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Ozzy Osbourne confirms guest guitarists on next solo album

Ozzy Osbourne has been working with guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde for the follow-up to Ordinary Man…

Ozzy Osbourne confirms guest guitarists on next solo album
Words:
Emily Carter
Photo:
Jonathan Weiner

The follow-up to 2020's awesome Ordinary Man album is looking even more star-studded now, with Ozzy Osbourne confirming new guitar guests following last year's news that The Prince Of Darkness was working with Metallica​’s Rob Trujillo, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith.

In the latest episode of Ozzy Speaks (via Blabbermouth), the musician reveals to co-host Billy Morrison that he's also recruited Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde for his next solo effort, which is being produced once again by Andrew Watt.

"You just write the song and you just ask them to sing [or play] what you [give them]," Ozzy says of the process. "The good thing is it's interesting to work with somebody else. But the bad thing is if it don't work, you can't [just let it go] ’cause they'll get all pissed off."

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Specifically addressing the latter situation, Ozzy reveals, "Eric Clapton, on this new record, one of the lyrics was about Jesus, and he wasn't sure about that. But it was all right in the end… [The solo he did] is very good."

In May this year, Ozzy said he had "13 or 14 really strong songs" already in the works.

"[Andrew] goes in with a band,” he explained. "He gets some things going, and I’ll go, 'Yeah, I like that,’ 'No, I don’t like that,’ 'That’s okay.’ We’ve got, like, 13 [or] 14 really strong songs.

"When I get something really special, I go, 'Yes, this is a winner.’ There’s one [song] called Patient Number Nine. It’s one we wrote about Sharon [Osbourne] and I.”

Catch Ozzy and Judas Priest at the following live dates next year:

January 2022

26 Germany – Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
28 Czech Republic – Prague O2 Arena
31 Switzerland – Zurich Hallenstadion

February 2022

2 Hungary – Budapest Budapest Arena
5 Spain – Madrid WiZink Center
8 Italy – Bologna Unipol Arena
11 Germany – Mannheim SAP Arena
14 Germany – Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
17 Finland – Helsinki Hartwall Arena
19 Sweden – Stockholm Friends Arena
21 Germany – Dortmund Westfalenhalle
24 Germany – Munich Olympiahalle
27 UK – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

March 2022

1 Ireland – Dublin 3Arena
4 UK – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
7 UK – London The O2
9 UK – Manchester AO Arena
12 UK – Newcastle Utilita Arena
14 UK – Glasgow The SSE Hydro

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