Ozzy Osbourne is in headlines this week after Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin spoke out about stepping in for tracks on re-releases of two of Osbourne's albums after Lee Kerslake and Bob Daisley left the band, saying the situation was "weird".
Bordin and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo came on board for the re-release of Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman, and the original recorded drum and bass tracks were removed. While he says it was an awesome experience, it was also a tough position to be in.
"That was a really kind of f**ked up thing. It's funny that no one's actually mentioned that. That wasn't what I was going in expecting to do. It wasn't the way it was presented to me at all. I never knew that – but that doesn't lessen the fact that it happened....I will say this – to hear the original guitar, bass and drum tracks in my headphones while I was recording was one of the most insane things I'll ever experience. I think I heard some guitar solos that I'd never heard before. There's a reason why those albums are so good – they're magical. Far be it from me to ever want to f**k with that."
Bordin says that Osbourne was forced to replace the tracks due to legal issues with his former bandmates, but that the experience was still strange.
Ozzy's wife Sharon is also in headlines this week after reports that she collapsed from exhaustion; the 62-year old will be taking a month-long break from The Talk in order to rest. Sharon, who is a cancer survivor, released a statement through her rep.
"Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events. Sharon would like to thank everyone at The Talk for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support."
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