Ozzy’s new album will feature guest appearances by Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde
Fans who were disappointed that Zakk Wylde had nothing to do with Ozzy Osbourne’s latest album, Ordinary man, or the new album Ozzy is making, which we do not yet know the title of, will surely be relieved to hear that Wylde is making it is gonna be on the Ozzy drive, at least a little bit.
Not only that, but the album will also feature guest spots from former bandmate Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi, as well as iconic guitarist Jeff Beck and iconic / total dipshit guitarist Eric Clapton.
Ozzy revealed the news on his own SiriusXM channel, commenting:
“You just write the song and you just ask them to sing [or play] what you [give them].
“The good thing is it’s interesting working with someone else. But the bad thing is if it doesn’t work you can’t [just let it go] because they are all going to get mad.
Ozzy then clarified that despite what he had just said, he had never had an issue with a guest’s contributions before:
“No. Eric Clapton, on this new album, one of the lyrics was about Jesus, and he wasn’t sure. But everything went well in the end … [The solo he did] it is very good.”
Ozzy’s new album is Once Against the production of Andrew Watts (Post Malone), who was also at the helm of Ordinary man. These albums also had notable guest contributors including Elton John, Slash (Guns N ‘Roses), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
In addition to the four guitarists named in this article, Ozzy’s new record will once again feature Smith on drums, along with drummer Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) and bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica).
Ozzy recently revealed that he will be having surgery again to help correct the neck and back injuries he sustained during a fall in 2019.
Ozzy is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of Stop crying with some special edition reissues including previously unreleased tracks like this version of “Hellraiser” with a duet with co-author Lemmy Kilmister.
Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, meanwhile, will release a new album titled Doom Crew Inc. November 26 via MNRK Music Group (fka eOne). Listen to the first single, “Set You Free”, here.
Next Ozzy live dates:
January 26 – Germany – Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena [tickets]
January 28 – Czech Republic – O2 Arena in Prague [tickets]
January 31 – Switzerland – Zurich Hallenstadion [tickets]
February 02 – Hungary – Budapest Budapest Arena (no Judas Priest) [tickets]
February 05 – Spain – Madrid WiZink Center [tickets]
February 08 – Italy – Bologna Unipol Arena [tickets]
February 11 – Germany – Mannheim SAP Arena [tickets]
February 14 – Germany – Hamburg Barclaycard Arena [tickets]
February 17 – Finland – Helsinki Hartwall Arena [tickets]
February 19 – Sweden – Stockholm Friends Arena [tickets]
February 21 – Germany – Dortmund Westfalenhalle [tickets]
February 24 – Germany – Olympiahalle Munich [tickets]
February 27 – UK – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena [tickets]
March 01 – Ireland – Dublin 3Arena [tickets]
04 March – United Kingdom – Birmingham Resorts World Arena [tickets]
Mar. 07 – United Kingdom – London The O2 [tickets]
March 09 – United Kingdom – Manchester AO Arena [tickets]
March 12 – UK – Newcastle Utilita Arena [tickets]
March 14 – UK – Glasgow The SSE Hydro [tickets]