The "Talking Metal" year-end special features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE).
The podcast can be downloaded at this location. It can also be streamed using the audio player below.
In a recent interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com, Zakk Wylde stated about his departure from Ozzy Osbourne's band, "Well, you know, I love Ozz and I've always got his back so whatever it is he wants to do. Without Ozzy, there'd be no Zakk Wylde; there'd be no BLACK LABEL. When Ozz would do the SABBATH stuff, he'd say, 'Guys, I'm going away for a while; I'm gonna be doing SABBATH.' This is back when Mike [Inez] joined ALICE IN CHAINS and I started doing the PRIDE & GLORY stuff even before BLACK LABEL. He was like, 'Guys if anything comes up, you guys should do somethin' because I don't know how long I'll be with the guys [SABBATH]. It could be a year or two years.'
"Ozz has always been cool. Even when we did 'Down to Earth', Ozz was like, 'Zakk, I write these songs with all these other guys and I don't want to fuckin' rewrite a whole record. Can you just come in and wail on the fuckin' songs and shit like that? And we'll go out on the road.' And I said, 'Yeah, Ozz, no problem; whatever the fuck you want to do, man.'"
Zakk Wylde interviewed on "Talking Metal" (click on player below to launch audio):