Ozzy Osbourne has released this weekend ‘Under The Graveyard,’ his first new solo music in almost a decade. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter new tune, which is a ballad that builds into a searing rocker, is the first single from his upcoming record, ‘Ordinary Man.’
The musician’s 12th solo studio album is due to be released from Epic Records early next year. Recorded in Los Angeles, ‘Ordinary Man’ features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums.
“This is quite possibly the most important album I have done in a very long time, probably since (his sixth solo studio record, 1991’s) ‘No More Tears,'” Osbourne has revealed. “This album was a gift from my higher power-it is proof to me that you should never give up.”
“It all started when (his daughter) Kelly comes in and says, ‘Do you want to work on a Post Malone song (‘Take What You Want’)?'” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee explained. “My first thing was, ‘Who the f*ck is Post Malone?!’ I went to (Watt’s) house and he said, ‘We will work really quick.’
“After we finished that song, (Watt) said, ‘Would you be interested in starting an album?’ I said, ‘That would be f*cking great, but now I am thinking I don’t want to be working in a basement studio for six months! In just a short time, we had the album done. (McKagan) and (Smith) came in and we would…jam during the day, and I would go work out the songs in the evenings,” the singer also shared.
“I had previously had said to (his wife) Sharon I should be doing an album, but in the back of my mind I was going, I haven’t got the f*cking strength. But (Watt) pulled it out of me. I really hope people listen to it and enjoy it, because I put my heart and soul into this album,” Osbourne added.