Ozzy Osbourne Has 15 Tracks Completed for His New Album

2021-05-11

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Ozzy Osbourne says he’s about 15 tracks into work on his upcoming studio album

With the news of Ozzy Osbourne dealing with Parkinson’s disease, many thought his last album, 2020’s “Ordinary Man,” would be his last. But, they thought wrong. In fact, Osbourne says he’s worked hard on his upcoming studio album throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The metal icon tells Metal Hammer that he’s “done 15 tracks” for the new album. He says that writing and recording the album has even helped him maintain his mental health while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and his own health issues.

“It’s kept me alive,” Ozzy says of the process of working on the album. “These past two years I’ve been in a terrible f***ing state between the accident and then the pandemic. It’s kept me sane — I’ve needed the music.”

Osbourne is working on the new album with producer Andrew Watt, who also produced “Ordinary Man.” He says that while he’s fairly far along, he just hopes he can finish off the set at some point.

“My only concern right now is finishing the bloody thing,” he explains. “We’ve got the same production time as the last time, so there’s definitely going to be some similarities. But you’ll just have to wait and see what you think.”

Late last year, Watt told Guitar World that the new album will feature guest appearances from Robert Trujillo of Metallica, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters. “Ordinary Man” also featured some big names, including Smith, Elton John, Slash, Duff McKagan, Tom Morello and Post Malone.

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