Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming solo album is set to have the highest caliber of guitar players involved as the legendary singer recently announced the involvement of shredders such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde.
The follow-up to 2020’s “Ordinary Man” sees Ozzy once again working with producer Andrew Watt on the effort, which will apparently consist 12 brand new tracks, which we can pretty well bet will be very guitar and riff driven. Hopefully. I mean, look at the players involved in this record.
Zakk Wylde recently spoke with Music Radar about his contributions to the new album, saying: “The new Ozzy stuff is sounding great. And for sure, it’s an honor to play on a record with all my heroes. It’s pretty cool… I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. I’ve always loved ‘Blow By Blow’ and ‘Wired’, but honestly, every record Jeff Beck has put out is amazing.”
Wylde went on to say that Beck “definitely sounds slamming” on the upcoming Ozzy album. “The same goes for all the guys — what Tony Iommi played, and then Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, it’s all killer, for sure. On those tracks I’m playing rhythm guitar for my heroes… it’s crazy! It sounds awesome and I’m beyond honored to be doing it.”
Earlier in the month, Ozzy told Metal Hammer magazine that his new album will be “similar in tone to ‘Ordinary Man’, but I can’t describe it completely. I’ve not heard it for a while because it keeps going over to the next person to add their parts — we’re fucking around with it all the time,” he said.