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PODCAST: Ozzy Osbourne talks to the Phoenix about his new book [MP3]

"[P]eople think that I live in this Bavarian castle and sleep upside down in the fucking rafters, and fly around the gantry every night," Ozzy Osbourne told Phoenix editor Lance Gould over the phone a few days ago. Instead, judging from their little tête-à-tête last week about Osbourne's latest autobiography, I Am Ozzy (written with an assist from journalist Chris Ayres), he might have more in common with Frank McCourt and Monty Python than Count Dracula.

Perhaps less unexpected is his professed kinship to Spinal Tap: "[W]hen I saw Spinal Tap, I didn't think it was funny at all. I've lost myself on my way to the stage. It was like a documentary to me."

And speaking of actual spinal taps, turns out Ozzy has a special fondness for the Bean -- and its top-notch hospitals. According to the new book, he's come here twice to treat serious medical issues. Quoth Ozz: "Well, Boston's always been a great town of mine. They love my music, I love playing in Boston. ... And the doctors there are the best."

You can read the full transcript of the interview here, or hear the whole thing from the Ozz Man himself:

DOWNLOAD: Ozzy Osbourne, on I Am Ozzy [MP3]


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