On the upcoming sixty fifth annual Grammy Awards, legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne is nominated in 4 classes for his Affected person Quantity 9 album, together with its title observe, which options the late Jeff Beck.
In a latest interview with Billboard, Osbourne mentioned his success with collaborations, having labored with most of his heroes. Nevertheless, he has but to work along with his greatest inspiration: Paul McCartney. A faithful Beatles fan, Osbourne has certainly reached out to McCartney previously. “I did ask him one time,” he says, “however he got here up with the excuse of, ‘Effectively, I couldn’t beat the bass participant that was already on there.’ I went, ‘Perhaps you’re proper.’”
Affected person Quantity 9 is certainly a star-studded affair. Beck, Mike McCready, Eric Clapton and former Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi, plus many extra, all contributed instrumentals. The co-writers are simply as spectacular, with Osbourne tapping Chad Smith, Ali Tamposi and the late Taylor Hawkins, amongst others.
“He died actually every week or two after he labored on my album,” Osbourne recalled of the Foo Fighters drummer. He shared with fun how Hawkins would repeatedly inform him, “Dave Grohl is my boss.” Says Osbourne, “I didn’t know if he was joking or what.”
He additionally mentioned working with Submit Malone and Miss Piggy, who in line with the rocker stated he “stunk.”
He additionally touched on what having a success actuality TV present did for his profession (and to his household) and most significantly, addressed how his followers have been there for him each step of the way in which. “That’s the factor I actually miss about not doing gigs,” he says. “I’m a hands-on man. I like speaking to my followers, I miss them terribly.”
On Wednesday (Feb. 1), Osbourne posted a word to followers on social media, saying, “That is most likely one of many hardest issues I’ve ever needed to share with my loyal followers…” In it, he introduced that his touring days have come to an end and that his scheduled European/UK tour dates have been canceled. “Consider me once I say that the considered disappointing my followers actually f—s me up, greater than you’ll ever know.”
“My workforce is at the moment arising with concepts for the place I will carry out with out having to journey from metropolis to metropolis or nation to nation,” he continued within the word, which echoes a hope he shared throughout his Billboard interview.
“My aim is to get again onstage as quickly as doable.”
Watch the complete interview within the video above.