Thursday, December 17, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne new album update

Ozzy Osbourne producer Andrew Watt is sharing an update on the legendary rocker’s latest studio album.

The pair, who previously teamed up for 2020’s “Ordinary Man”, recently regrouped to work on some more new music.

"We're about halfway through,” Watt tells Guitar World. “But, you know, it's been hard with Covid and everything to keep him safe. We all test every day before we work and it's just me, Ozzy and my engineer. So it's taken a little longer this time, but it's cool because the last one was made in this, like, swift love affair of passion, like, 'Oh my God, this is incredible!'

"But this time everyone's moving a little slower and we're taking a little more time. And the songs, there's some songs on there that are like eight or nine minutes long that are these really crazy journeys. I'm really excited about it."

While “Ordinary Man” featured a core lineup of Watt, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, the new project aldready sees some new faces in the roon.

"There's a bunch of people involved,” explains Watt. “I can't say for sure until the end, but I started doing a bunch of basic tracks with Chad and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy's band. And Taylor Hawkins also came in and played a bunch on the record as well, which adds a different flair – it kind of harkened back to Ozzy's ‘80s era, in a great way. And I think it's so cool for a rock fan to be able to listen to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and then you flip it over and you get to hear Taylor Hawkins.

"And you know, the last album was really special for everyone involved. And so there was no point in Ozzy or me doing this again unless we thought we could bring something new to the table. And I feel like we're achieving that."

“Ordinary Man” debuted at No. 3 on both the US Billboard 200 and the UK, where the singer scored the highest-charting album of his solo career.

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