Zakk Wylde to Join Tour With Ozzy Osbourne in 2022
Zakk Wylde has revealed that he will join Ozzy Osbourne’s touring band when the Oz-man returns to the road in 2022.
“Ozz is getting himself back healthy, and then we’ll be back out on the road,” Wylde told Classic Rock.
Osbourne took a break from touring in 2018 after he fell and displaced metal rods in his back. The No More Tours trek was further delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wylde –who was born in Bayonne and grew up in Jackson, graduating from Jackson Memorial High in 1985–did not record with Osbourne on his Ordinary Man release, but praised producer Andrew Watt for doing “a great job.”
“I’m not on the new one either. Again it’s Ozz and Andrew. I understand why I’m not in the studio,” Wylde said. “Ozz once said to me that he didn’t want to be the lead singer in Black Label Society: ‘You have your own thing now, so go to it.”
He added, “I don’t have to be involved in everything Ozz does. I’ll always be there for him and Sharon. If they call now and ask me to go over to feed their dogs for three days… I’m there.”