Guitarist Gus G hasn’t collaborated with Ozzy Osbourne since the Black Sabbath reunion
Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind guitarist Gus G was recently interviewed by Neil Turbin of The Metal Voice at NAMM 2017 and asked about playing with Ozzy Osbourne as well as the progress with the Black Sabbath frontman’s next solo album.
In terms of whether he felt any pressure playing with Ozzy, Gus G replied: “Yeah of course, I would be lying if I said it that it wasn’t intimidating but at the same time it;s such a big challenge a life changing moment for me I could have not said no to that. I said whatever happens I know I am going to get crucified out there but I have to go out there and I have to see what it would be like for me,I just do my best. We are there to make Ozzy shine.”
Gus G was also asked if he had done any collaborating with Ozzy to which he stated: “We wrote a couple of ideas together, that hasn’t been recorded just some demos of sound checks after the Scream tour ended Ozzy went right back into Sabbath so the new album by Ozzy is on hold for now.”
Ozzy Osbourne‘s last solo album Scream was released back in June 2010. Sleaze Roxx stated in one of its two reviews about Scream: “The verdict is that Scream isn’t a landmark album. It falls somewhere between Down To Earth and Black Rain in the Ozzy Osbourne catalogue.” By January 2011, Ozzy was in talks with the original Black Sabbath band members, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward about reuniting once again. In November 2011, the original band members in Black Sabbath announced they were reuniting to do a new album and to tour together. Black Sabbath‘s 13 was released in June 2013.
Sleaze Roxx stated in one of its two reviews of Black Sabbath‘s 13 album: “At the end of the day, Black Sabbath‘s 13 fits nicely alongside the ’70s era Osbourne fronted Black Sabbath releases but does not measure up to the band’s greatest albums — including their self-titled debut. Nevertheless, Black Sabbath has proved with 13 that they still have a lot of game and cemented why the band is widely recognized as the founders of the heavy metal genre. Putting aside that all heavy metal followers should purchase 13 just out of respect for what Osbourne, Iommi and Butler have accomplished and contributed to the genre, I recommend that you pick up this album simply because it is a good CD. However, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of 13 with the bonus tracks — or else you will be missing out on three of the album’s best songs.”
You can watch and listen to the interview with Gus G by The Metal Voice below:
Gus G Talks Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind new album Immortals and Jackson Guitars and growing up in Greece “Immortals” track listing: 01. Hands Of Time 02. We Defy 03. Ode To Leonidas 04. Back On The Throne 05. Live And Die By The Sword 06. Wars Of Ages 07.
Firewind have recently released a new album entitled Immortals for which Sleaze Roxx stated in its review: “In the end, although I wasn’t expecting much from Firewind‘s new album, I found myself enjoying listening to it a lot, often banging my head to its tunes. For this, and its other good points, I can easily name Immortals the first truly enjoyable (there aren’t that many these days) power metal release of the year.”