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Zakk Wylde Says He’s Not Involved With Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album


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Ozzy Osbourne‘s forthcoming twelfth studio album won’t feature any writing contributions from his current lead guitarist, Zakk Wylde—at least for now. Speaking recently with the Cassius Morris Show (hear it below,) Wylde said of that:

“We didn’t do anything on that. Ozzy, he just jammed with some friends that he knows. He was just, like, ‘Hey, Zakk, I ended up tracking some stuff,’ and I was, like, ‘Oh, great, Ozzy.’

Ozzy, who continues his lengthy recovery from a fall earlier this year, recorded the album during his recuperation. The sessions spawned out of Osbourne‘s guest appearance on Post Malone‘s track “Take What You Want“, with Osbourne going on to record the material with Malone‘s producer, Andrew Watt.

During the same interview mentioned above, Wylde spoke of that collaboration:

“That Post Malone thing I heard was awesome. Post came down to a Black Label Society show half a year ago – before the Ozzy thing. He came down and was like, ‘Hey, Zakk, what’s happening?’ A really cool guy. When I heard the track, Ozzy sounds great on it, man. But no, I didn’t have anything to do with the stuff that Ozzy just recorded.”

Wylde isn’t ruling out potentially ending up on the album down the line however, adding “The whole thing is, we could always get together and record another thing. So it’s all good, man.”

At present there is no word yet on the title or release date for Osbourne‘s new album. However, it would seem that sometime in 2020 could be a strong possibility given his plans to resume touring in the spring. His current dates can be found below with tickets available here.

05/27 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
05/29 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
05/31 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
06/02 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06/04 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
06/06 Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Stadium
06/11 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
06/13 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
06/16 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
06/18 Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Centre
06/20 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
06/22 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Arena
06/24 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
06/26 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
06/28 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
07/01 Milwaukee, WI – Amer. Family Ins. Amp (‘Summerfest‘)
07/03 St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
07/07 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
07/09 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/11 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
07/15 Portland, OR – Moda Center
07/17 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
07/23 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/25 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/29 San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/27 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
07/31 Las Vegas, CA – MGM Grand Garden Arena

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