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Ozzy Osbourne Interviews To Air Today, Plus Download Available (3/14/2006)

On the eve of Black Sabbath's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ozzy Osbourne appeared on Sirius Satellite Radio to discuss Sabbath's legacy, this year's Ozzfest tour, his current state of health, and his own upcoming studio album.

Discussing the controversial video intro to "War Pigs" used during Ozzfest 2004, Ozzy let loose this tirade: "When the Gulf War happened, it was like watching a video game. You're sitting in your house having an evening meal, watching people get blown to shit. Haven't we learned that violence doesn't work? If your country's at war, and one of your friends gets killed but you ultimately win well, your friend ain't won, he's dead! As a parent myself, it's not even a thought that if one of my sons were to get called up, I'd do something to make sure he never got in there to be cannon fodder for some general with a bloody stripe on his arm. Violence achieves nothing. What's scary is we're in a new century, and there's atom bombs, hydrogen bombs, biological and chemical shit all over the place. It's all down to money, anyway, but what are you going to do buy a f--king air raid shelter?"

Hear the full interview with Ian Christe on Sirius Hard Attack/27, today (March 14th) at 7:00 p.m. ET and again Thursday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

A second Ozzy interview with Jose Mangin will air on Sirius Octane/20 on Tuesday, March 14 at Noon ET, Thursday, March 16 at 5:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Ozzy, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne attended a luncheon held in New York City, last Friday, March 10th by Rolling Stone magazine for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees. A 39-minute podcast featuring a question-and-answer session with Ozzy, Sharon and Kelly was recorded, and can be downloaded here. Topics include BLACK SABBATH, Ozzfest and "The Osbournes TV show.

Source: Ultimate Guitar / Blabbermouth

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