OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer TOMMY CLUFETOS Interviewed By METAL ASSAULT (Audio)

On January 31, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with drummer Tommy Clufetos (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE, TED NUGENT, ALICE COOPER). The chat can now be streamed using the audio player below.

In a 2010 interview with Stefanie Heminger, Clufetos stated about his decision to switch from Rob Zombie to Ozzy Osbourne, "Ozzy called me to join his band, and how could I say 'No' to Ozzy Osbourne? It's the pinnacle, so that's why I did it."

When asked if he was still really good friends with Rob and whether Zombie understood Tommy's decision to join Ozzy's band, Clufetos said, "I hope so. I haven't spoken to anybody since I left the band, but I wish everybody the best. Rob was great to me when I was there. I've learnt something through everybody I've worked with and had the greatest time of my life at that moment and tried to enjoy it to its fullest, and I've always done that, and this [playing with Ozzy] is just another level of that."

A current member of Ozzy Osbourne's band, Tommy Clufetos, 31, previously played drums for Rob Zombie, and was featured on Zombie's 2006 album "Educated Horses", Zombie's first live release, 2007's "Zombie Live" and 2010's "Hellbilly Deluxe 2". In March 2010 it was announced that Tommy had quit Rob Zombie and had been replaced by Joey Jordison of SLIPKNOT for the forthcoming Zombie tours.

"I am a firm believer, if you want to play music, you have got to love every aspect of it," Tommy said in a previous interview. "I love every aspect of what I do. The things that people complain about, I live for."

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