In a new interview with Guitar World, Ozzy Osbourne talked about his album ‘Ordinary Man’ & what he disliked about the 80s hair bands.
When asked about guitar solos on his new solo album, Ozzy mocked the 80s bands, saying:
“He’s a great guitar player! And what I admire about Andrew Watt is, in that space for the solo, a lot of people would just shred through it.
“I mean, we all saw the wheedle-wheedle-wheedle thing in the f*cking ’80s. Every f*cking hair-band was wheedle-wheedle-wheedle. On everything. And you go, ‘Oh, for f*ck’s sake!’
“But Andrew thought melodically. He would start with the melody, and then he would go off, and then he would come back to it. He’s got flair. And it’s tastier when someone can compliment what I’m singing.
“I mean, Zakk Wylde, he’s fu*king insane, he’s great. But so is Andrew. And Zakk’s heard a couple of tracks. My drummer Tommy [touring drummer Tommy Clufetos] has heard it. He said, ‘I love this stuff. It’s great.’ They understand.”