Ozzy: 'Of Course I Regret Doing the F--king 'Osbournes''

Sabbath front man talks reality show.

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Ozzy Osbourne admits regreting making "The Osbournes."

As NME reports, Ozzy Osbourne is trying to distance himself from his stint as a reality TV star with the new Black Sabbath album. While the show brought the singer to a much larger audience in the early 2000s, Ozzy regrets that it diverted him from his true passion of being a rock and roll singer.

"Of course I regret doing the f--king show ("The Osbournes"). I didn't want to be on f--king television. I didn't become a f--king rock'n'roll singer to read the f--king weather forecast, know what I mean? it's part of the reason I wanted to come back. This album pisses on all that."

Black Sabbath's latest album, "13," recently topped the Billboard 200, the first time that the band has done so in their career. The record sold a massive 155,000 copies in its first week, more than triple the sales of Daft Punk's latest album, "Random Access Memories."

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    cyanide02
    I can't help but read it in Ozzy's voice.
    tric565
    how can you read anything in his voice? it would be like "Of course I rugeduniuf 'king show . I dinuwuwuwbuonif 'kingmunivision. I didbecafa 'in rock'n'roll singer to rethfikunweforcanunu, know what I mean? it's part of the raintdt omeack. This album mumumuuu that, man."
    WholeLottaIzzy
    And rock is dead, huh?
    jimbob32292
    No, God is dead
    Izzy-Sweet
    I'd have loved the Osbournes if there was more... you know... reality. The editors just cut all the close family moments, they cut all the real problems Ozzy was having with drugs and alcohol. All we were left with was a show about an insane family with 2 kids that beat each other up all the while. The truth is that Ozzy was falling apart, and the kids? Kids are kids, of course they're gonna fight, but they've both said it wasn't always like that. But you know how it is, reality is too "boring" for TV.
    blue_wyvern
    those who say that god is dead..i would like to say f**ck you all, he just released a f**king album!!
    Pit_
    He got money and publicity through that show... awful.
    kLeft
    Bahaha gotta love Ozzy the wordsmith. And that sales quote is unreal.
    ysalimari
    Why even bring up Daft Punk? They are not nearly as well known and completely different. It's not really fair to compare the two.
    Robijntje
    They bring them up, because they're on the 2nd place of the Billboard charts. Can't you read? No comparison there mate.
    ysalimari
    I did miss that. I actually still don't see that said in the article, but whatever. I'm old. But it's still incorrect considering Daft Punk's first week on the Billboard 200 sold 339,000 copies in the U.S. alone according to the billboard website. Sabbath hasn't (yet?) sold triple the amount.
    BlitzkriegAir
    >Daft Punk not well known are you serious dude? Theyre a huge act, even radiokiddies know who Daft Punk are
    ysalimari
    I didn't say that. I said not "nearly as well known". If you're going to quote me, quote me accurately.
    link no1
    The record sold a massive 155,000 copies in its first week
    That's massive? Really? I really hope that's including digital sales and not just physical copies...
    BTBAM_52
    When you compare it to the amount of records the #2 record sold, its pretty massive. 155,000 in 2013 is a lot.
    TJWhonley
    but I still hate the fact that in 1991 the black album sold 2 million in it's first week in the USA alone, yet sabbath cant get anywhere near that number.
    Mustaine1940
    first of all thats not true, second of all were in an age of pirating that didnt exist back in 1991
    Mdawg291
    The Black Album only sold 600,000 copies in it's first week in the US.
    IrishConnor1994
    Ten, Fifteen years ago, 155,000 wouldn't be massive sales, but now that the majority of kids don't buy albums anymore, anything over 100,000 is pretty big
    link no1
    I meant "I hope that's NOT including", just noticed that. I know it's different these days but hell, what is considered big these days compared to 'back in the day' still shocks me every time I see something like this.
    bradd101
    Why do you hope that's including digital sales? I hope it's not, because that means they've sold even more