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Ozzy Osbourne reveals his next solo album is finished

Further details on the 'Ordinary Man' follow-up are expected in the coming weeks

By Tom Skinner

Ozzy Osbourne in the official video for 'Straight To Hell'
Ozzy Osbourne in the official video for 'Straight To Hell'. CREDIT: Still/ Ozzy Osbourne's official YouTube channel

Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he’s completed work on his next solo album.

The former Black Sabbath frontman released his 12th studio effort, ‘Ordinary Man’, back in February 2020. In December 2021, Osbourne’s producer and guitarist Andrew Watt confirmed that the singer and his band were “about halfway through” recording its follow-up.

Taking to social media over the weekend, Osbourne provided an update on his forthcoming LP. “I’m so happy to let everyone know that I finished my new album this week and delivered it to my label Epic Records,” he wrote.

“I’ll be sharing all the information about the album and its’ upcoming release with you in the next several weeks.”

The as-yet-untitled record was due to arrive before the end of April, according to a financial statement issued by Sony last October.

Speaking to Metal Hammer in 2021, Osbourne explained that his 13th album would be “similar in tone” to ‘Ordinary Man’ but said he “can’t describe it completely”.

“I’ve not heard it for a while because it keeps going over to the next person to add their parts – we’re fucking around with it all the time,” he told the outlet.

Andrew Watt previously revealed that Osbourne’s new band consists of himself on guitar, Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo on bass, with the late Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters contributing drums alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith.

Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Josh Homme and Zakk Wylde are also expected to make guest appearances on the record.

Ozzy Osbourne is due to embark on his COVID-delayed UK and European ‘No More Tours 2’ run of shows in May 2023, with Judas Priest appearing as his support act.

Last month saw the Prince Of Darkness make a cameo appearance in the video for Yungblud’s recent single ‘The Funeral’ alongside his wife, Sharon Osbourne.

Back in January, Osbourne launched his ‘CryptoBatz’ NFT collection, which was subsequently targeted by an online phishing scam. In February, a revolutionary new ‘biting’ utility was added to the cryptocurrency project.