ZAKK WYLDE is over it
- Posted on November 6, 2009
If you've been following this site for the last few months, you've seen our coverage of the Ozzy/Zakk Wylde split. To quickly recap, Ozzy kicked Zakk out and revealed so via a magazine interview. Zakk didn't even know. Then, two months of awkwardness lead to Gus G. being named the new guitarist. Zakk then proceeded to flip out in interviews, not once, but twice. It looks like cooler heads have prevailed, and Zakk is keeping a positive outlook on things. In a recent interview, he compared being kicked out of Ozzy's band to parents kicking a kid out of their house:
Well, I'll tell you how it went down. This is how it went down. Oz and mom (Sharon Osbourne), they said, 'Zakk, son, we need to talk to you.' They sat me down at the kitchen table and said, 'Zakk, we're very proud of you, but you're 42 years old now. We just think it's about time you take your wife and your kids and you get the fuck outta your bedroom and grow the fuck up and get a job — because me and your mother want to enjoy our life now. I think we've done enough. You're 42, now get the fuck out of the house!
Ok, I can sort of see how that makes sense in a weird way. Instead of getting wasted at home, do it on your own time Zakk! He later went on to shed some praise on his replacement saying Gus G is "fucking awesome. So I hope he has a millisecond of the good time I had — that's a fucking lifetime. Gus will have a fucking blast, you know what I mean?" Not really, Zakk but it's good to see you've come to terms with it and aren't just acting like a jealous girlfriend.