Ozzy Osbourne is releasing a new album in January and we, the fans are super excited.
Recently Ozzy collaborated with Post Malone on a song titled ‘Take What You Want’ which got mixed responses from Ozzy’s fans.
In a brand new interview with Billboard, Post Malone‘s producer, Andrew Watt talked about the experience of working with Ozzy.
“One night, Post was at the Rainbow Bar & Grill and saw this picture of Ozzy, and he bought it and took it home. When I heard that, I had this image of him walking down Sunset with that picture, and I was, like, ‘I gotta make a song for Post and Ozzy.’ I’ve said insane sh*t out loud before, and this was one of those times.
“I’d never met Ozzy before, but I had met his daughter [Kelly Osbourne]. I told her my idea and asked if she thought her dad would be into it. She’s a Post fan, so she’s, like, ‘Yes, absolutely.’ Then Ozzy got really sick and was in the hospital, so it was, like, ‘He’s gonna do it,’ but then his health was taking longer, and it was, like, ‘Is he gonna do it?’ I just kept staying on Kelly and [Osbourne‘s wife] Sharon, and eventually, they told me to come over. So we did it. That experience was incredible.”
Andrew recalls how he contacted Chad Smith and Duff McKagan as well.
“The day after [the vocals for ‘Take What You Want’ were recorded], Ozzy texted me, like, ‘I want you to make an album with me,'” Andrew recalled. “I was, like, that would be amazing, but can I do this? I picked up the phone and called up Chad Smith. I said, ‘Dude, Ozzy just asked me to make an album for him. Are you down to do it?’ And he said, ‘Are you f*cking kidding me? When?’ Then I called up Duff McKagan from GUNS N’ ROSES and he said, ‘Are you f*cking kidding me? When?’
“We wrote and recorded Ozzy‘s entire album, musically, in four days. There was no premeditation. The three of us just got in my basement, put on headphones, looked at each other, and wrote 12 songs, 10 of which constitute the album. It was magic. I don’t even remember it.
He concluded, saying:
“Then Ozzy came over to my basement to listen to music. I played him all 10 tracks at full volume, and at the end he just goes, ‘It’s cool.’ And my heart just f*ckin’ went into my gut. He was, like, ‘I’ll call you tomorrow.’ Stands up, gets his cane, goes upstairs. I go, ‘Oh my God, he hated it! What do I do?’ He calls me the next day, like, ‘Okay, so when do we start writing?’ I sound like I’m making this up, but he comes over the next day, and we made Ozzy‘s entire album from top to bottom — all music, guitar solos, all vocals written — in four weeks. It’s the proudest of anything I’ve ever been because it brought the 12-year-old kid out of me again. Don’t get me wrong, I love the pop music that I make, but this is what I feel like I was born to do: play rock guitar. I got to be f*ckin’ Randy Rhoads in 2019.”
Legendary JUDAS PRIEST have confirmed that they will take a part in a previously postponed European tour with Ozzy Osbourne, which will be rescheduled for 2020. Legendary BLACK SABBATH singer has announced the postponement of all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. Ozzy has been delaying all the tours due to the prolonged sickness and we are expected to see him back in action sometime next year. Ozzy is also going to release an album next year which will be the first album in over a decade