Lee Kerslake Responds to Sharon Osbourne-We were a band called Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz

July 13, 2019

 Jimmy Kay from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke to former Ozzy Osbourne, Uriah Heep Drummer Lee Kerslake on a live Youtube Chat

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 Lee responded to Sharon Osbourne's recent claims that Ozzy Osbourne was always a solo act in the early days and never a band called Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz. She said (Celebrity Access Encore)  "It was never a band. There's no way. It was Ozzy Osbourne." 

Lee also gave an update on his health, his upcoming documentary with new interviews with Kiss.  As well an update on his upcoming solo album titled 11Teen.

In regards to Sharon Osbourne's recent claims that Ozzy was always a solo act and never a band
"First of all Sharon wasn't our manager at the beginning, Don Arden's son David was our manager for a time and he asked us what are we going to call the band? Then Bob Daisley said what about  Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz?  So they went with that. The whole team at the office said yes and that was before Sharon came over and took over as the manager. I have the recollection that we spent quiet a bit of time naming the band also I wouldn't have joined Ozzy it is wasn't a band. I wasn't out of work. I was doing my own solo venture where I got a call saying you have got to join this band.  So then I said I will audition them and they can audition me. After my audition was a success I said if we are a band then I am in. Then Ozzy said this band will never part. That is all I needed, was Ozzy the singer in his words saying we were a band and that's when we started working. "

When asked when Ozzy did his first tour of the U.K.  on the Blizzard of Ozz , what was the band billed as  on the tour, which started September 12, 1980
"Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz."


 When asked about his upcoming documentary and interviews with Kiss
"I had the most wonderful honour to see Kiss. We asked the band through my director, producer Tayla Goodman of my documentary. She got in touch with their manager and the manager said I just spoke with Paul and Gene  and they both turned around and said without question anything Lee wants, he gets, we honour him cause he is a legend. The we had a long chat about the good old days. Also they let me go see their show in the UK and they treated me like royalty. Then we did an interview with them. I would also like to mention that Ian Paice from Deep Purple and Joe Elliot have also been interviewed for my documentary and now we are waiting to catch up with  Nicko Mcbrain from Iron Maiden for an interview."


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