During a recent episode of “Ozzy Speaks” on SiriusXM, Ozzy Osbourne talked about recording “Degradation Rules” with Tony Iommi for his latest solo album “Patient Number 9.” Notably, the frontman says he would be open to working with Iommi again, but not under the Black Sabbath banner.
Osbourne had the following to say after co-host Billy Morrison asked if “Degradation Rules” will lead to more activity from Black Sabbath:
“No, not more Black Sabbath. But I wouldn’t say no to do some more with Tony. Black Sabbath is a completely different music to what I’m into now.”
He also added the following about recording the track:
“[It] was great. I mean, now you don’t have to sit in a room; you can do it over the phone. That track would have been a great Black Sabbath track on the ’13’ album. I wasn’t really in love with that ’13’ album.”
He continued when asked if Black Sabbath is over:
“Well, it’s kind of, like, how many times do you wanna do the same… it’s the same format, you know? It was very successful for a lot of years, and people wanted to see us. I did that farewell tour. And the only thing about that which was sad [was that drummer] Bill Ward wasn’t there. But I’ve spoken to Bill since. He’s all right. I would work with any of them individually. But as Black Sabbath, I think it’s [over]. We couldn’t really beat what we’ve already done.”