Thursday, April 29, 2021

Ozzy Osbourne shares new album update

Ozzy Osbourne is sharing an update on the progress of the follow-up to 2020’s “Ordinary Man.”

Last summer, Ozzy’s wife and manger Sharon confirmed the rocker was regrouping with Andrew Watt for the set, with the producer/guitarist revealing last December that the project was about half done.

Now, in a new interview with Metal Hammer, the Black Sabbath legend sheds more light on the record.

“I’ve done 15 tracks,” says Ozzy. “It’s kept me alive you know. These past two years I’ve been in a terrible fucking state between the accident [he seriously injured himself after falling at home in 2019] and then the pandemic. It’s kept me sane – I’ve needed the music.

“I struggle a bit, but slowly but surely we’re getting there. My only concern right now is finishing the bloody thing. We’ve got the same production time as the last time, so there’s definitely going to be some similarities. But you’ll just have to wait and see what you think.”


While “Ordinary Man” featured a core lineup of Watt, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Watt has revealed that the new album brings Metallica (and former Ozzy) bassist Robert Trujillo into the mix alongside Smith and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. See also:

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