Zakk Wylde Isn’t Involved In The New Ozzy Osbourne Album
Last month, Ozzy announced that a new album was on the way in a video shared on social media. The as-yet-untitled album reportedly took just four weeks to make, and it was Ozzy’s collab with Post Malone that sparked such rabid creativity.
However, Zakk (who has worked with Ozzy since 1988’s No Rest For The Wicked album) has said that he’s not on the record.
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“We didn’t do anything on that. Ozzy, he just jammed with some friends that he knows. He was just, like, ‘Hey, Zakk, I ended up tracking some stuff,’ and I was, like, ‘Oh, great, Ozzy,’” he told the Cassius Morris Show.
“That Post Malone thing I heard was awesome. Post came down to a Black Label Society show half a year ago – before the Ozzy thing. He came down and was like, ‘Hey, Zakk, what’s happening?’ A really cool guy.
“When I heard the track, Ozzy sounds great on it, man. But no, I didn’t have anything to do with the stuff that Ozzy just recorded.”
But lovers of Wylde have nothing to worry about, as Zakk said, “we could always get together and record another thing. So it’s all good, man.”
Ozzy was recently forced to postpone his UK and European leg of No More Tours II for the second time due to his health.
While recovering from a bout of pneumonia, the former Black Sabbath frontman fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating previous injuries from a 2003 ATV accident that required surgery. Or, as Ozzy put it in a video on social media, “This fucking neck thing I’ve got.”
“I’m not dying, I am recovering, it’s just taking a little bit longer than everyone thought it would.
“I’m bored stiff of being stuck on a fucking bed all day. I can’t wait to get off my ass and get going again. But you’re going to have to be a bit more patient.”
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The North American tour is still in place, and Ozzy has promised he’s going to “Knock your fucking socks off.”
Ozzy’s remaining North American dates are as follows in 2020.
27 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
29 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
31 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
2 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
6 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
11 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
13 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
18 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre
20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
24 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
28 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
1 Milwaukee, WI Amer. Family Ins. Amp — Summerfest
3 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
7 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
9 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
15 Portland, OR Moda Center
17 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
25 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
29 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
31 Las Vegas, CA MGM Grand Garden Arena
Listen to the first 13 seconds of the second single from Ozzy’s upcoming solo album, Ordinary Man.
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