Rock wildman Ozzy Osbourne was stunned to be told he was releasing a new album of old material - because he has only made six original records since quitting Black Sabbath in 1979.

The singer-turned-MTV star, who has now reunited with his former band on several occasions, is astounded by the way his manager-wife SHARON and record company Sony are able to repackage his music to keep fans satisfied.

He jokes, "When Sharon first mentioned that Sony were putting out a box set I thought, 'What of?'

"I must be in the Guinness Book Of Records for having the most f**king compilation albums from only six records.

"There's THE OZZMAN COMETH, THE OZZMAN GOETH, THE OZZMAN DIETH, THE OZZMAN COMETH BACKWARDS."

17/03/2005 09:30