Ozzy Osbourne says ’13’ ‘wasn’t really a Black Sabbath album’

Ozzy Osbourne has expressed his disappointment with Black Sabbath’s latest album, 13.

“To be perfectly honest, I haven’t really received payment for the album,” Osbourne admitted in a chat with stereogum. “Although Rick Rubin was a good friend of mine, I wasn’t really…I was just singing. It was like stepping back in time, but it wasn’t a glorious time. Although Geezer [Butler] wrote a lot of lyrics for me, which he’s very, very good at. It was not an overwhelming experience for me.

The 2013 LP was Black Sabbath’s first studio album in 18 years, and the first with Osbourne since 1978. Never say die! However 13 was a commercial success, it’s clear the band were less than thrilled with its creation. Ozzy’s sentiments on the LP echo those of Butler, who previously criticized Rubin’s involvement in 13.

“It was a weird experience, especially being told to forget you’re a heavy metal band,” the bassist explained during an interview with SiriusXM earlier this year. “It was the first thing [that Rubin] told us. He played us our very first album, and he said, “Think back to when there was no heavy metal or something, and pretend this is the next album” – this which is ridiculous. think.”

Although several members of the group admit their disappointment 13Ozzy has little interest in making another album with Sabbath.

“I would like to say it’s completely over,” said the prince of darkness stereogum. “I think it’s time. The only thing I really regret, to be honest, is that Bill Ward didn’t play on the album. It wasn’t really a Black Sabbath album. I’m not saying that one day we won’t all walk into a room and find the perfect Black Sabbath album. But I will say, [13] was not recorded as Black Sabbath recorded records. We were back to where we had taken over, when someone else had full control of our recording. What we haven’t done since Flight. 4 From.”

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