Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne’s Upcoming Guest-Filled Album To Feature Newly Revealed Cameos From Pearl Jam & Queens Of The Stone Age Members


Several more guests have been revealed for the upcoming thirteenth studio album from heavy metal’s own prince of darkness, Ozzy Osbourne. It was previously revealed that the new Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Miley Cyrus) produced effort would once again find Watt assisting on guitar & bass, along with a rotating crew of studio musicians that includes Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

In addition to that, guest appearances from the likes of Osbourne‘s ex-Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi and frequent Ozzy collaborator Zakk Wylde will grace the album. Also scheduled to appear among the record’s fifteen tracks are contributions from Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.

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According to a recent appearance Chad Smith made on Chris Jericho‘s ‘Talk Is Jericho‘ podcast (hear it here,) both Queens Of The Stone Age vocalist/guitarist Josh Homme and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready also laid down some parts for the record.

Smith stated of that:

“We made another [Ozzy album], and it’s getting mastered tomorrow. We’ve got Robert Trujillo playing on some songs, who’s been in Ozzy‘s band. Duff‘s on a couple again. Me and Andrew are doing it.

Tony Iommi and Ozzy have never collaborated outside of Black Sabbath. Tony sent us a bunch of riffs and we took what we thought was the best of ’em, which was fucking great. So Andy‘s on the bass doing fucking great — the bass on the song is amazing. And Tony sent us the riffs — files; he’s in England — and we played to it. It’s fucking got everything. It’s got all the stuff that you would want. Ozzy loves it. And so he’s on that track.

Then Eric Clapton plays a fucking wah-wah Cream-type solo. We’re, like, ‘Eric, can you solo on this song? Wah-wah, please. Eric, what do you think about this, with the wah-wah?’ Because that’s his fucking thing. And so he’s soloing all over this other track.

Then Jeff Beck is on two songs. We tried to get Jimmy Page, we tried to get the holy trinity, but I don’t think Page plays anymore too much, unfortunately. But Mike McCready‘s on a track. Josh Homme, my neighbor from Queens, solos on a track. And then Zakk Wylde is on the record as well, all over it. So it’s like if you’re a guitar player, [it’s] pretty fucking good.”


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