Ozzy Osbourne: People don't buy albums any more
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 February 2020
Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne has admitted he feels disenchanted with the current state of the music industry
Ozzy Osbourne feels disenchanted with the current state of the music industry.
The 71-year-old rock star – who rose to prominence during the 70s as the lead vocalist of Black Sabbath – has expressed frustration at the changing landscape of the music business.
He said: "Because of Spotify, nobody buys f***ing records any more."
Ozzy feels that albums are quickly forgotten these days, rather than being cherished as they once were.
The rock icon told The Sun newspaper: "People will soon forget about taking an album home, reading the sleeve and experiencing an album's worth of music.
"'Sgt Pepper's was a great record. The Beatles are my favourites, you know. When I met Paul McCartney, it was the highlight of my life.
"I was so surprised at how nice he was and I also met Ringo ... what a great bloke. The thing about The Beatles was they always had the best melodies. All I've tried to do in my career is put a melody to a dark riff."
Meanwhile, Ozzy previously insisted rock music can't die while he's still alive.
The singer rubbished suggestions that the genre is already dead – but admitted to being surprised by some of the recent changes in the music industry.
Ozzy – whose new album is called 'Ordinary Man' – said: "I'm still alive. [But] I never thought in my lifetime I'd see the demise of records.
"I never use the computer. It's totally changed. A lot of people steal music now, so a lot of people can't afford to do it anymore."