According to an interview Andrew Watt, producer on latest Ozzy Osbourne’s album “Ordinary Man”, on Guitar Word, the new album of the iconic singer is almost ready.
“We’re about halfway through, but, you know, it’s been hard with COVID and everything to keep him safe. We all test every day before we work and it’s just me, Ozzy and my engineer. So it’s taken a little longer this time, but it’s cool because the last one was made in this, like, swift love affair of passion, like, ‘Oh my God, this is incredible!’ [Laughs] But this time everyone’s moving a little slower and we’re taking a little more time. And the songs, there’s some songs on there that are like eight or nine minutes long that are these really crazy journeys. I’m really excited about it.”
The only guests confirmed are Chad Smith (who also played on “Ordinary Man”), Robert Trujillo [Metallica], who used to play in Ozzy’s band back in the day and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.
“Hawkins adds a different flair — it kind of harkened back to Ozzy’s ’80s era, in a great way”, adds Watt. “And I think it’s so cool for a rock fan to be able to listen to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and then you flip it over and you get to hear Taylor Hawkins. And you know, the last album was really special for everyone involved. And so there was no point in Ozzy or me doing this again unless we thought we could bring something new to the table. And I feel like we’re achieving that.”