Chad Smith Says New Ozzy Osbourne Record Is a ‘Good Rock Album’


Ozzy Osbourne publicity photo – Story by Kevin Toby

Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers plays drums on Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming solo album, “Ordinary Man”

Ozzy Osbourne will unleash his new solo album, “Ordinary Man,” and it features a long list of high-profile players. Osbourne recorded the album with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Guns N’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan.

Smith tells Billboard that he became a part of Ozzy’s new album after drumming on the recording sessions for “Take What You Want,” Ozzy’s collaboration with Post Malone and Travis Scott.

“He had such a great time and sounded so good, we were like, ‘What the hell, let’s write some songs for Ozzy and record some (stuff) for Ozzy and see if he likes it,” Smith said. “Ozzy needs to do music. So, we did and we played it for him, and he loved it.”

“He got inspired,” Smith added. “He was coming in every day and singing and getting better and having a great time.”

Smith added that he’s the one who helped get McKagan on the project. “Ordinary Man” also features contributions from Slash, Tom Morello and Elton John.

Smith says everyone wanted to bring their best stuff to the table for Ozzy. “Everyone wants to bring it for Ozzy, ’cause he deserves it,” he said, adding that the album has “performances,” not “chopped-up, modern” music, and it’s a “good rock album.”

“I’m just honored to be part of it and I can’t wait for it to come out ’cause I think people are just gonna dig it,” Smith said.

“Ordinary Man,” which marks the follow-up to Osbourne’s 2010 solo release, “Scream,” will arrive in early 2020.



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