Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G.
, who joined Ozzy Osbourne
's band just under a decade ago, says that "it was a little bit of a relief" to find out that the BLACK SABBATH
singer was getting back together with his longtime axeman Zakk Wylde
It was announced last April that Wylde
would be rejoining Ozzy
's backing group for all his upcoming solo show dates. Osbourne
's touring lineup also includes Rob "Blasko" Nicholson
on bass, Tommy Clufetos
on drums and Adam Wakeman
, who played on Ozzy
's latest studio album, 2010's "Scream"
, said in a new interview with TrueMetal.it
that he wasn't upset when he found out that Ozzy
was going to be working with Zakk
"Honestly, it was a little bit of a relief, because I was just kind of tired of waiting around for all these years, not hearing anything" about potential tours or recording activities, Gus
said. "Of course, [Ozzy
] was very busy with BLACK SABBATH
— I understand that — but then in between of all that, there would be all these one-off [solo Ozzy
] shows popping up and I had to make myself available for that. But there was never any… I felt like there was no… I didn't see stuff coming up for the future, you know? So, as much as I loved being in that band and working with him, in a way, it was a little bit of a dead end for me, speaking personally. Of course, now he's gonna go...