Ozzy Osbourne Can’t Remember the ’90s
Nostalgia can be a creative stumbling block for a lot of our favorite classic rockers, but we probably don’t need to worry about Ozzy Osbourne getting stuck in the past — if only because he can’t seem to remember most of it.
The Black Sabbath frontman celebrated the band’s new album, ‘13,’ in a recent interview with Reuters, saying that the best thing about their return to active duty is that “we are still f—ing all alive to be in a band.”
Referencing his well-known struggles with addiction, Ozzy continued, “I don’t know about the rest of the guys, [but] 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.”
Fortunately, says Ozzy, all that’s behind him now. “We’ve all come out the other side, the other end. It is good to be back sober and clean [even though I have had] a hiccup now and again along the way,” he admitted. “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.”