Apparently the Black Sabbath final tour was not all roses and good times. The band’s frontman, Ozzy Osbourne, has spoken about how things didn’t go so well, and the difficult time he had on the tour. He specifically suggested that he and guitarist Tony Iommi had their issues working together.
Osbourne’s interview was conducted with Times. In it he said, “Do I like working with him? Not really. Do I like him as a person? Yeah, I love him as a person.” As contradictory as these comments may sound, Osbourne was also quick to give praise to Iommi: “If people was to say to me, ‘Was there a leader of Black Sabbath?’ I’d have to say it was Tony Iommi because without his guitar riffs we’d be still sitting in rehearsal going, ‘What do we do now?’”
A few months ago, Osbourne admitted that he “didn’t have a great time” on the reunion, even though it produced the album ‘13,’ a lengthy tour and a farewell concert in their hometown of Birmingham in February 2017. Osbourne acknowledged that the time he was away from the band over the years, had a lot to do with him feeling uncomfortable. “I spent nine or 10 years in Sabbath, but I’d been away from them for over 30 years,” he said. “With them, I’m just a singer. With me, I get to do what I want to do. I was getting bad vibes from them for being Ozzy. I don’t know, what else can I be?”