In a new interview with Dave Ling, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi remembered Ozzy Osbourne disrespecting famous actor and former WCW world heavyweight champion David Arquette.
“Being a part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations was very weird but a wonderful experience. After Ozzy and I had played, we were invited to Buckingham Palace for a drink – supposedly for 15 minutes, but it didn’t turn out like that.
And [princes] Harry and William complained, ‘You didn’t play ‘Black Sabbath’!’ It seems they are big fans.
And so was [then-Prime Minister] Tony Blair. While I was talking to him, Ozzy came over to ask me something and didn’t even acknowledge Blair. When I introduced them, Ozzy didn’t even say a word. After he’d gone I had to apologize: ‘Sorry, Tony. Ozzy’s always like that.’
And it’s true. There are so many examples. My wife and I had lunch with him and Sharon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. These two blokes came over to say hello, and one of them was [actor] David Arquette.
And at the top of his voice, Ozzy asked, ‘Who the fuck’s that?!’ How embarrassing – and funny. [Laughs] But that’s typical Ozzy. You’ll never change him.”
Black Sabbath retired a couple of years ago, and Ozzy Osbourne is currently on his own ‘No More Tour’ sequel tour, though he sadly has had to postpone several dates due to his health issues.