Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Happy Ozzy's Back With Sabbath


Ozzy Osbourne's latest guitarist says he bears Black Sabbath no ill will -- even though it's put him out of a job right now.

Greek shredder Gus G, the Firewind leader who joined Osbourne's band for 2010's "Scream" album and subsequent world tour, tells us he's been enjoying seeing his boss reunite with Black Sabbath during the past couple of years:

"I'm the hugest Black Sabbath fan. I'm so happy these guys finally got together and did a record. I'm grateful for the record they've given us. I don't see it like I'm out of a gig; you cannot take an Ozzy Osbourne gig for granted, like it's your f*ckin' band. I've enjoyed every second of being on the road with him and making the record with him. And I was there, front row, when (Black Sabbath) played Download and on the tour last year. I love the record ('13'), man."

G -- who was born Kostas Karamitourdis -- has used his free time to make his first-ever solo album, "I Am the Fire," which comes out March 18. But he expects to be back with Osbourne at some point, though G isn't making any predictions about when:

"I'm like, 'It's his f*ckin' band, you know? You just be happy if the boss asks you to jam, 'cause right now he's jamming with the best. It is what it is."

G kicks off a 14-date European tour on May 1 in Finland. No North American shows are scheduled yet.

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