Members of Metallica, Foo Fighters and RHCP to feature on new Ozzy Osbourne album
Back in October, our eyes were pretty much popping out of our skulls at the news that Ordinary Man producer Andrew Watt had gathered together Post Malone, Metallica’s Rob Trujillo, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and more for an epic jam session for his 30th birthday. And now it seems as though some of these legendary musicians are continuing their work with him on a new Ozzy Osbourne record.
Andrew has revealed that “there’s a bunch of people involved” in the follow-up to this year’s Ordinary Man, confirming that – while they won’t definitely make the cut as they’re “just halfway through” the record’s creative process right now – Chad, Rob and Taylor have all joined in the fun on this LP, working on the “basic tracks” so far.
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“I started doing a bunch of basic tracks with Chad and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy’s band,” the producer tells Guitar World. “And Taylor Hawkins also came in and played a bunch on the record as well, which adds a different flair – it kind of harkened back to Ozzy’s ‘80s era, in a great way. And I think it’s so cool for a rock fan to be able to listen to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and then you flip it over and you get to hear Taylor Hawkins.
“And you know, the last album was really special for everyone involved. And so there was no point in Ozzy or me doing this again unless we thought we could bring something new to the table. And I feel like we’re achieving that.”
He also adds that, “There’s some songs on there that are like eight or nine minutes long that are these really crazy journeys. I’m really excited about it.”
Catch Ozzy and Judas Priest on the road at the following live dates:
26 Germany – Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
28 Czech Republic – Prague O2 Arena
31 Switzerland – Zurich Hallenstadion
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
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
(* = New date without Judas Priest)
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