That’s the word according to the latest update on Ozzy from his wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne. She shared the news with her co-hosts on CBS daytime talk show The Talk Monday (Jan. 6) while noting that 2020 will be Ozzy’s year for “wellness” along with the rocker spending much time on the road performing.
Asked by fellow The Talk presenter Carrie Ann Inaba what the new year has in store for legendary singer, Sharon spilled the beans about the Elton John collaboration. However, it’s currently unclear if the song will appear on Ozzy’s upcoming album, Ordinary Man, the anticipated effort expected to arrive later this month.
“A lot of good things,” Sharon replied. “Wellness. To get back with his band. To get doing what he loves, which is touring and being out there with his fans. Yes, there is new music and it’s great. He’s got all his friends playing on it. He’s doing a song with Elton [John]. There is so much good stuff. Good things.”
Watch the video of Sharon’s update down toward the bottom of this post.
High-profile collaborations with Ozzy are nothing new. After all, the former Black Sabbath singer hooked up with rapper Post Malone earlier this year. That partnership led to “Under the Graveyard” producer Andrew Watt, a frequent Posty collaborator, working with Ozzy on his forthcoming album. Guns N’ Roses‘ Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith also contribute to the effort.
Last month, Ozzy shared a Christmastime playlist on Spotify, and the rocker’s late-’70s dark period was vividly captured onscreen in the Jonas Åkerlund-directed clip for “Under the Graveyard.” Elsewhere, Ozzy revealed that he hasn’t released what he considers his Sgt. Pepper album.
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- Elton John - The Bitch Is Back - French - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 27-Feb-2021 14:05)on March 1, 2021 at 1:57 am
ELTON JOHN The Bitch Is Back (1974 French wide-centred 7" vinyl single, also including Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, within a unique matt picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a glimpse of ringwear on the back, whilst the vinyl remains excellent with only the lightest signs of play DJM17626)
- Elton John - Rock Of The Westies + gold promo stamp - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 16:26)on March 1, 2021 at 1:57 am
ELTON JOHN Rock Of The Westies (1975 US 9-track LP, complete with album credits inner and lyric insert, picture sleeve with gold promo stamp to cover. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played MCA-2163)
- Elton John - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 19-Feb-2021 16:49)on March 1, 2021 at 1:57 am
ELTON JOHN Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (1976 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, featuring Elton's second release on Rocket Records, also including Shoulder Holster, Rocket company die-cut paper sleeve ROKN517)
- Elton John - Elton John - Portugese - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 14:15)on March 1, 2021 at 1:57 am
ELTON JOHN Elton John (1980 Portugese issue of the 1970 10-track vinyl LP, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics across the inner spread. The sleeve has a little light storage wear and the vinyl has a few minor surface scuffs, but appears barely played MM-8021)
- Elton John - Honky Chateau - 2nd - Red Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $68.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 22-Feb-2021 14:47)on March 1, 2021 at 1:57 am
ELTON JOHN Honky Chateau (Very scarce 1972 UK first issue 10-track LP pressed on Ruby Red Vinyl which is visible when held to a light source, textured gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve displays just a little evidence of shelfwear & the vinyl appears barely played DJLPH423)