Ozzy Osbourne Completes Work On New Album

Ozzy Osbourne has finished work on a follow-up to 2020’s Ordinary Man. New album is due to be released later this year via Epic Records.

Legendary Black Sabbath singer shared the news on social media, writing: “I’m so happy to let everyone know that I finished my new album this week and delivered it to my label Epic Records. I’ll be sharing all the information about the album and its’ upcoming release with you in the next several weeks.”

Last month, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who played on Ordinary Man, confirmed that he will also appear on Ozzy‘s new record. “We made another [Ozzy album], and it’s getting mastered tomorrow,” he said during an appearance on the “Talk Is Jericho” podcast. “We’ve got Robert Trujillo [Metallica] playing on some songs, who’s been in Ozzy‘s band. Duff‘s [McKaganGuns N’ Roses bassist] on a couple again. Me and [producer/guitarist] Andrew [Watt] are doing it.

He went on to say that “the English royalty of guitar players” has been recruited to guest on Osbourne‘s new album.

Tony Iommi and Ozzy have never collaborated outside of Black Sabbath,” Chad said. “Tony sent us a bunch of riffs and we took what we thought was the best of ’em, which was f*cking great. So Andy‘s on the bass doing f*cking great — the bass on the song is amazing. And Tony sent us the riffs — files; he’s in England — and we played to it. It’s f*cking got everything. It’s got all the stuff that you would want. Ozzy loves it. And so he’s on that track.

“Then Eric Clapton plays a f*cking wah-wah Cream-type solo. We’re, like, ‘Eric, can you solo on this song? Wah-wah, please. Eric, what do you think about this, with the wah-wah?’ Because that’s his f*cking thing. And so he’s soloing all over this other track. Then Jeff Beck is on two songs. We tried to get Jimmy Page [Led Zeppelin], we tried to get the holy trinity, but I don’t think Page plays anymore too much, unfortunately. But Mike McCready‘s [PEARL JAM] on a track. Josh Homme, my neighbor from Queens [Of The Stone Age], solos on a track. And then Zakk Wylde is on the record as well, all over it. So it’s like if you’re a guitar player, [it’s] pretty f*cking good.”