Ozzy Osbourne says there won’t be multiple guests on his next studio album
In a recent conversation with Brent Porche from Philadelphia’s 93.3 WMMR radio station, the iconic figure of heavy metal, Ozzy Osbourne, known for his recent album releases “Ordinary Man” in 2020 and “Patient Number 9” in 2022, both produced by Andrew Watt, has officially announced his intention to craft a fresh record in 2024.
“Being laid up for about five years because of the surgery thing and the fall I had, I was going nuts,” Ozzy explained (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ‘So I met Andrew Watt and we did a couple of albums together. And I’m waiting for him to get free to do another album. ‘Cause everybody wants to use him now.”
Regarding his songwriting process, Ozzy said: “Personally, I like to get stuff [worked out] before I go in the studio. But the last couple of albums I had to do differently. A lot of it was done as we went along.”
Ozzy Osbourne went on to say that unlike “Ordinary Man” and “Patient Number 9”, his next album won’t feature multiple guests. “It’s gonna be maybe one,” he said.
In the previous month, Ozzy shared with Metal Hammer magazine his aspirations for a reunion with Watt, aiming to create new music at the musician’s newly established studio in the United Kingdom.
“I’m just starting to work on it now, and we’ll be recording in the early part of next year,” he said. “I want to take my time with this one.”
You can check out the full interview at this location.
“Patient Number 9” clinched a Grammy Award in the “Best Rock Album” category at the 65th annual Grammy Awards, hosted in February at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as the Staples Center) in Los Angeles, California.
Ozzy Osbourne had previously secured three Grammy Awards and amassed eight nominations over his illustrious career. In 1993, he earned a Grammy Award for “Best Metal Performance” with his solo track “I Don’t Want To Change The World,” and two more Grammys as a member of BLACK SABBATH: one in 2000 for “Best Metal Performance” with “Iron Man” and another in 2013 for “Best Metal Performance” with “God Is Dead?” from their album “13.”
“Patient Number 9,” released in September 2022, marked Ozzy Osbourne‘s 13th solo studio album. This critically acclaimed album surpassed his prior chart achievements with outstanding global success. In the United States, the album made a remarkable debut by claiming the No. 1 position on multiple charts, including Top Album Sales and Top Current Album Sales, both first-time achievements for Ozzy. It also dominated the Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Vinyl Albums, and Tastemaker Albums charts. Additionally, it secured the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Internationally, the album achieved No. 1 in Canada, Ozzy Osbourne‘s first-ever chart-topper there. It also achieved career-high No. 2 positions in the U.K., Australia, Finland, and Italy, No. 6 in the Netherlands and New Zealand, No. 8 in Belgium, and No. 14 in France. Furthermore, it reached No. 2 in Austria, Germany, and Sweden, No. 3 in Switzerland, and No. 4 in Norway.
For the creation of “Patient Number 9,” Ozzy teamed up with Watt for the second time and welcomed an array of A-list featured guests. For the first time in his solo career, BLACK SABBATH co-founder and guitar virtuoso Tony Iommi lent his talents to an Ozzy Osbourne album.
The record also showcased the skills of renowned guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of PEARL JAM, and Ozzy‘s longtime collaborator and guitar wizard, Zakk Wylde, who contributed to the majority of the tracks. On the drumming front, Chad Smith of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS took the reins for most of the album, while the late Taylor Hawkins of FOO FIGHTERS appeared on three tracks. Longtime friend and former Ozzy band member Robert Trujillo of METALLICA handled bass duties on most of the album’s tracks, with Duff McKagan of GUNS N’ ROSES and Chris Chaney lending their bass skills on select songs.