Throughout a latest look on “The Graham Norton Radio Present”, Ozzy Osbourne‘s spouse and supervisor Sharon Osbourne confirmed that she and the legendary heavy steel singer are planning to maneuver again completely to their Buckinghamshire, U.Okay. property.
“I am again right here [in the U.K.] for 3 weeks proper now,” she mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi) on the time of the interview, which was performed in late April. “After which I am going residence once more for 3 after which come again right here for a pair. So I am going backwards and forwards till Christmas until we transfer right here completely.”
Requested if she is bringing your complete household again to England, Sharon mentioned: “I am bringing my hubby again. The youngsters are so American, they do not wanna come again right here. So it is simply Ozzy and I.”
As for a way Ozzy is doing proper now, Sharon mentioned: “He is good. He is actually, actually good. He is completed one other album which is popping out in September. And there we’re. He is busy within the studio. He nonetheless does all his writing and singing, and it retains him actually completely happy… He’ll by no means cease singing and writing. We have constructed him an enormous studio right here [at the house in the U.K.], so he can do all of it at residence. And he cannot wait to return again, to be sincere with you.”
Sharon went on to say that she has spent extra of her life in America than she has within the U.Okay. “I first left [England] within the ’70s after which got here again for a couple of years with the children and Ozzy after which went again [to America] once more,” she mentioned.
Requested if will probably be a “tradition shock” for her to maneuver again completely to the U.Okay. after spending a lot time overseas, Sharon mentioned: “No, as a result of we have at all times stored a house right here; we at all times did. And the children have properties right here. Not likely. Truly, proper now, right now of my life, I am simply so at residence. I’ve missed it for the previous few years — I’ve undoubtedly missed it. However I simply really feel very a lot at residence.”
This previous March, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, who performed on Ozzy‘s final studio album, 2020’s “Bizarre Man”, confirmed that he may also seem on the singer’s follow-up effort. “We made one other [Ozzy album], and it is getting mastered tomorrow,” he mentioned throughout an look on the “Discuss Is Jericho” podcast. “We have Robert Trujillo [METALLICA] taking part in on some songs, who’s been in Ozzy‘s band. Duff‘s [McKagan, GUNS N’ ROSES bassist] on a pair once more. Me and [producer/guitarist] Andrew [Watt] are doing it.”
Chad went on to say that “the English royalty of guitar gamers” has been recruited to visitor on Osbourne‘s new album. “Tony Iommi and Ozzy have by no means collaborated exterior of BLACK SABBATH,” he mentioned. “Tony despatched us a bunch of riffs and we took what we thought was one of the best of ’em, which was fucking nice. So Andy‘s on the bass doing fucking nice — the bass on the music is wonderful. And Tony despatched us the riffs — recordsdata; he is in England — and we performed to it. It is fucking acquired every little thing. It is acquired all of the stuff that you’d need. Ozzy loves it. And so he is on that observe. Then Eric Clapton performs a fucking wah-wah CREAM-type solo. We’re, like, ‘Eric, are you able to solo on this music? Wah-wah, please. Eric, what do you consider this, with the wah-wah?’ As a result of that is his fucking factor. And so he is soloing throughout this different observe. Then Jeff Beck is on two songs. We tried to get Jimmy Web page [LED ZEPPELIN], we tried to get the holy trinity, however I do not assume Web page performs anymore an excessive amount of, sadly. However Mike McCready‘s [PEARL JAM] on a observe. Josh Homme, my neighbor from QUEENS [OF THE STONE AGE], solos on a observe. After which Zakk Wylde [BLACK LABEL SOCIETY] is on the report as properly, throughout it. So it is like should you’re a guitar participant, [it’s] fairly fucking good.”
Final 12 months, Ozzy confirmed that 15 songs had been recorded for his follow-up to “Bizarre Man”. In October, he advised Metallic Hammer journal that his new album shall be “comparable in tone to ‘Bizarre Man’, however I can not describe it utterly. I’ve not heard it for some time as a result of it retains going over to the following individual so as to add their components — we’re fucking round with it on a regular basis,” he mentioned.
Watt related with Osbourne after assembly Ozzy‘s daughter Kelly at a good friend’s occasion and pitching her on the thought of Submit Malone and Ozzy collaborating collectively.
In December 2020, Watt advised Guitar World that Ozzy‘s subsequent album would characteristic visitor appearances by a variety of notable musicians. “There is a bunch of individuals concerned,” he mentioned. “I can not say for certain till the tip, however I began doing a bunch of primary tracks with Chad and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy‘s band. And Taylor Hawkins [FOO FIGHTERS] additionally got here in and performed a bunch on the report as properly, which provides a distinct aptitude — it form of harkened again to Ozzy‘s ’80s period, in a good way. And I believe it is so cool for a rock fan to have the ability to take heed to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and you then flip it over and also you get to listen to Taylor Hawkins. And you already know, the final album was actually particular for everybody concerned. And so there was no level in Ozzy or me doing this once more until we thought we might convey one thing new to the desk. And I really feel like we’re reaching that.”
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