Zakk: I love Ozzy, I always said he’s the coolest guy, you know, my father and Ozzy. But it’s like if Randy Rhoads was still doing QUIET RIOT, the same thing would have happened, or if Jake [E. Lee] was still doing BADLANDS and at the same time playing with Ozzy it would have sounded like a Ozzy record; if Eric Clapton was still doing CREAM while playing with John Mayall, then everything would sound like CREAM. At the end of the day it’s a compliment if you say everything started sounding like BLACK LABEL. Put it this way, I love Oz, so I always got his back whatever he wants to do. I support Gus [G.] and I hope he does great; he’s an amazing player and I wish him all the best.
Altsounds.com: What’s your advice to him?
Zakk: He’s an awesome guitar player and a sweet guy, really cool dude. If he has a quarter of the amount of fun I had, that’s tons! I just want him to have loads of good times as I had.
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