Ozzy Osbourne has ditched plans to link up with former GUNS N' ROSES star BUCKETHEAD - because the guitarist refused to lose his famous look.

The guitarist was called in as Ozzy's possible latest guitarist for this year's (05) Ozzfest tour, but Osbourne admits he couldn't persuade the eccentric axeman to ditch his trademark KFC bucket hat and white facemask - and he refused to call him Buckethead.

Ozzy tells rock magazine Revolver, "I met with him and asked him to work with me but only if he got rid of the f**king bucket.

"I came back a bit later and he's wearing this green f**king Martian's-hat thing. I said, 'Look, just be yourself.'

"He told me his name was BRIAN, so I said that's what I'd call him. He says, 'No one calls me Brian except my mother.' So I said, 'Pretend I'm your mum then.'"

Ozzy is now looking to reunite with former guitarist pal Zakk Wylde for the 10th anniversary tour this summer.

He adds, "He's f**king nuts. It depends on a lot of things. He'll probably be with me."

06/01/2005 02:53