Ozzy’s “Ordinary Man” Drops February 21st, First LP in a Decade
Recently on the CBS-TV daytime lady gabfest called "The Talk", Sharon Osbourne revealed that long time hubby Ozzy was collaborating with Elton John and it turns out that the two legendary artists appear together on the title track of Ozzy's upcoming solo album, Ordinary Man, which drops on February 21st.
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who plays on the album along with Slash and Duff McKagan of Guns n Roses, said the song is simply amazing: "Elton and Ozzy both sound f**king awesome" on the song, explaining, "These two iconic legendary English f**king rockers that have been through it all are singing about the end of their lives. 'I don't wanna die an ordinary man.' And it's f**king great." Elton plays the piano and sings on the track.
Ordinary Man is Ozzy's first solo album in a decade, following 2010's Scream. He spent the last few years touring with Black Sabbath in support of that band's 13 LP, as well as playing a number of solo shows. More recently, Osbourne has been recuperating at home after sustaining a bad neck injury resulting in the postponement of what is being billed as his final world solo tour.
Marilyn Manson opens for Ozzy in the Tacoma Dome on July 11th.