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More Guest Musician Names Revealed For Next OZZY OSBOURNE Studio Album

More names have been revealed of guest musicians who will be appearing on Ozzy Osbourne's follow up to 2020's "Ordinary Man" album.


More names have been revealed of guest musicians who will be appearing on Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming follow up to 2020’s “Ordinary Man”.

Last year, it was revealed that iconic players by the likes of Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck would be involved in the album, with it later being confirmed that Zakk Wylde would also be playing guitar on the full record.

Well now it seems drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) has confirmed in a recent episode of the “Talk Is Jericho” podcast that not only is the “Ordinary Man” lineup of himself, Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES) and Andrew Watt all involved, but also that there will be appearances by PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo (previously revealed) and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme.

“We did another one and it’s getting mastered tomorrow, and oh shit, I’m in trouble again,” says Smith after letting the details drop. “We’ve got Robert Trujillo playing on some songs, who’s been in Ozzy’s band. Duff [McKagan]’s on a couple again. Me and Andrew [Watt] are doing it.”

“So check this out,” he continued. “We’ve got the English royalty of guitar players. Tony Iommi and Ozzy have never collaborated outside of Black Sabbath. Tony sent us a bunch of riffs and we took what we thought was the best of them and it was just fucking great.”

Smith also stated, “Mike McCready’s on a track, Josh Homme, my neighbor from Queens [of the Stone Age] solos on a track, and then Zakk Wylde is on the record as well, all over it, so it’s like if you’re a guitar player, it’s pretty fucking good.”

Smith also touched on the musical connection between himself, Watt and McKagan having worked on two Ozzy Osbourne albums. “Duff is so musical, and he’s come out with guitar, an acoustic guitar and he’d have these riffs and he’s a great musician,” says Smith, later adding of how he fits in, “I’m so used to, ‘Chad, just play what’s right for the song, not too much. Get a little fill going into the chorus and maybe in the outro do a little bit,’ but they’re like, “YOU’RE CHAD FUCKING SMITH …. GO FOR IT.’ And I’m like, ‘ALRIGHT!,’” laughs Smith, chuckling, “So there’s a lot of, I hope, appropriate overplaying on the record. [laughs] We’ll see.”

You can check out the podcast below.