BLACK SABBATH's Ozzy Osbourne - "We Used To Rehearse In A Movie Theatre So We Decided To Try To Write Songs Inspired By Scary Movies"

October 31, 2012, 5 years ago

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Ahead of the newly announced BLACK SABBATH reunion dates in Australia (with more to come of course!), singer Ozzy Osbourne spoke with the about their songs about war, corruption and the occult. But the singer says he just wants to have fun.

"I have never wanted to be serious, to have solemn music. It's meant to be fun," he says.

"In actual fact, the way that all happened with the music and the name and everything, if I can remember, is we used to rehearse in a movie theatre so we decided to try to write songs inspired by scary movies.

"It was all flower power and love, but for us, living in the industrial town of Birmingham, we liked scary movies."

Osbourne says he struggles with Black Sabbath's influence on other bands.

He first discovered the reverence with which other musicians regarded Black Sabbath when METALLICA joined him on his 1986 Damage tour.

"I came past their dressing room and had to ask one of their assistants if they were taking the piss out of me because they were playing Black Sabbath," he says. "For someone to tell you 'Black Sabbath changed my life' is a weird thing to get your head around."


Black Sabbath's reunion is hitting Australia for the first time in nearly 40 years.



25 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia
27 - Allphones Arena - Sydney, Australia


1 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, Australia
4 - Perth Arena - Perth, Australia

My Live Nation members can access tickets first, during the exclusive member pre-sale starting at 9am tomorrow, Friday November 2. Sign up at Tickets for these once-in-a-lifetime shows will go on sale at midday, Thursday November 8.

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