Zakk Wylde was recently a guest on the Paul Marshall radio show on 98.9 in Kansas City, MO. When the interview got to the topic of Ozzy, Zakk had the following to say.
Q: I need a statement from you. What is going on with all the rumors and all the crap with the Boss [referring to Ozzy — Ed.].
Zakk: "I really have no idea. 'Cause I call up and go, 'What's going on here?' I was just like, 'That ain't cool, dude.' I go, 'If you're gonna can my ass, say it to my face. Don't be doing this shit behind my back; that ain't cool.'"
Q: So there was a tense moment there with you and the Boss?
Zakk: "I have no idea. I guess we're supposed to hook up in August and do this goddamn show [at the BlizzCon convention in Anaheim, California]."
Q: The last time they tried this was "Down The Earth", and that record [wasn't that great], so I'm guessing if Zakk's not involved, it's not a good Ozzy record.
Zakk: "I have no idea. I'm just like... You could play with anybody you want. Put it this way... It's like my wife... You can be with any guy you wanna be with. But you know what?! If you're gonna be banging a guy in our bed, at least let me watch so I can enjoy it. Let me in on the skinny... what's going on here. That's just not... I don't give a shit what anyone says, it ain't fucking cool. It's like, hey, you know what?! You're just shiting on me in a back fucking alley right now and [I'll] rip your fucking head off if you're gonna pull this shit. We'll fucking find out."