Bob Daisley Opens Up About Trust Issues With Ozzy Osbourne

Bob Daisley sat down with Artists On Record and revealed whether or not he has trust issues with Ozzy Osbourne.

During the chat, he recalled working with the Black Sabbath singer. He was asked if he felt comfortable during his comeback with the singer after getting fired from the band. He said:

“Well, the first time I went back it kind of felt like I’m working for the band that I helped make. That’s how it felt, it just it wasn’t a good feeling, but I loved working with Ozzy. Randy had gone, Lee wasn’t in the band anymore. Well, for a while they got rid of me and Lee because I kept standing up for Lee, not out of any sort of blind loyalty or anything like that, I just didn’t agree with getting rid of Lee. I wouldn’t agree with it just out of principle. So they got rid of both of us.”

The bassist then revealed a few things about Ozzy’s albums:

“Then about six weeks later I got the call to come back. So that was the way that Lee was gone. When I went back and there was no Lee it was just Ozzy and the original members then when we did the ‘Bark at the Moon’ album with Jake E. Lee. Jake was a great player and I got on good with Jake but that third album was meant to be with Randy. It was supposed to happen in 1982.”

Daisley made a guest appearance on ‘Bark At The Moon,’ a project that faced a one-year delay following Randy Rhoads’ tragic passing. He explained how he came to rejoin the band during this period:

“When I was asked to come back I think I agreed to come back as a guest or [said], ‘Okay I’ll come in, co-write stuff with Randy and we’ll do the album and I don’t know if I’ll go on the road,’ that sort of thing. Then Randy was killed in March ’82 and everything was put on the back burner so that third album didn’t happen until 1983 with Jake E. Lee.”

Why Daisley Really Returned To The Band

During another interview, Daisley reflected on rejoining Ozzy in 1983 for ‘Bark at the Moon.’

Daisley revealed that his return wasn’t driven by a strong desire on his part. Rather, he came back because the albums he worked on with Uriah Heep at the time, namely 1982’s ‘Abominog’ and 1983’s ‘Head First,’ didn’t achieve the success he had hoped for:

“To be honest with you, I didn’t really want to go back to Ozzy, but I kind of had to. Things weren’t taking off like I had hoped for with Uriah Heep, and it was down to really getting the record company behind it and doing something with it, which they didn’t.”

He mentioned the one chance the band missed out on:

“We passed them a really good ball, and they wouldn’t run with it.”

You can see the recent interview below.