Zakk Wylde Talks Ozzy and Friends and Dimebag Tribute
You mentioned hitting the road for the Ozzy & friends tour, are you excited about jamming w/ the boss again?
Yeah, Without a doubt. I just saw [Ozzy] not too long ago [while] Jack [Obsourne's] wife was having a baby shower. I was there, Slash was there, Blasko and Ozzy. It was hysterical because none of us were [drinking]. The bar was right there and we're all ordering coffee, Arnold Palmer's and waters or whatever, and I go, "Wow, how things have changed." 'Cause back in the day all four of us would've been plowing booze like it was nobody's business — especially at a baby shower. Excitement is at an all time level at that thing [laughs].
There has been a lot of speculation about a Pantera tribute with the guys and you in place of Dimebag Darrell, what are your feelings about that whole conversation because it's a pretty polarizing issue among fans?
We all love our brother dime, I love [Vinnie Paul] and the guys so, if they were ever to actually do that and they asked me — of course I would do that in honor of Dimebag. Why wouldn't I? It would just be an amazingly beautiful thing to celebrate Dime's greatness and what the band achieved. And I'm friends with all the guys so if they ever did that, why would I say no? Read the full interview here.
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