The Zakk Wylde/Ozzy Osbourne saga continues. In a new interview with Backstage Axxess, Wylde is sticking to his “everything is great, I’m playing Blizzcon with him” mantra, and he’s totally cool with Ozzy calling in a new axe from the bullpen every now and then, as long as he’s in the long-term plan:
Everything’s cool, man. I mean, Ozzy’s always jammed with other people — since we did Down To Earth and all that other stuff. So it’s no big deal. If Ozzy’s gonna play with someone else, what am I gonna do anyways? At the end of the day, when we did the Down To Earth record, Oz had other people coming in and writing with him. [I was like], ‘Boss, knock yourself out,’ you know what I mean?! What we’re supposed to do is there’s this date in August — August 20, I guess, down in Anaheim [at the BlizzCon convention] — and then after that, we’re supposed to finish the [new Ozzy] record up in September or something like that. We did 16 or 18 songs or something like that, so we’ll write some more, finish the record, and then we’re supposed to do like a year[-long] world tour.
Zakk, let’s have a talk. Listen, “brother“, I know how this feels. I’ve been there. “Let’s just see other people for a while, stay friends, keep talking, and we’ll see where we stand down the road.” Trust me, there is no “down the road”.