Former Black Sabbath member Ozzy Osbourne is set to world premiere another new song called “Degradation Rules” from his upcoming album, “Patient Number 9”, on the latest episode of “Ozzy Speaks” on SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard.
Ozzy Osbourne opens up on the matter
During the one-hour show hosted by Ozzy and close friend/musician Billy Morrison, they went on to discuss the new song and album. Ozzy also shared a story about running into legendary guitarist Eric Clapton at AA meetings in Los Angeles.
Ozzy said: “Many, many years ago, me and Sharon [Osbourne, Ozzy’s wife/manager] were in New York and we had to go to an award show. Everybody was there. And I was still doing drugs and alcohol and I was freaked out. So, we go to this award show and afterwards there’s me, Grace Jones, that chick I did the award show with. Me, Grace Jones, and I wanted a picture of Eric Clapton, me and Grace Jones together.
“I thought, ‘He’s gonna think I’m a…’ And he’d just come out of some place. So, he was freaked out, which I didn’t know. And I’d convinced myself that he was gonna stop this photograph from being [released]; I’d never seen it for the longest time. And then I went to an AA meeting in the valley many years later; it was like 10 years later. I turn around in this AA meeting and there at the back was Eric Clapton sitting there.”
“And I’m, like, ‘F***ing hell.’ … I’m thinking, ‘He still remembers.’ Not thinking of what he’s done in the last 10 years. … I’m thinking, ‘All he’s done, he’s still thinking how much he hates me.’ … So I’m thinking, ‘At the end of the meeting, I’m gonna go out that door. I’m f***ing legging this.’ … I’m thinking, ‘He hates me. He’s gonna call me the biggest cunt he ever met.’ So, I’m just going back to cross the road. I’ll get in the car and drive off.’ A couple weeks later, I go again. There he is again. I’m thinking, ‘This f***ing guy…’ … Yeah. I’m paranoid as f***. So, I’m just about to cross the road and get in my car and drive off. He goes, ‘Ozzy.’ I go, ‘Here we go.’ And he goes, ‘Good to see you in the room.’ We had a chat and I thought, ‘Wow, what a nice guy.’ The f***ing next week, I go to a music stand and that photograph [from the award show] was in the magazine, the first magazine I picked up.”
“Patient Number 9” will arrive on September 9. The LP’s title track, featuring a guest appearance by legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, was made available last month. Artist and comic book creator Todd McFarlane directed the music video for the song.