The former Black Sabbath member Ozzy Osbourne recently reflected on working with Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi, and Zakk Wylde on his upcoming studio album “Patient Number 9”, due this September 9.
Ozzy Osbourne talks about the reunion
Last Thursday (Jun 23), Ozzy Osbourne delighted the worldwide rock and metal community by releasing the titular single for his long-awaited thirteenth solo album and the follow-up to 2020’s critically-acclaimed “Ordinary Man”.
The announcement would be the second in a string of good news concerning The Prince of Darkness, as earlier this month Sharon Osbourne confirmed that Ozzy’s potentially life-altering procedure had gone well and that the rock icon was pleasantly recovering “on the road to recovery”.
The core lineup which made “Ordinary Man” so great, “Patient Number 9” features an astonishing roster of guest talent, including guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi, and Zakk Wylde.
Ozzy recently shared a Q&A session in which he covers some of the fans’ questions concerning the album. He was also asked how he feels about reuniting with Tony Iommi.
“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.”
It was also noted how Zakk contributes a lot in this album and Osbourne was asked how the decision was made to have him play since he didn’t play on the last album. Osbourne answered:
“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.”