Osbourne recorded the new album in Los Angeles with producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Guns N' Roses bass player Duff McKagan on bass and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums. As per her interview, his recent collaboration with Post Malone was a deciding factor in moving forward with the project.
What do you think of the brand new Ozzy song? Watt is also known for the short-lived band California Breed, which features ex-Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham. "And in just a short time, we had the album done", he said in a statement. "Today, I woke up and I hate myself/ Death doesn't answer when I cry for help/ No high could save me from the depths of Hell/ I'll drown my mind until I'm someone else", the Prince of Darkness sings during the opening verse. He credits the commitment of his rhythm section with bringing the songs to life.
Ozzy says: "It all started when my daughter Kelly came in and said, 'Do you want to work on a Post Malone song?' My first thing was, 'Who the fuck is Post Malone?'". I really hope people listen to it and enjoy it, because I put my heart and soul into this album.
Ozzy will release his solo album box setSee You On The Other Sidelater this month, with the collection available to pre-order through Ozzy's website.
"The album was all finished in four weeks", he elaborated.
Ozzy comments: "This is quite possibly the most important album I have done in a very long time, probably since "No More Tears"".
He described the process as therapeutic in helping distract him from rehab for his neck.
Ozzy is scheduled to get back on the road next year for his rescheduled tour with Megadeth.