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Friday 25 July 2014

Ozzy: Where are the rock stars?

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne wishes someone would “hurry up” to take over his rock star status.

The 65-year-old musician was the frontman of legendary band Black Sabbath and has also had a successful solo career. Having now left his wild days behind, Ozzy admits he’s concerned about who can take over his reputation.

“That might be a very true statement,” he commented to Kerrang! magazine when asked if he thinks music is suffering from a lack of rock stars. “I honestly don’t know who’s going to carry the flag in the future, but I wish someone would hurry up. None of us are getting any younger, you know.”

Ozzy also named one of his idols in the music industry. Insisting someone must be an “extrovert” to be considered a rock star, he explained why he looks up to one particular musician.

“David Bowie comes to mind. He’s always original with his image and music. Nowadays, I have a problem telling who’s in the band and who’s in the crew – no one looks like a rock star!” Ozzy mused.

The raven-haired singer landed the 23rd spot in Kerrang!’s 50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Today. Asked why he thinks he made the list this year, Ozzy believes his band helped him gain the title.

“[Why?] Probably because I’m Ozzy Osbourne!” he quipped. “But the past year, with the success of Sabbath’s 13 album and the world tour, probably didn’t hurt…”

Lastly, Ozzy revealed he never dreamed of becoming such a big name in music, revealing he thought he’d end up a plumber.

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