New Ozzy Osbourne album to feature Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme

Author Jad - 1.4.2022

During an appearance on the “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who played on Ozzy Osbourne‘s last studio album, 2020’s “Ordinary Man”, confirmed that he will also appear on the legendary Black Sabbath singer’s follow-up effort. “We made another [Ozzy album], and it’s getting mastered tomorrow,” he said. “We’ve got Robert Trujillo [Metallica] playing on some songs, who’s been in Ozzy‘s band. Duff’s [McKagan, Guns N’ Roses bassist] on a couple again. Me and [producer/guitarist] Andrew [Watt] are doing it.”

Chad went on to say that “the English royalty of guitar players” has been recruited to guest on Osbourne‘s new album. “Tony Iommi and Ozzy have never collaborated outside of Black Sabbath,” he said. “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 [Led Zeppelin], we tried to get the holy trinity, but I don’t think Page plays anymore too much, unfortunately. But Mike McCready’s [Pearl Jam] on a track. Josh Homme, my neighbor from Queens [of the Stone Age], solos on a track. And then Zakk Wylde [Black Label Society] is on the record as well, all over it. So it’s like if you’re a guitar player, [it’s] pretty fucking good.”