Ozzy Says He Doesn't Want Another Black Sabbath Album

Ozzy Osbourne has ruled out a reunion album with Black Sabbath, because he doesn't want to tarnish their reputation.

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Ozzy Osbourne has ruled out a reunion album with Black Sabbath, because he doesn't want to tarnish their reputation, according to ContactMusic.com.

Despite being happy to play with them in one-off live gigs, Osbourne, whose last Black Sabbath studio album was in 1978, refuses to return to the studio with his former bandmates.

Ozzy is terrified a new record would not match the standard of previous releases, including "Paranoid" and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

He says, "I love the guys and we had fun and all became friendly again. But it's time to move on.

"I don't want to make another Sabbath album, not if it's not up to scratch. I could put any old b**locks out and it would probably sell.

"But what's the point in demolishing such a great thing?"

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    LordoftheDorks
    i respect that, considering what shitty stuff sabbath released without ozzy, not because of a different singer but it seemed like less quality work later on... disappointed, but less disappointed then i would be if they came back and made a really bad album
    TwistedLogic
    What a cop out. If they put everything that they have into it they will make a great album. Listen to Iommi's work with Glen Hughes in his fuse project; he's still got great song writing ability. I am kinda sick of Ozzy. He should just retire and get it over with, rather than allowing Sharon to keep him around becoming a media *****.
    mercurymay
    ok look.... ozzy and sabbath are legendary. they invented metal, and are being disgraced now by all this A7X bullshit, and all this other death metal. so black sabbath, as long as tony iommi is alive, can put rock back in its place. ozzy, have some balls and try something new that isnt drugs or alcohol. the stones came out with a new album, and a bigger bang is the shit, so come on!
    black_monolith
    And if anyone tells me to have some "****ing respect" I will hunt them down and crossbow them through the roof of their mouth, slow fry their nut bag, and use the fluid from the testicles as a sauce for my flambeed scrotum.
    uhhhh..... Anger managemet.....please dont hurt me
    heggazz
    Ummm all of you are sad ****s, and most of you are morons. The best thing Ozzie could have done for his career is die, and there is nothing sadder than trying to relive the glory days. Move on. And if anyone tells me to have some "****ing respect" I will hunt them down and crossbow them through the roof of their mouth, slow fry their nut bag, and use the fluid from the testicles as a sauce for my flambeed scrotum.
    IPLAYBASS
    headstone05: Good call Ozzy. For a better exmple at why look at St. Anger Exactly.
    Slayer988
    nah.....wylde blows purple monkey chunks.....all he does is pinched harmonics. hes not really all that great. like take crazy train for example, it was a great song when tommy did it....and it was finominal when randy did it....but when wylde did it he wrecked it with those retarded harmonics.
    MetalliGods
    The only time i liked Ozzy was when him and Randy were together, and when he was with Wylde but after that like when he got kids he got softer but he is still a god to me p.s. Randy Rhoads rocks!!!
    dale_ac/dc
    lets admit he's gettin old and he is wayyyyy partied out,i love the old sabbath stuff,but i dont see how they could turn out new stuff up to that par,but man if they could....
    Styx
    Ozzy should make something new cause he have like 10 years of doing anything but f*cking greatest hits albums and the ''new album'' is just a f*cking cover album of even older songs... man if he's going to continue like that for 10 years more, he should retire better.
    kingeddie554
    i agree.even if they made a good album people would just say its not like the originals.
    i_am_metalhead
    Dio sucks - even the members of black sabbath will admit that. i think its best that ozzy doesnt do an album with sabbath... i doubt they could right things now that would match the greatness of their classic songs.
    Mamakin1973
    Ozzy probably realizes how fried he is and knows that he cant sing like he did in the sabbath days. I mean come on we've all heard ozzy singing live lately and im not very impressed.
    Renegadeoffunk
    Ozzy is a making a mistake not making a new album, but Sabbath should just make a new one anyway and get Ronnie James Dio back because he was better anyway
    nosedyve713
    i say, he get's the most trusting people he can, record it and if he likes it put it out, if not scrap it all. i mean yeah it's going to be damn hard to compare to older albums but he's not going to live forever, why not try it?
    RustyGold
    good job. I like black sabbath, but i think that's a smart move, black sabbath is done finished, no use beating a dead horse. I think metallica should learn something from ozzy.
    OzZY-RuLE5!!!!!
    Flea_Metallica: ^ Dude or Dudette, probably dudette. I don't know if you realized what you just posted. You said you almost cried because Ozzy's voice sucked. Here's the thing who the hell would cry? he's old, he's gonna lose his voice eventually. If you're a guy though, all I have to say is "queer!"
    Show some ****ing respect. i know where ozzy is coming from he just doesn't want to tarnish sabbaths sound. but i would like him to try like record the album and see if it is any good. maybe getting flemming as producer.
    Flea_Metallica
    ^Dude or Dudette, probably dudette. I don't know if you realized what you just posted. You said you almost cried because Ozzy's voice sucked. Here's the thing who the hell would cry? he's old, he's gonna lose his voice eventually. If you're a guy though, all I have to say is "queer!"
    evildeadarmy
    did anybody see his uk hall of fame performances??? his voice sucked ass, in a big way. he "sang" crazy train and paranoid, i think he would have been better off to have spoken the lyrics instead of straining to sing them. i wanted to cry by the end of paranoid.
    metalmike7159
    We don't really need anything new from Ozzy. Not to trample on him, I love him to death, but his glory days are long gone.
    Flea_Metallica
    headstone05 wrote: Good call Ozzy. For a better exmple at why look at St. Anger
    Don't you mean Listen to ST. Anger? Anyways all Metallica needs a new producer...I want Flemming back! That Guy ruled. Bob Cock made everyone hate Metallica. I like everything but my friends hate them now, and I believe it's greatly his fault.
    ferretman
    All you guys who say that ozzy rules cant honestly believe thta. I mean I love Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne (the band) he is constantly surrounded by exellent musicians when he is just a mediocre one and he barely writes any of the material he plays. I love the songs he has sung but I hate him kind of like how I feel about Axl Rose.
    HellrzngPinhead
    I have to agree with him on deciding that, however, it could have worked out in his favor. Judas Priest's last album was awesome! And to a further extent for an example, look at Brave New World; when Iron Maiden reunited with Bruce Dickinson on that first album, it was awesome! I think honestly though Ozzy realizes he just doesnt have the voice for it anymore, did anybody else buy Under Cover? He sounds tired on it.
    korn_noway
    I reckon he should do it, **** reputation. Either way they still will always be legends
    Johnny Blade
    I would love to see Sabbath record another album and more after that! if they got it in them
    666Sabbath666
    I bet a new Sabbath album wouldn't be as good as their old stuff but I would still love to hear new sabbath and see if they still have it
    rocketssg
    Go and buy Iommi/Hughes Fused album! To me that's the new 'Sabbath album!! It is friggin great!!
    rocketssg
    Buy Iommi's Fused. To me that's the new 'Sabbath album! It's friggin great!!
    OzZY-RuLE5!!!!!
    ozzy throat is just messed for the time being with effects his voice. the total reason why ozzy right now is taking abreak so is voice can can recover. also that why ozzy will do some dates at ozzfeast.
    HellrzngPinhead
    That man did nothing for the music industry but create a whiny, mopey flannel shirt wearing fanbase for ten years. Dave Grohl is so much more talented now that he's out of Nirvana and I'd be embarrassed if I were him to be associated with them.
    earnieballer76
    HellrzngPinhead wrote: madeintaiwan wrote: st.anger sucked and metallica should have stopped producing! quote from good ol` Kurt Cobain:"its better to burn out then fade away!" and by putting st.anger out metallica faded! and thats sucks! So ozzman: good call Was that before or after that whiny **** put a shotgun to his "burned out" face? Do us all a favor and don't mention Kurt Cobain in a conversation about good music.
    wow. theres some issues here. yeah ozzman. i totally agree. lets face it u probably cant reach the standards of the old albums. also saint anger did suck. oh and dude, dont bash kurt. i mean seriously. shut the **** up.
    HellrzngPinhead
    madeintaiwan wrote: st.anger sucked and metallica should have stopped producing! quote from good ol` Kurt Cobain:"its better to burn out then fade away!" and by putting st.anger out metallica faded! and thats sucks! So ozzman: good call
    Was that before or after that whiny **** put a shotgun to his "burned out" face? Do us all a favor and don't mention Kurt Cobain in a conversation about good music.
    Slayer2
    i guess i see where ozzy is coming from, i mean sabbath has had a very good career, why take the risk and try to create an album that might suck, and stain the rep of sabbath. Think about it, then when people look back at them, it will be like " well they had an amazing career...and then they realeased an album in 2006 that diddnt do too well" so in my oppinion, ozzy made a good choice
    zalitz
    Good on Ozzy! Way to be an honest guy, and let the band go out at their best.