Ozzy is 1/2 way done with his new album & his Guest Appearance list will blow minds!

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Ozzy has been working hard on his next album with Producer Andrew Watt. This will be Ozzy's 13th studio album and will be a doozy, because according to a recent update from Mr. Watt, the sessions are underway and they have enlisted Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Watt did an interview with Guitar World and talked about protocols on keeping Ozzy safe during the recording sessions, who impressive list of guest musicians and how the album is sounding... 

"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."

"There's a bunch of people involved. I can't say for sure until the end, but I started doing a bunch of basic tracks with Chad and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy's band. And Taylor Hawkins also came in and played a bunch on the record as well, which adds a different flair – it kind of harkened back to Ozzy's '80s era, in a great way. 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."

"Well, we're just halfway through, so it could still change. Some of these songs we have could wind up not even making the album. So I can't really say yet. But in the end it's all Ozzy's decision. When he tells me we've got the album, that's when I'll stop." 

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It's Ozzy's Blizzard Of Ozz Yule Log. Yule Welcome ;)

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72 minutes of music in 13 songs from "Blizzard Of Ozz" through "Ordinary Man" - Merry Blitzzmas 
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Ozzy Receives 'Man Of The Year - Lifetime Achievement' Award from GQ Magazine

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Ozzy's interview with GQ Magazine is one for the books, to say the least.  This is personally one of the best interviews with The Prince of Darkness I've ever seen.

He opens up about how the lockdown has affected his mental health:

"I'm going super nuts now. I bought an air rifle and I'm shooting pellets at the wall every day. I'm getting through 10,000 pellets a week. Bang, bang, bang. I'm like a caged animal! But I've done a lot of reflecting during this lockdown. I've been thinking of my childhood, thinking about what a fantastic life I've had." 

His stay in jail:

It was an experience I'm glad I did. I didn't have money to pay a fine [for burglary] and my father refused to pay it for me, so I ended up in jail for three or four weeks. Jail was OK for a couple of days but then I got homesick. When I watch these crime things on TV and people get sentenced to forever and a day... I don't know how they do it..."

Sharon's battle with cancer:

I said, "I'm not doing any more shows," and she said, "Get the fuck out of here," because I was driving her nuts. But when she had her chemo it fucking knocked the shit out of her. She would be so ill; the chemo effect was worse than the cancer.

When asked if he was in charge of her recovery, he said:

...I got Robin Williams to come round to the house to cheer her up instead. He had that film Patch Adams, where he was treating terminally ill people with laughter, so I thought he could come around to make her laugh when I was on tour. She loved it. And she was very upset when he killed himself."

His relationship with Elton John:

"Every single week Elton John calls my wife. I'm not one to hang out with this one and that one but he's become a family friend.  When we did 'Ordinary Man', I said to Andrew [Watt] it reminded me of an Elton song and he said, 'Why not get him on it?' I thought, 'You can only ask.' I only wanted him to play piano on it but he sang as well. The guy's a workaholic. Last time he was at the house I asked him what he'd been doing and he said he'd just played 40 shows in 40 days! How can you do that?! I've not done that kind of work since I was 19!"

His Regrets:

"I've done some pretty outrageous things in my life. I regret cheating on my wife. I don't do it any more. I got my reality check and I'm lucky she didn't leave me. I'm not proud of that. I was pissed off with myself. But I broke her heart."

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Ozzy talks about his first meeting with the Queen, The Osbournes series, the fact that the person occupying his childhood home rents out his bedroom and his plans on touring in the future.

Believe it or not, this is just scratching the surface. GQ did an amazing job and I agree 100% with their decision to give him The "Man Of The Year - Lifetime Achievement Award". 

Check out the full interview with GQ Magazine here.

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Ozzy says "I'm doing another record right now. Better than sitting on my ass all day waiting for the f***ing pandemic to be over"

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Ozzy is working with producer Andrew Watt, who he worked with on 'Ordinary Man.' 

Ozzy said working with Andrew, "...is a different process, the way he works. His heart's in what I do". 

The Prince Of Darkness says music, "Is what gets me up in the morning, and it's what I'm here to do. It saved my life, doing that last album. Better than sitting on my ass all day waiting for the f***ing pandemic to be over. And then you go, 'Oh, yeah, I am a rock and roller. I'd better do an album.' You've got all the f***ing time in the world to make the best album possible."

In the Spirit of Halloween, hop on the Crazy Train and check out this "Hard n' Heavy Interview"  with Ozzy and see what's in his Trick or Treat bag.

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Ozzy Osbourne is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his masterpiece solo debut studio album, "Blizzard Of Ozz" with a new video and more.

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Check out the brand new video for "Crazy Train" created by Tiny Concert and watch the 2010 "30 Years After the Blizzard" documentary and more from Ozzy's YouTube channel. 

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