I don't feel a lack of hope. It's just disappointment that after all these years we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.
I like to deal in the reality of life. I'm too old to sing about women and things like that.
I've been perfectly happily married for 25 years, and have a nice life. Inane things don't interest me.
What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce. I said, That's what I want to do in life. He was definitely the main influence.
We were into Hendrix and Cream, who were like the heaviest bands around at that time. We just wanted to be heavier than everybody else!
Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal, we would polish them to death.
The Geezer album, Black Science, had a lot of keyboards and it did not work.
I love soccer. That's all I ever watch. I'll watch it all day if I can. But I'm too bloody old to play now.
Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though!
It's totally produced now. It's almost like a conveyor belt of what metal's supposed to be like these days. It's not music to me.
Without a doubt, Ozzy is the craziest person I've ever met. Son of Sam is a close second.
I never try and sound like Sabbath.
To do the Ozzfest again would be great. I'd like to finish with a final Sabbath album. You always feel that it is still a challenge.
Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling.