It is no secret that Ozzy Osbourne lead guitarist Zakk Wylde and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl had a bitter relationship. But as it turns out, they were able to laugh off the former’s 2001 diss. It has been noted that Wylde does not have animosity towards Grohl.
Ozzy Osbourne’s long-serving guitarist and co-writer had infamously slammed the Foo Fighters frontman back in 2001, for writing a song that he had to play guitar on for the Prince of Darkness. Ex-Foo Fighters Member had revealed who had angered Dave Grohl once.
He fumed at the time: “If I ever run into Dave Grohl, I’m gonna kick his f***in’ ass, because I think he sucks, and he wrote this cheese-d**k song for Ozzy that I have to f***in’ play on, and I’ll never forgive him for that …”
Zakk Wylde and Dave Grohl share a cordial relationship now
The 54-year-old musician has insisted he dissed the former Nirvana drummer before they actually met, and there is no bad blood between them as they were able to laugh it off.
When asked if things are awkward between him and the 52-year-old star, Zakk told Classic Rock magazine: “Nah. Dave’s awesome. That was before I met him. “It was like: ‘Why is someone on the outside of our camp coming in here to help us out.’ “That’s what I was thinking back then. It’d be like me stepping in to write songs for Nirvana or Foo Fighters.
He added: “We had a chuckle about it after I met him. I got up and jammed at his birthday a couple of years ago. Dave’s an amazing musician and a sweetheart. I love him.”
Dave later addressed Zakk’s comments and admitted he would be “p***ed too” if someone else wanted to write songs for his bands. He said: “If I were Zakk Wylde … He’s an amazing guitar player, there’s no question about it, the guy’s an incredible guitar player. If my singer wanted other people to write the songs, I’d be f***ing p****d too. I’d be really p****d off, I’d be like, ‘Wait a second, I can write music. Why are you asking someone else?’ So I understand why he’s p****d off.”