Monday, September 16, 2019

Ozzy Osbourne finishes new solo album

Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he recently completed recording a new solo album as he continues to recover at home from a series of illnesses, injuries and surgeries that sidelined his 2019 live schedule earlier this year,

Osbourne tells The Sun that the project was kick-started after he guested on a track by rapper Post Malone.

"I'd never even heard of this kid,” says Osbourne. “He wanted me to sing on his song 'Take What You Want', so I did and then one thing led to another. I started recording a new album with Post Malone's producer Andrew Watt. It's only nine tracks, but it was a catalyst to get me to where I am today.

"If it wasn't for making this record, I would still be on traction, thinking, 'I'm going to be lying here forever.' I've missed music so badly. My fans are so loyal and so good. Up until making the album, I thought I was dying. But that got me off my arse."

The singer’s 12th studio record marks his first solo material since 2010’s “Scream.”

"This is my first recording in a studio for 10 years, so I do feel a bit out of touch,” Osbourne admits. "Music goes straight online these days and that's quicker than it takes me to write a text. It's all about downloads and streaming now. What does that mean? What's Spotify? I thought it was a skin problem where you woke up Spotified.

"The album was all finished in four weeks. I said to [wife and manager] Sharon that I didn't feel like I'd made an album because we haven't ended up screaming at each other."

While fans await details of the new album, Osbourne will release a solo career-spanning, limited edition vinyl box set, “See You On The Other Side”, on November 29, and is scheduled to resume his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour next January.

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