Morley Seaver of antiMUSIC.com recently conducted an interview with A DOZEN FURIES lead singer Bucky Garrett. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
antiMusic: Looking back at the [MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest"] competition. What are your thoughts on the whole thing and is it something you would do again if you could do it over?
Garrett: "Well, we wouldn't be at Ozzfest now otherwise, so I would say it's been a huge set of jumper cables on our careers, you know. I'm positive that we would be a successful band regardless of the show. And we would eventually be on Ozzfest but… I mean, there has been some negative stuff from it. People thinking that we were some band that got scrapped up out of a garage from MTV or something. But we were a band long before that and we've all been in bands for close to 10 years. It's one of the negative things that come from it but everything else has been real positive. I think anybody who was skeptical we kind of won over."
antiMusic: What can you tell us about the Sharon [Osbourne] Vs [Bruce] Dickinson thing? Did you see MAIDEN's last show and the events that transpired? Had Bruce really been bagging on Ozzy for the entire time?
Garrett: "Yeah, from what I heard. And then the whole thing happened in San Bernardino, which was just outrageous. I don't know how much he deserved but they were shutting the power off on him and stuff like that. I don't know. Anybody who has the balls to talk mess about Sharon or Ozzy who has had their own festival which is named after Ozzy for 10 years. And it's been one of the most successful tours ever….is just real ballsy. And in my opinion it's a bad move. But I'm not IRON MAIDEN, so it's not my decision."
antiMusic: I guess it shows not to mess around with Sharon Osbourne. What have your dealings with her been like?
Garrett: "I've met her a few times and she's been all hugs and super nice and she had nothing but good things to say to us and stuff like that. She's really nice….what I've met of her. I'm sure she has a bad side that I don't want any of us to be on but she was real nice to us. Ozzy the same."
antiMusic: Considering all the security etc around that family, have you had much of a chance to hang out with Ozzy or any of them socially?
Garrett: "No. No way. I've seen him in passing but he's surrounded most of the time. That's the way they do it. Cuz I mean, there's people who'll just run up, especially drunk people, and think, 'Hey. I've been listening to him for 20 years. It's OK for me to run up and talk to him about whatever.'"
Read the entire interview at antiMUSIC.com.