, which he’s very, excellent at. It wasn’t an earth-shattering expertise for me.”
13 additionally didn’t function the unique Black Sabbath lineup, with Rage In opposition to the Machine drummer Brad Wilk filling Ward’s function behind the package — another excuse Ozzy isn’t happy with the album.
“The one factor I actually remorse, to be sincere, is that Invoice Ward didn’t play on the  album,” Ozzy stated. “It wasn’t actually a Black Sabbath album… I’m not saying that someday we’d not all go in a room and give you the proper Black Sabbath album. However I’ll say,  wasn’t recorded the best way Black Sabbath recorded data. We’d gone proper again previous the purpose the place we took cost, again to when another person had full management of our recording. Which we by no means did from Vol. 4 onwards.”
Ozzy’s remarks second these of bassist Geezer Butler, who blasted Rick Rubin’s manufacturing on 13 in an interview earlier this yr.
“I nonetheless don’t know what he did,” Butler stated, including, “It was a bizarre expertise.”
Although it appears unlikely that we’ll get one other Black Sabbath album, Ozzy continues to be going sturdy. He just lately launched his new album Affected person No. 9, notching his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Prime Album Gross sales chart. You choose up a replica right here.