After 35 years of radio silence, Black Sabbath finally released an album called 13 and the highly-anticipated work by the veteran rockers hit #1 on charts around the world. Because of this unexpected success, Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne told a radio station that he can “die a happy man.”
“After 45 years it’s kind of a hard thing to swallow,” Osbourne elaborated. “It’s great. I’m not saying I don’t want it to be number one – but I just don’t understand why now. I wasn’t really happy with the way it ended before, but this album has been received really well all over the world. I know I can now rest my head and die a happy man.”
He would make some changes, though. Osbourne said he’d love to have drummer Bill Ward “back in the fold.”
“I wish him no harm. I still love him a lot. We all do – it would be great to have him back.”
Ward, however, is busy making fine art out of drumsticks.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles