Rob Zombie Recalls Hilariously Uncomfortable First Meeting with Ozzy Osbourne


LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs at Ozzfest 2016 at San Manuel Amphitheater on September 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ABA).


Ozzy Osbourne may come across as an affable, easy-going guy when appearing in his TV reality shows, but Rob Zombie says meeting the former Black Sabbath frontman in person was nothing short of “uncomfortable.”

In a new interview with Apple Music, Zombie recalls his “very weird” first meeting with Osbourne. “I went to his house; I don’t remember why,” Zombie says. “I thought, oh, it’s going to be a bunch of people. My manager will be there. Sharon will be there, whatever.” But it turned out that only Osbourne was home to greet him, Zombie says.

“Ozzy’s like, ‘Oh, Rob, I want to play you my new record,'” Zombie recalls. “So he puts on his new record. I think he’s going to play one song maybe. He plays the whole album looking directly at me, singing most of it. I’m simultaneously thinking, ‘This is awesome, and this is so uncomfortable, I don’t know what to do.'”

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