Ozzy Osbourne Explains How Collaborations on His New Album Came About

Ozzy Osbourne with Black Sabbath in 2016. Photo by Hell Gate Media/REX/Shutterstock (5760206c)

Ozzy Osbourne’s new album is only a month away, and he’s giving us a lot to be excited about. The rocker’s new record will feature collaborations with Elton John, Post Malone, Slash, and Tom Morello, but how did they all agree to help him out?

Turns out it didn’t take a lot of convincing, since they all happen to be close friends, and when Osbourne asked them to be on his next record, they wanted to jump right in.

“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 plays piano on the song,” said the Black Sabbath singer.

Osbourne’s new album Ordinary Man will be his first solo record in ten years, and it’s scheduled to come out on February 21st. A single of the same name features an appearance from Elton John, and it was released on Friday.