You thought Ozzy Osbourne was kidding about being inspired by his Post Malone collab. Here’s how the Prince Of Darkness’ new album came together.
The first new album by Ozzy Osbourne in nearly a decade will be titled Ordinary Man. There’s no release date yet; but if Ozzy’s wife Sharon is to be believed the album could arrive in our hands (or on our devices) as soon as January. Here’s the story, straight from the Prince of Darkness himself.
“It all started when [my daughter] Kelly comes in and says ‘do you want to work on a Post Malone song?… My first thing was ‘who the fuck is Post Malone?!’ I went to Andrew’s [Watt] house and he said we will work really quick. After we finished that song, he said ‘would you be interested in starting an album.’ I said ‘that would be f**king great, but now I am thinking I don’t want to be working in a basement studio for six months! And in just a short time, we had the album done. Duff [McKagan] and Chad [Smith] came in and we would go in and jam during the day and I would go work out the songs in the evenings. I previously had said to Sharon I should be doing an album, but in the back of my mind I was going ‘I haven’t got the fucking strength…’ but Andrew pulled it out of me. I really hope people listen to it and enjoy it, because I put my heart and soul into this album.
“This album was a gift from my higher power–it is proof to me that you should never give up.”
So who’s playing on “Under The Graveyard”? The press release issued with the song says the following:
Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums.
So no Zakk Wylde guitar as far as we know. But Ozzy’s favorite guitarist should be hitting the road with Ozzy for the rescheduled run of No More Tours 2 dates that includes a Kansas City stop on June 26, 2020.
“Under The Graveyard”
And if for some reason you haven’t heard his excellent collaboration with Post Malone, “Take What You Want”, here it is. For what it’s worth, 105-1 The X is the only station in Kansas City playing it.