Ozzy Osbourne recently sat down with Metal Hammer and said that he’s “really happy” that METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo is appearing on his new solo album.
Trujillo, who makes a guest appearance on Ozzy’s upcoming solo studio album, previously played with Osbourne for seven years before joining the ranks of METALLICA in 2003.
“Rob has always been a great friend of mine” Ozzy tell Metal Hammer in their December issue which highlights METALLICA’s forty-year career. “He’s a great bass player and a great guy; he’s the only guy who, when it came time to move, did things the right way.
“I always ask that the guys who play with me, if they get another offer and want to move on, that’s fine, just don’t drop me in the shit, give me time to get a replacement. Rob’s the only guy who ever did things right by me for that. I’m really happy we’ve got him playing on the new album as well.”
Ozzy also commented on the success of METALLICA’s self-titled album, better known as “The Black Album”, saying: “In this business, there’s a lot that’ll surprise you and I’m forever being surprised by things. Clearly the album touched a nerve or something, but I just know that it’s a really good album, you know? It’s one of those albums that came at the right time and place, then took off. If we knew exactly what was needed to make an album go off like that, we’d all do it, but they got it perfectly right and made an absolute must-have album.”
Ozzy confirmed back in late September that his upcoming studio release will feature musicians by the likes of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and his BLACK SABBATH bandmate Tony Iommi.