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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.”