On Monday, August eighth, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi held a partial Black Sabbath reunion on the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games of their hometown of Birmingham, England.
Osborune and Iommi, together with drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Adam Wakeman, carried out their basic tune “Paranoid”. Video footage, courtesy of YouTube consumer Solid Gold Hits might be loved beneath. This shock efficiency marked the primary time Osbourne and Iommi performed onstage collectively because the final Black Sabbath present in 2017, which was additionally in Birmingham, England.
Ozzy Osbourne has launched an official visualizer for his new single, “Degradation Rules”, which incorporates a visitor look by Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi. The tune is taken from Ozzy’s new album, Patient Number 9, which is because of be launched on September ninth.
Working with producer Andrew Watt for the second time, Ozzy welcomed a dynamic A-list supporting solid on Patient Number 9. The document boasts guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and longstanding righthand man and six-string beast Zakk Wylde who performs on nearly all of the tracks. For the majority of the album, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers held down drums, whereas the late Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters made an look. Old pal and one-time Ozzy band member Robert Trujillo of Metallica performs bass on many of the album’s tracks, with Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction supplying bass on a number of songs. For the primary time ever, Black Sabbath co-founder, guitarist, and riff-lord Tony Iommi seems on an Ozzy solo album.
Pre-order Patient Number 9 right here.
“Patient Number 9” (feat. Jeff Beck)
“Immortal” (feat. Mike McCready)
“Parasite” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
“No Escape From Now” (feat. Tony Iommi)
“One Of Those Days” (feat. Eric Clapton)
“A Thousand Shades” (feat. Jeff Beck)
“Mr. Darkness” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
“Nothing Feels Right” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
“Evil Shuffle” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
“Degradation Rules” (feat. Tony Iommi)
“Dead And Gone”
“God Only Knows”
“Patient Number 9” video:
Ozzy Osbourne on Patient Number 9:
Q: This is your first album to be launched after the pandemic. What was going via your thoughts throughout the early days of the pandemic and are any of these emotions mirrored in these songs?
Ozzy: “Well, I was vaccinated and boosted and I still caught Covid in the end. My last album (Ordinary Man) was released just a few weeks before the pandemic started, and I was just about getting ready to go into the studio to work on this new one when the world shut down. It’s no secret that the last four years have been very difficult for me but making this album took my mind off of my problems.”
Q: The album options some gamers with whom have historical past. What was it wish to be reunited with Tony Iommi musically?
Ozzy: “It was really great working with Tony. He’s the riff master. No one can touch him in that respect. I only wish we had these songs for Black Sabbath’s 13 album.”
Q: Zakk contributes quite a bit on this album–how was the choice made to have him play since he didn’t play on the final album?
Ozzy: “Zakk is part of my family and always will be. The album needed that weight that his playing provides. He just came in and really sorted things out.”
Q: Tell us concerning the first single, “Patient Number 9,” which options Jeff Beck. What do you’re feeling he has contributed to the tune?
Ozzy: “The song is about a mental institution. Having someone like Jeff Beck play on my album is just incredible, a total honor. There’s no other guitar player that plays like him and his solo on ‘Patient Number 9’ is just jaw-dropping.”