Ahead of the release of 13, Black Sabbath's latest album, fronter Ozzy Osbourne has spoke with Rolling Stone magazine about the LPs influences, or lack thereof:
"I don't know what's going on in the music world. My wife mentions bands to me and I don't know what the f- she's talking about. We just do what we always did."
Producer Rick Rubin added his thoughts on 13's place within the Sabbath canon:
"I wanted to make an album that stood alongside their first four albums. The first album wasn't a straightforward heavy metal record. You could hear the jazz influence, so that was the goal, and to capture that live interaction."
13 is due sometime in June.
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