Ozzy Osbourne‘s longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde says that he has no involvement with Ozzy’s upcoming album. Ozzy recently provided guest vocals on Post Malone‘s song “Take What You Want,” which was produced by Andrew Watt. It led to Ozzy and Watt collaborating on the Black Sabbath singer’s 12th solo LP.
Asked on “The Cassius Morris Show” if he had worked on the record, Wylde responded, “No, no — we didn’t do anything on that. Ozz, he just jammed with some friends that he knows. He was just, like, ‘Hey, Zakk, I ended up tracking some of the stuff,’ or whatever, and I was, like, ‘Oh, great, Ozz’ . . . But no, I didn’t have nothing to do with the stuff that Ozz just recorded.”
Wylde has toured and recorded with Ozzy on and off for more than 30 years, most recently reuniting with him in 2017. Wylde last played on Ozzy’s 2007 album Black Rain. Ozzy told us a while back what he wants out of a guitarist: [“When I audition guitar players, I go, ‘I don’t want to know how fast you can play, I don’t want to know if you can stand on your head and play it through your butt, or whatever — just give me a riff that’ll make a kid want to go out and buy a guitar.’ Simple, but effective — how (much) more simple can you get than (the Kinks song) ‘You Really Got Me’? Just go (sings opening guitar part).”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . Me”? Just go (sings opening guitar part).)
Ozzy has not released an all-new solo effort since 2010’s Scream, having spent the last few years touring with Sabbath in support of that band’s 13 LP, as well as playing a number of solo shows. For much of this year, Ozzy has been recuperating at home after a string of illnesses followed by surgery forced the postponement of his solo tour.
It was during his recovery that Ozzy first got together with Malone, following that up by working with Watt on the new LP. A release date and title have yet to be revealed.
Story source: Blabbermouth
- Ozzy’s longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde did not play on the album Ozzy recently recorded.
- Ozzy recorded the LP with producer Andrew Watt after working with the latter on a Post Malone song.
- Wylde has played on and off with Ozzy for 30 years, most recently reuniting with him in 2017.