Album was recorded in Los Angeles with Andrew Watt, Duff McKagan and Chad Smith
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has set Friday, February 21st as the release date for his new Ordinary Man album via Epic Records. Marking his first new solo music in almost ten years, the album has been preceded by the release of two singles, the No. 1 rock track “Under The Graveyard,” which was followed by “Straight To Hell” featuring Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. The album’s title track will be available instantly with any pre-order of the album.
The album will be available as a standard CD, deluxe CD, black vinyl, deluxe gatefold swirl color vinyl, picture disc and digital album. In addition, all physical copies of the album will include a unique code that will allow the purchaser to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of over 300 Osbourne prizes, including an official Ozzy laminate to get into any show on the 2020 No More Tours 2 meet and greets with Osbourne, a gift certificate to the Osbourne global store and much more!.
“It was a lot of fun to do though it’s a lot different from my other albums,” Osbourne says of the album. “We recorded it quickly, which I haven’t done since the first Black Sabbath album. This made it a different process, which I actually enjoyed.”
Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, the album features a who’s-who of Ozzy friends and collaborators including Elton John, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.
“It all just came together,” Osbourne explains of the guest stars. “Slash is a dear friend of mine, as is Elton. When I was writing ‘Ordinary Man,’ it reminded me of an old Elton song and I said to Sharon, ‘I wonder if he would sing on it?’ We asked and lo and behold, he agreed and sings and play piano on the song.”