Published on June 8th, 2012 | by RMX0
Ozzy Osbourne from Black Sabbath gives his Endorsement: ‘Download’s going to be great’
If reports are to be believed then Ozzy Osbourne is fairly confident that the Download Festival is going to be a roaring success. He’s quite excited for it and couldn’t wait to share the news with the press. The singer promises a great set from his band Black Sabbath this weekend when the festival finally kicks off.
“If it’s half as good as last time, it’ll be great.”
The last time that the band attended the festival was in 2005 as part of their Ozzfest. One of the main attractions for him is the sense of excitement and the unexpected:
“You never know what’s going to happen, your voice could go, the band could blow up… fall off stage. Hopefully you’ll give them a good show; give the audience value for money.”
During an interview with a music site, Tony Iommi said that the band is heading back to Los Angeles to record a new album once they are done with the Download Festival and Lollapalooza. After that they will set off on a 2013 world tour. There are some interesting developments in terms of the band dynamics.
The door is still open to Bill Ward
The drummer refused to join Black Sabbath on their reunion, allegedly because of problems with the contract. Now Ozzy Osbourne says that there is still time and space for him to rejoin the band. Geezer Butler joined him in shedding some light on the inner turmoil that has been dodging the band since the exit of their original drummer Bill Ward. According to Iommi the conflict is nothing more than a bit of nonsense amongst the lawyers. However Ozzy would like their old bandmate back if that is what he wants. Iommi put the issues in perspective:
“We’ve tried everything with Bill at the moment — it’s just not happening…Our legal people are dealing with his legal people. It’s all nonsense. We haven’t actually heard from Bill [about] any of this stuff. It’s all been through his lawyers.”
Ozzy Osbourne pleaded ignorance when pressed on why Ward’s requests were deemed to be unreasonable.
“Door’s open. As far as I know, all I can say about it is his requests were very unreasonable. I don’t know why his requests were. Nothing would have been better [than Bill returning]. I don’t know. I don’t deal with the business.”