“I was going to kick the ass of new rock bands”

In a new interview with Heavy New York, Ozzy Osbourne drummer Tommy Clufetos, who also remembers his appearance on black sabbathfrom the farewell tour, shared his opinion on new rock bands.

When the interviewer brought up the issue, the drummer said he liked “a little bit of danger”. He also reminisced about the past and revealed that there was a fight between the groups and the competition.

“I’ve heard some of these bands – I hear a retro thing, but it doesn’t have the same feel as that old music to me,” he said. “I think bands rocked harder back then.

“I miss the sweat factor. Nothing beats those early guys. When you look at Little Richard, and he hammers home, there’s just a different passion these guys had.

“And I think in the 70s, the guys carried that energy and there was this competition and this fight between the groups and the competition that went on. Now everything is a little pleasant.

“Maybe that’s it – everything is so nice and friendly. I like a little danger. There is not too much danger in these new groups. I think that’s what I miss – it’s not dangerous. Good rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to be a dangerous thing.

“When I get up there, I want to kick everybody’s ass. I don’t want to be friends with them… When I came and played in clubs, and there was another band , I was going to kick their asses.

“When I got on stage with other drummers, even though I was in the opening band and there was a headliner, I wanted to kick that drummer’s ass, which is not not a bad thing.

“It’s not a lack of respect. It’s, ‘Look out, I’m coming.’ And I play like that. And I’ve played with younger guys – they don’t play like that. Old people play like that.

Virginia F. Goins