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On his 2020 solo record, Ordinary Man, Ozzy Osbourne drafted an all star team of musicians to contribute — from Duff McKagan and Chad Smith to Tom Morello and Post Malone. Ozzy has been teasing its impending follow-up album for a while, and now he's confirmed that a few, arguably even bigger, names will appear on the track list
In a new interview with his co-host Billy Morrison on SiriusXM's Ozzy Speaks show, the Prince of Darkness revealed that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, longtime collaborator Zakk Wylde, rock pioneer Eric Clapton and jazz fusion virtuoso Jeff Beck have all contributed to his still-untitled 13th solo opus.
Like Ordinary Man, this record is also being helmed by producer-songwriter Andrew Watt, and Ozzy told Morrison that the process has been smooth-sailing so far — save for one minor quibble by the ever-opinionated Clapton.
"Eric Clapton, on this new record, one of the lyrics was about Jesus, and he wasn't sure about that," Ozzy explained. "But it was all right in the end… [The solo he did] is very good."
Earlier this year, the 72-year-old said in a different Ozzy Speaks episode that he already has 13 or 14 "really strong songs" written, and that at least one of them is about his relationship with his longtime wife, Sharon Osbourne.