Ozzy Osbourne was interviewedon this past Friday's (February 5) edition of ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (which actually aired the morning of Saturday, February 6). Watch a couple of clips from his appearance below.Osbourne doesn't think he's likely to play with BLACK SABBATH again since he and wife/manager Sharon Osbourne are involved in a lawsuit against guitarist Tony Iommi over the rights to the band's name. But Ozzy also told Rolling Stone that anything could happen, explaining, "I'm not gonna say I've written it out forever. But right now I don't think there is any chance. But who knows what the future holds for me? If it's my destiny, fine." The original SABBATH lineup of Ozzy, Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward has not toured together since the summer of 2005, and last convened for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in early 2006. The group did try to record a new album 10 years ago, their first since 1978, but abandoned the attempt after just a couple of songs. Ozzy said, "I tried and I couldn't do it . . . I've been away from SABBATH thirty-odd years. I was only with them for 10 years. I had girlfriends when I was younger and I would go 'Oh, I would really like to go back with Shirley,' and then you do and you go to yourself, 'What the fuck was I thinking?' You're never the same, you know." Since 2007, Iommi and Butler have toured and recorded with latter-day SABBATH singer Ronnie James Dio and drummer Vinny Appice under the name HEAVEN & HELL, while Ozzy has been working on a new solo record.
When asked about Dio recently being diagnosed with and treated for stomach cancer, Ozzy said, "I'm sorry to hear about Ronnie having cancer. It must be really fucking scary for the poor boy." Ozzy's first memoir, "I Am Ozzy", was published on January 25, with the singer launching a book-signing tour that same day. The book chronicles the metal icon's life from his working-class beginnings in Birmingham, England to his initial fame with SABBATH to his massive solo career and forays into television.