Ozzy Osbourne spoke to the Sun, and recounted, that while he was dealing with his various health issues, he also worked on a new solo album.

Ozzy revealed, “I’ve made a new album and it’s helped me get back on track. I was just lying in my own self-pity for months. It’s the greatest album I’ve done.”

Osbourne credited support from Elton John, Tony Iommi, Slash and Jonathan Davis for lifting his spirits, but reveals that it was his collaboration with Post Malone that really got the ball rolling for his next album.

“I’d never even heard of this kid. He wanted me to sing on his song ‘Take What You Want,’ so I did and then one thing led to another. I started recording a new album with Post Malone’s producer Andrew Watt. It’s only nine tracks but it was a catalyst to get me to where I am today,” says Osbourne.

He continues, “If it wasn’t for making this record I would still be [in] traction, thinking, ‘I’m going to be lying here forever.’ I’ve missed music so badly. My fans are so loyal and so good. Up until making the album I thought I was dying. But that got me off my arse.”

Ozzy also revealed during the interview that one of the new songs is called Ordinary Man. He also added, “This is my first recording in a studio for ten years, so I do feel a bit out of touch. Music goes straight online these days and that’s quicker than it takes me to write a text. It’s all about downloads and streaming now. What the f–k does that mean? What’s Spotify? I thought it was a skin problem where you woke up spotified.”

Osbourne added, “The album was all finished in four weeks. I said to Sharon that I didn’t feel like I’d made an album because we haven’t ended up screaming at each other.”

Ozzy recently told Rolling Stone magazine, that he is “hoping that I’ll be OK and ready to go by January [when his No More Tours 2 tour is set to resume]. I’m really keeping my fingers crossed…”

additional source: loudwire.com

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  • RTunes68 on

    Prince of Darkness
    Heavy Metal OG.
    Sidelined by
    Mad surgery.

    While he rehabilitate
    Decide to collaborate.
    Pick up da phone
    Yo yo, Post Malone.

    Droppin’ track wit’ Andrew Watt
    Heavy Metal G’s say, “Say What?!?!”
    Relax, yo. Ozzy ain’t rappin’
    He just “talkin’!”

    Just havin’ fun with you, Doug R!

    And seriously…While I think it’s great that Ozzy’s still ambitious enough to try to make the “greatest album he’s ever done,” realistically, he’s never going to top Blizzard of Oz or Diary of a Madman. Two words, Ozzy: Randy Rhoads!

  • Rattlehead on

    I think Ozzy’s greatest album is Diary of a Madman. And unless he’s working with Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley, I doubt he could ever top that album…..

    • Dana on

      As much as I like Ozzy, obviously, this is all lip service. Even he knows, his first two albums are classics, and pretty much untouchable.

    • genesraccoonwig on

      Sharon told him to say it…..Ozzy has been out of his mind for years.

  • Doug R. on

    “It’s the greatest album I’ve done?” – must be the drugs! The greatest Ozzy album is a tossup between Blizzard and Diary. The last Ozzy album I bought was Black Rain, and that will be THE last Ozzy album I ever buy!

  • Doug on

    From the other Doug :), his work with Zakk and Jake were pretty awesome, too.

    • Dana on

      Yes, they were, and part of that is due to Bob Daisley.

  • T on

    Gus didn’t impress me that much on guitar, but he did have some big shoes to fill. With the right guitar player and song writer, maybe there could be another good record left in him.

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