Apparently the 20-year musical relationship between Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde has been officially terminated.
Ozzy recently sat down with Classic Rock Mag and spilled the beans about the possibility of an abrupt breakup with his longtime guitarist:
“Well, I’m getting a new guitar player as we speak,” said Ozzy, “and everyone has been saying to me for a long time, ‘Get Johnny 5!’ And I tried him at one time and I didn’t really give him a chance. We’ll see, I don’t know. 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?"
I guess this was news to Zakk because he updated his Twitter with a perplexed tweet after right after reading the interview:
I haven't heard anything about this. Until I talk to the Boss I don't know. I love Ozzy.
Sounds like Mr. Wylde really wants to keep his job.
This could go either way for fans. It’s obvious that a lot of followers see Zakk as a necessity for the band, while others may feel that his Black Label Society sound has crossed over into Ozzy’s material in recent years and has weakened his work. Time will only tell.
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