From Planet Rock.
Ozzy Osbourne will release his first solo studio album in almost a decade in January 2020.
The Black Sabbath legend’s wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, recently appeared on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show to give an update on Ozzy’s health after his serious fall in April.
Earlier this month, Ozzy postponed his UK and European tour in early 2020 for a second time as his recovery from the fall and subsequent surgery on his neck is “taking a little bit longer than everyone thought it would.”
Asked how Ozzy is recovering from his series of health setbacks, Sharon told SiriusXM: “He’s getting there. He had a very, very bad accident this year, but he’s getting there. He’s just finished an album, and the album is coming out in January. And he’s doing good.
“He’s very excited about the duet he did with (rapper) Post (Malone) and also Travis Scott. It’s doing great. It’s at Top 40 radio, and it’s climbing up every week. It’s doing good.”
Asked if Ozzy’s “spirits are okay,” Sharon repsonded: “Now they are. Now he’s done his album, and it’s coming out, and everybody’s really pumped about it. He’s happy. He is.”
Sharon also reiterated that Ozzy is still planning to complete his No More Tours 2, saying: “He has another year and a half to do. And these kids have held on to their tickets )for the postponed shows) for over a year. And he’s gonna go back and he’s gonna fulfil that commitment — he’s gonna play those shows. And he’s not totally retiring, but the touring — he won’t do any more touring.”
Although the follow-up to June 2010’s ‘Scream’ is yet to be titled, Ozzy joked to Rolling Stone in August he’s going to call it ‘Recuperation’.
He explained that the album, which is tentatively set to feature nine tracks, helped to keep him occupied and distracted during his dire year.
“The most depressing thing I’ve been thinking is, ‘Am I gonna walk properly again? Am I gonna be able to perform again?’” Ozzy said two months ago.
“I thought, ‘Well, if I just lay there watching fucking World at War again, I’m not gonna f—ing do anything. So do what you can, even if it’s a little, just so you’re doing stuff … I don’t think I can do a rock concert right now. I’ll go, ‘Hello,’ and that’s it.”
It’s currently unclear when the UK and Ireland leg of Ozzy’s No More Tours 2 tour with Judas Priest will be rearranged for.
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- Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - Japanese - vinyl LP - £55.00, $68.75, €61.60 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jul-2020 12:15)on September 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm
OZZY OSBOURNE Diary Of A Madman (1981 Japanese 8-track vinyl LP, including the singles Flying High Again, Over The Mountain and You Can't Kill Rock And Roll, picture sleeve complete with fold-out Japanese text biography/lyric insert and picture obi-strip. The sleeve displays some light wear with a small crease to the top right corner, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play 25AP2237)
- Ozzy Osbourne - The Other Side Of Ozzy Osbourne - Complete in shrink - Japanese - vinyl LP - £65.00, $81.25, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jul-2020 12:30)on September 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm
OZZY OSBOURNE The Other Side Of Ozzy Osbourne (1984 Japanese-only 10-track vinyl LP including six live recordings. The picture sleeve comes with the fold-out Japanese text biography / lyric insert, three individual colour poster prints and the'Hard N Heavy' series obi-strip. The sleeve retains its opened shrinkwrap with the hypesticker stating 'Colour Pin-up Poster Included; Ozzy, Randy, Jake' in Japanese, whilst the vinyl appears in fantastic 'as new' condition 28AP2982)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Live & Loud + Booklet - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £150.00, $187.50, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2020 11:34)on September 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm
OZZY OSBOURNE Live & Loud (Rare 1993 Dutch-pressed limited edition 21-track double vinyl LP recorded 'Around The World 1991-1992', featuring over two hours of live recordings. Housed in a hype-stickered wide-spined single pocket glossy picture sleeve with a colour fold-out information booklet. The sleeve dispays some minor general wear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play, overall an excellent example)
- Ozzy Osbourne - So Tired - Gold Vinyl - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2020 11:23)on September 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm
OZZY OSBOURNE So Tired (1983 UK limited edition 5-track Gold 12" EP, also including Waiting For Darkness plus Bark At The Moon, Suicide Solution and Paranoid, all recorded live at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City on March 18th 1984, clear PVC sleeve WA4452)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Changes - UK - 12" picture disc - £40.00, $50.00, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jun-2020 11:11)on September 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm
OZZY OSBOURNE Changes (1993 UK limited edition 4-track vinyl 12" Picture Disc single featuring tracks from Ozzy's 'Live & Loud' double album including Changes [With Audience], No More Tears & Desire, within a PVC sleeve complete with back picture insert. The insert displays little wear, whilst the disc shows minimal signs of play)