The Pulse Of Radio reports that Ozzy Osbourne and his guitarist Zakk Wylde have given a helping hand to a Canadian man whose CD collection was stolen out of his car while he was making a pizza delivery. According to CBC News, Josh Cook of St. John’s, New Brunswick was inside an apartment complex delivering the pizza when he heard his engine rev and ran outside to see his car speed off, with a large collection of music inside.
The car was later returned to the same location, irreparably damaged and missing Cook‘s trove of hard rock and metal CDs — all except one disc by Wylde‘s band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. Somehow Wylde‘s son got word of what happened and within a few days, an enormous box of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY swag arrived on Cook‘s doorstep. That was followed a few days later by a box containing Ozzy Osbourne T-shirts, a signed photo and a complete discography of Ozzy‘s work, including all his solo CDs and his catalog with BLACK SABBATH.
Cook said: “These guys, they don’t know who I am, but they set me up with all this stuff. It’s amazing.”
Neither Wylde nor Ozzy have issued any comments on the matter.
Ozzy reunited with Wylde for the first time in more than a decade last year, with Wylde — who first joined Ozzy‘s solo band back in 1988 — joining the Prince Of Darkness for some 2017 shows and his upcoming “No More Tours 2” trek, which is expected to last through 2020.
Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that playing guitar for him is a high-pressure job. “Whoever stands in the shoes of another guitar player that’s played with me has got a lot to achieve, you know. And no matter what I say to them, you know — Zakk was the new guy once, and Randy [Rhoads] was the new guy once, and Jake E. Lee was the new guy — it’s got to be the hardest gig in the world after all them guys I’ve had, from Tony Iommi onwards, you know. I mean, the guitar players I’ve worked with in my career have been unbelievable, you know.”
Ozzy‘s final world tour kicks off this spring with dates in Mexico, South America and Europe, coming to North America in August. It’s slated to last until 2020.
He insisted that he is not retiring from music at the end of the tour, but is instead saying goodbye to long global treks in favor of select shows.
He also said at a press conference last month that he has “eight or nine” song ideas for a new album, which he may work on once the tour is completed.