UFO Guitarist Says Ozzy Was Only Successful Because Of Musicians Around Him

During a recent appearance on Rock Interview Series YouTube channel, UFO guitarist Neil Carter shared his opinion on legendary Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne.

“Watching them, I mean, I’ve never been a massive fan of Ozzy’s voice,” Neil said. “I like Ozzy himself, and he’s a very funny man, extremely funny guy, but watching that band on stage with Tommy Aldridge, Rudy Sarzo, and then you’ve got Don [Airey, keyboardist] sitting up in the tower, it was a great thing to watch.

“But I must admit, I used to watch the audience and thinking 19-20 thousand people going bonkers, and watching Ozzy stomping around the stage. I mean, it’s a very strange thing. I’ve never quite understood the appeal of Ozzy, but people love him.

“They actually think he’s the best thing ever, but he’s always had really good people with him,” Carter continued. “If you just had Ozzy on his own, it would be a slightly different story. He’s had great songwriters with him, and he had people like Bob Daisley [Ozzy Osbourne bassist], who I’ve worked with for a long time, writing the lyrics.

“That band was spectacular, the band with Randy, Rudy Sarzo and Tommy Aldridge, which is absolutely incredible to watch. I used to just be in awe of Randy’s playing, it was so good.”

Ozzy‘s wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, recently revealed that Ozzy‘s follow-up to 2020’s Ordinary Man will arrive in September this year.