Post Malone has revealed the eclectic guest list for his upcoming album, with the rapper recruiting Halsey, Travis Scott, Meek Mill and Ozzy Osbourne for his new LP.

Osbourne – who hasn’t featured on another artist’s music since Black Label Society’s Stillborn in 2003 – recently spoke to Rolling Stone about the serious injury he sustained earlier this year and his efforts to get back in shape before embarking on a world tour in 2020.

”We’re just keeping our fingers crossed.” He pauses and a metaphor comes to him. “It’s like making a sculpture,” he says. “You chip away at it and it turns into this thing. You have to resculpture your life again.”

Read more about Ozzy’s long road to recovery, here.

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  • Ray Gillen on

    This is nothing new. Walk this way is the first example that comes to mind. I think this song actually helped resurrect Aerosmiths career at the time. Anthrax and Public enemy “bring the noise” another example. I dunno I look at it as it keeps our music somewhat relevant and exposes the younger generation to it as well. Any advertisement of metal these days is a good thing in my opinion, may it be a rap song , commercial or movies it all helps our guys pay the bills and keep on making music for us.

    • Doug R. on

      Everybody seems to be missing the obvious point, rap hurts rock, it doesn’t help it at all! Yeah ok, so maybe by agreeing to participate in a (for publicity only) collaboration it might bring in some new fans, but at the same time you’re alienating your base, most rock fans don’t like rap, and sure as hell don’t want to see their heros collaborating with talentless idiotic rappers. Nobody resurrected Aerosmith’s career EXCEPT Aerosmith!! Done With Mirrors (along with Perry and Whitford being back in the band) is what brought Aerosmith back, not some stupid rap video! Which by the way, because of that video cost Aerosmith many of their long-time die hard fans, I know quite a few people who still won’t listen to Aerosmith anymore, even 33 years later!

  • RTunes68 on

    Of course, my response to this isn’t going to make me popular with anyone, but (and this will be long)….

    ….a long time ago, I read an interview with Eddie Van Halen who said, in describing his very eclectic taste in music, that “if it sounds good, it is good.” That’s stuck with me, and is probably the greatest bit of musical advice anyone has “given” to me. I don’t really care about GENRES of music. If it sounds good to my ears, then I consider it good. If it doesn’t sound good to me, then I consider it not something I’m into. That rule applies to everyone else as well – if it sounds good to you, then it’s good. If it doesn’t, then it isn’t. That outlook has opened me up to a lot of music that I might not otherwise have given a chance. As much as I dig Metallica (and there are metal fans who don’t dig Metallica), I also dig certain Kanye West (AAARRRGGGH!!!) songs and albums. That’s not to say I’m a huge Kanye fan, or that I love all his stuff blindly (honestly, most everything he’s done since he met his wife is garbage to my ears), but I’m always willing to give it a shot and then decide. Where I guess I differ from a lot of people is that I don’t decide what I like/don’t like based on genre. There IS a lot of non-metal, hip hop, and pop music that’s actually good (just as there are plenty of stuff that sound like crap to me). But how is that any different from metal? I love Metallica. I have no use for Pantera or Slayer. If someone else likes them, great. It sounds good to them. That’s cool.

    As for Ozzy singing with Post Malone….Hey, I haven’t heard the track. I’ll decide if it’s good or not after listening to it. Now I can see why he would sing with Post Malone – it’s a great way for a 70+-year old guy to tap into a new audience. Some Post Malone fan listens to the Ozzy/Post track, totally digs it, and maybe he’s going to then check out Blizzard Of Ozz or Diary of a Madman. I’m not saying every kid will do that, but even if 10 kids out of a million do that, I say it’s a good thing. They’ve been exposed to something new. Maybe they’ll come to an Ozzy show and see how a real rock legend looks, sounds, and plays. There’s a reason why the Beatles keep getting new generations of fans. Their music is constantly being adapted and played in different venues, media, and by new artists – even if it’s on a commercial. So why shouldn’t an aging Ozzy Osbourne who otherwise has aging fans also do the same to keep his music and legacy relevant to future generations?

    • Dana on

      “I don’t really care about GENRES of music. If it sounds good to my ears, then I consider it good. If it doesn’t sound good to me, then I consider it not something I’m into.”

      That is how I feel, as well. However, while there are always exceptions to a rule, I do tend to find myself not appreciating a good majority, meaning 90% or more, of certain genres of music. The two, that this is most glaring with, are: rap/hip hop and country.

      I remember thinking rap was not outstanding, back in the 80’s, but compared to modern day rap/hip hop, some of it, is pretty good. At least it had some melody, and more of an innocence to it, like Young MC’s Bust A Move, Run DMC’s It’s Tricky, Biz Markie’s Just A Friend, Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s It Takes Two, Salt N Pepa’s Whatta Man (because En Vogue KILLS it), and any of Will Smith’s songs.

    • Doug R. on

      Pass it on, pass it down the right way, it’s no coincidence that ever since these “collaborations” have been increasing, rock in general has been sliding way down the priority poll, so how is rap good for rock?? I’m tired of repeating myself, rap hurts rock, it doesn’t help it, at all! Now on the other hand, if it wasn’t for rock music being sampled and stolen, there would be no rap, because rappers have no clue what music is. If anything, rock has not only helped rap, but it has also slowly (almost) ruined itself!

    • Dana on

      if it wasn’t for rock music being sampled and stolen, there would be no rap

      Now that is a very accurate, and astute statement.

      I believe Eddie Trunk said that Billy Squier is the most sampled rock musician in rap. Squier seem to have very little issue with it, saying it brought in a lot of extra income. But, nonetheless, your statement is very true.

    • Doug R. on

      I love Billy Squier’s music, “Don’t Say No” is one of my (top 5) favorite albums of all time. But I never understood why he let so many rappers sample his music, not sure how much say he had in that decision, because as we all know most of the time it’s up to the record label execs, either way, to me, that’s what I call real selling out. Ok, fine, maybe in this case it was done legally and the artist (in this case, Billy Squier) was fully compensated, but most of the time the artist being “sampled” isn’t. I don’t know which of his songs were used, and I don’t want to know, but IMO, especially for younger people who think they’re listening to something unique and original, totally being misled, is so wrong. If all rockers would stop letting their music be sampled and stolen, rap wouldn’t exist, so if you really want rock back in the spotlight, and want to finally get rid of rap once and for all, wake up and stop selling out!! Stop letting them (legally or illegally) sampling and stealing our music!!

    • Dana on

      Well, then you also have to appeal to the rock musicians that willingly agree to do collaborations with rappers, like Anthrax.

      Additionally, you would have eliminate the sung genre of rock/rap which encompassed bands like S.O.D. (Scott Ian’s side project with Billy Milano), Body Count (Ice T’s rock band), Limp Bizkit, Korn, and even an artist like Kid Rock, because bands, and musicians, like that, blurred the lines, even more.

  • Ray Gillen on

    Joe Perry was similarly dismissive: “Done with Mirrors, as far as I’m concerned, is our least inspired record. But I’ve heard fans really like it, so I’m not gonna stand there and tell ’em, ‘No, it sucks.’ We had to do that record to get to the next one, so it served its purpose. I just don’t think it’s up to the standard of some of our others.”[13][14]

    Viacom (MTV & VH1) executive Doug Herzog recalled that, after this album, “Aerosmith was done… They were a little bit of a joke.”[11] However, they would revive their career in 1986 with a landmark remake of 1975’s “Walk This Way” with hip-hop group Run DMC, followed by an album that would eventually go 5× Platinum – Permanent Vacation – in 1987.

    This was my era and I know what I remember so I dug a little something off the internet. I think there`s been other rock rap artists that I could appreciate. Red hot chili peppers used to tear it up, mothers milk and blood sugar sex majik were a couple of good ones. Faith no mores the real thing. Body Count and theres many more. Rap or alternative music didnt f–k our music, staleness did. The f–king rock ballad killed us, firehouse killed us.LOL

    • Dana on


      You are preaching to the choir, I was never a fan of the power ballad. I think I count the ones I like, or tolerate, on one hand.

      I choose to blame Grunge for killing our music. 🙂

    • Brian B on

      I agree….Firehouse is to blame….And rap sucks.

    • Doug R. on

      Aerosmith was done? That’s funny, because on the Mirrors tour at MSG (with Ted Nugent) The Garden was sold out!

  • Jon M on

    Also, I know KISS originated in the 70s. Still with songs like let’s put the x in sex,, lick it up and Heaven’s on fire mmmm would fall under misogyny … I just don’t know

    • Dana on

      While those KISS songs you named, were certainly suggestive, and perhaps a bit exploitative, I am not sure I would call it misogyny. I think it was all done with a tongue planted firmly in the cheek.

      On the other hand, Rap and Hip Hop lyrics, resort to referring to women as b’s and ho’s. So, there is no mistaking that terminology is demeaning and debasing. It is not even disguised in cute innuendo, the message is clear, and it is usually, glorified.

  • Ray Gillen on

    Cmon Dave, being the NY guy you are you know you were blasting some Beastie Boys “licensed to ill” back in the day. I know I had it. I think that was one of the first ones to have rock music sampled in.

    • Dana on

      Kerry King of Slayer played on Fight For Your Right to Party and appears in the video. I am not sure about No Sleep Till Brooklyn.

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