The artwork for Ozzy Osbourne’s new album as well as further details
Osbourne has been releasing information fairly regularly over the last couple of months, the latest bit of news was the launch of the title track – a duet with Elton John. Previously, the singles “Straight to Hell” and “Under the Graveyard were made available. He spoke about the title song as well as the album: “It was a lot of fun to do, and it’s a lot different from my other albums. We recorded it quickly, which I haven’t done since the first Black Sabbath album. This made it a different process, which I actually enjoyed.”
Osbourne started working on the new music last year when a serious fall forced him to postpone touring plans. He found that this inability to perform allowed him to concentrate on other things – such as writing and recording new material. “If it wasn’t for making this record, I would still be on traction, thinking, ‘I’m going to be lying here forever.'” He added, “My fans are so loyal and so good. Up until making the album, I thought I was dying. But that got me off my arse. … It’s the greatest album I’ve done.”
Of course, the added highlights were the addition of high-profile collaborations which include, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Osbourne spoke about how Elton John got involved, “When I was writing ‘Ordinary Man,’ it reminded me of an old Elton song, and I said to Sharon (Osbourne), ‘I wonder if he would sing on it?’ We asked and, lo and behold, he agreed, and sings and play piano on the song.”
Now as he has returned to better
‘Ordinary Man’ will include a code that can be entered into a contest for a chance to win prizes, including a laminate that will get the winner into any Osbourne show in 2020.