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Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went, bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.
 

However long the song is was how long it took us to write it.
 

I don't feel a lack of hope. It's just disappointment that after all these years we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.
 

I like to deal in the reality of life. I'm too old to sing about women and things like that.
 

I love soccer. That's all I ever watch. I'll watch it all day if I can. But I'm too bloody old to play now.
 

I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started.
 

I never try and sound like Sabbath.
 

I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums. I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in.
 

I would not want to write something about something I do not think about.
 

I've been perfectly happily married for 25 years, and have a nice life. Inane things don't interest me.
 

If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band. Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys.
 

If you polish things too much, it loses the feeling.
 

It doesn't matter who you vote for. It's still the same billionaires that run the world.
 

It seems like the older bands are bigger than ever. We get a mixed crowd where you have kids and old blokes like me.
 

It's totally produced now. It's almost like a conveyor belt of what metal's supposed to be like these days. It's not music to me.
 

Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me. I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream.
 

Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though!
 

Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling.
 

The '80s were the worst period. You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair and calling themselves metal.
 

The Geezer album, Black Science, had a lot of keyboards and it did not work.
 


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