This album was a gift from my higher power–it is proof to me that you should never give up,” OZZY says.
Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums.
“It all started when [his daughter] Kelly comes in and says ‘do you want to work on a Post Malone song?’” OZZY explains. “My first thing was ‘who the fuck is Post Malone?!’ I went to Andrew’s [Watt] house and he said we will work really quick. After we finished that song, he said ‘would you be interested in starting an album.’ I said ‘that would be fucking great, but now I am thinking I don’t want to be working in a basement studio for six months! And in just a short time, we had the album done.
Duff [McKagan] and Chad [Smith] came in and we would go in and jam during the day and I would go work out the songs in the evenings. I previously had said to Sharon I should be doing an album, but in the back of my mind I was going ‘I haven’t got the fucking strength…’ but Andrew pulled it out of me. I really hope people listen to it and enjoy it, because I put my heart and soul into this album.”
Stay tuned for additional details on ORDINARY MAN in the coming weeks.
Fans are hopeful Ozzy will soon fully recovered from a fall at home, which resulted in metal rods being dislodged in his body.
The injury led to the rescheduling of multiple legs of his farewell tour and he most recent postponement came in October, when a string of European dates booked for next year had to be pushed back.
The singer insisted he has every intention of playing more shows and assured everyone, “I’m not dying.” We wish all the power and strength to Ozzy as he works toward getting back to the stage.”
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