June 6 - While Black Sabbath return with their first studio album in 35 years, Ozzy Osbourne talks about his life and loves. Rollo Ross reports
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Black Sabbath, complete with original vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, are releasing their first ever studio album in 35 years. Osbourne was kicked out of the group in 1979 allegedly because of his heavy drug use.
(SOUNDBITE) Singer, Ozzy Osbourne, saying (English):
"The best thing is that we are still f------ all alive to be in a band. I don't know about the rest of the guys, I certainly had a good go at trying to kill myself with the alcohol and booze for all the years.
"I kind of missed the '90s you know, I must have been in a cocaine haze, because I can't remember the '90s at all."
"We've all come out the other side, the other end. It is good to be back sober and clean and f------ I have a hiccup now and again along the way. I don't get up and the first thing I say is that I will have a shot of brandy. I don't do that or smoke cigarettes anymore. We are alive and it is a lot more more fun being sober and enjoying your fellow workers that you are working with."
Ozzy and his wife Sharon were reported to have split earlier this year, after he admitted drinking and doing drugs again. However, he's now 90 days sober and they're back together so it's business as usual at the Osbourne house.
(SOUNDBITE) Singer Ozzy Osbourne, saying (English):
"Anytime the wife comes, these f------ dogs and cats and f------ everything. Shut the f--- up. The dogs start yacking and the wife starts talking on the phone and I want to kill someone because I want to rest."
(SOUNDBITE) Bassist and lyricist, Geezer Butler, saying (English):
"She feels the same way."
The album "13" is due out internationally this month and the band are doing a European and American tour later this year.
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