Sam Parker of Asylum.co.uk recently conducted an interview with legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Asylum.co.uk: Ozzy, we all know about the bat incident, but is there any animal you definitely would not consider eating?
Ozzy: Actually I don’t eat much meat at all these days: I’m more likely to bite the head off a fucking lettuce than a bat — or any other animal for that matter. That’s what happens when you get to the age of 62: you order a medium-rare steak, and you can’t shit for a week, man. Pills don’t solve the problem, either. You’d need a couple of sticks of dynamite to unclog the Prince of Darkness after plate of ribeye.
Asylum.co.uk: Some of us on the team are getting receding hairlines, whereas you still have a beautiful head of hair. Is it real, and if so, any hair care treatments you recommend?
Ozzy: It’s all real — I’m very lucky to have been blessed with good hair genes. If it’s thinning or receding, my advice is to shave it all off, man. It’s a battle you can’t win, unless you’ve got a serious amount of time and dough to throw at the problem
Asylum.co.uk: A bad hangover, one too many coffees, and a packed tube — suddenly we’re on the verge of a panic attack. Have you ever encountered this problem? What did you do?
Ozzy: Sounds familiar. If it were me in my drinking days, I’ve had got off the train at the next station and had another pint. As far as I was concerned, another pint could cure fucking anything. Which explains why I had hangover that lasted 40 years.
Asylum.co.uk: You were born in Birmingham but now you live in America. Do you think leaving Britain behind has helped you stay fit?
Ozzy: I still have a place in England, and I spend a lot of time there, so the contrast with L.A. — where everyone’s trying to live forever — is un-fucking-believable, man. It’s all about finding a balance, if you ask me. You don’t want to kill yourself to have a good time, like a lot of people do in England. But you also don’t want to try so hard to live forever that you forget how to fucking live.
Read the entire interview from Asylum.co.uk.