Cozy Powell Quotes
"I was too busy with Brian's tour to notice what happened in Costa Mesa. Later I heard about it and I think it was all rather pathetic and embarrassing. It seemed as if all the oldies were dug up again. I saw pictures on MTV of Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio and even Rob Halford who replaced Dio. Black Sabbath just looked like a travelling circus and everyone behind the scenes tried not to laugh. After all the changes in the line-up especially the last five years it isn't possible to build up or keep any creditworthiness as a band. If Black Sabbath wants to keep any right to exist it should keep this line-up for a few years. If this line-up will break up within a year I think that Sabbath's future will go down with the next change."
"The music business is a big cesspit. A few young bands are given a change by the record companies. In the early days they signed up a lot more bands but nowadays they only want to invest in bands who will make a profit. The popular bands of today are mostly prefab bands, developed by the record companies. The bands are put together in the studio and by using a lot of equipment and expensive producers they record a hit song. Nowadays there aren't much songs that really affect me, perhaps it's my age. It's good to see that a lot of bands are still influenced by Black Sabbath. The grunge period was just a weak infusion of our songs from the early seventies. To be honest, we were surprised by the sudden success of 'Nativity In Black' in the States. The last ten years almost no one was interested in the band and suddenly we were famous again. Especially the press was kindly disposed towards us. In spite of my criticism I cannot deny that I am proud to be a member of this band. I've put my experience in the new CD and it sounds good enough to get excited about it. I've put my second solo album on ice for a while. It's finished but Sabbath has the first priority now and I can do only one thing at a time. I've closed a Japanese deal and together with Neil Murray, Glenn Tipton and John West I have perhaps a future band to fall back on."
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