Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde revealed why you can’t sell out your first guitar, and how he reacted to hearing ‘No More Tears’ for the first time in a new Musicians Institute interview. Ozzy Osbourne’s disgusting text messages to a famous female television host were recently revealed.
“Well, actually, the first time I heard ‘Miracle Man’ [the lead single from Zakk’s first studio album with Ozzy, 1988’s ‘No Rest for the Wicked’] was on the radio. I was out here when the album came out, it was on the radio, I pulled into a 7-Eleven and somebody had it. It was on the radio, cranking it. And they didn’t know it was me. I was going to get something, but it was pretty cool.
As far as ‘No More Tears’ goes, yeah, with Michael Wagner, with John and Duane, we had a blast making that record. I’ve always had a great time making a record with all the guys – just good people that are making the records and we always had a blast.”
He said about keeping his first guitar, “It doesn’t matter if the guitar is the biggest pile of garbage on the planet, it’s the fact that the connection that you have with that guitar… I’ve learned how to play ‘Smoke on the Water’ on this guitar. It has its life of its own.”
He also claimed, “Actually, I do have my very first Gibson. It was a Pelham Blue SG Firebrand, and it was, like, the first one I ever had. So pretty much the bulk of my countless hours of running scales were on that guitar – I have that one.
I always ask all my buddies that play guitar: ‘Oh my god, do you still have that piece of shit Fender copy or whatever you had back in the day because you were like a huge Robin Trower fan?’ My buddy frank goes, like, ‘Dude, I ended up finding a guy who I sold it to, I ended up getting it back.’ Those are always great stories.”
Ultimate-Guitar transcribed Wylde’s comments. Legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne’s wife Sharon Osbourne embarrassingly revealed on CBS that before her husband had an accident tripping at home going to the bathroom, she did not make him and her family her first priority.
She said, “I didn’t until my husband’s accident this year. I really didn’t. It would be, ‘I’ll do it soon. In a couple of months, I’ll do this or I’ll do that.’ And I would always put family stuff aside, and just realized after you have an accident how your life can change within a second. And [I] don’t do that anymore. My number one priority is taking care of my husband.”