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 - Ordinary Man - Black, White & Grey Marbled Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $40.79, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 10-Feb-2021 11:06)on March 5, 2021 at 7:44 am
OZZY OSBOURNE Ordinary Man (2020 UK Limited 'Online Exclusive' Edition 10-track LP pressed on 140gm Black, White & Grey Marbled Vinyl - Ozzy's twelfth solo studio album features special appearances from Duff McKagan, Chad Smith, Slash and Tom Morello while Elton John & Post Malone provide guest vocals. Includes the singles Under The Graveyard, Straight To Hell, Ordinary Man and It's A Raid. Complete with download card and printed inner, picture sleeve sealed with itshype sticker intact)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Scream Now! - Japanese - handbill - Promo - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 26-Jan-2021 14:32)on March 5, 2021 at 7:44 am
OZZY OSBOURNE Scream Now! (Pair of official 2010 Japanese 6" x 8" promotional handbill/flyer produced to promote the album release and featuring yellow tinted album artwork image with release details and tracklisting - this is actually the reverse side, the other side features a set of 7 different glossy stickered including the album artwork, five artist name logos and a large 'cross' image!)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley - US - 12" picture disc - £35.00, $47.60, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 31-Dec-2020 08:37)on March 5, 2021 at 7:44 am
OZZY OSBOURNE Mr Crowley (Rare 1982 US collectors edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, also including You Said It All and Suicide Solution with all tracks recorded live. The die-cut picture sleeve displays some minor general wear whilst the disc shows little signs of play AL-37640)
- Ozzy Osbourne - Ultimate Live Ozzy - US - 12" picture disc - £60.00, $81.60, €67.20 (New Item) (arrived 31-Dec-2020 08:36)on March 5, 2021 at 7:44 am
OZZY OSBOURNE Ultimate Live Ozzy (Scarce 1986 US limited edition 3-track live 12" Picture Disc, features The Ultimate Sin, Never Know Why and Thank God For The Bomb, within a hype stickered PVC envelope sleeve)
- Ozzy Osbourne - The Other Side Of Ozzy Osbourne - Complete in shrink - Japanese - vinyl LP - £65.00, $88.40, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2020 17:28)on March 5, 2021 at 7:44 am
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)