Ozzy Osbourne is currently performing with the Black Sabbath on a farewell tour of music. In an interview last year, he said he working with Steve Stevens for new songs. Then there was no explanation for the new album.
Ozzy’s official solo guitarist, Firewind guitarist Gus G, talked about possibility of Ozzy’s new album. He also clarified is he still Ozzy’s solo guitarist. In an interview with the “One On One With Mitch Lafon” podcast, he said:
“That would be a question for him, not for me. [Laughs] I don’t have any inside info, except for the news that we all keep seeing popping up on various web sites. I know he’s been hinting at work on a new solo record, but when will that be? I sure don’t know.”
He also talked about Ozzy’s new songs writing with Steve Stevens, said:
“I don’t know. I don’t think [Ozzy] said that Steve Stevens is in the band. He said he was writing with him. I know some web sites went on to say, ‘It sucks for Gus because he’s not there anymore.’ I don’t think Ozzy ever said that. At least I didn’t think that, anyway. That’s something I’ve known about since last year. I’ve heard a couple of those demos he did with his buddy, Billy Morrison [who also plays guitar in Billy Idol’s band], and Steve Stevens. Those guys are great songwriters. I love what they did on the last Billy Idol record. I don’t know what the plans are. This is not the kind of band where I make decisions. I’m hired to play guitar. Whatever Ozzy and Sharon [Osbourne, Ozzy’s wife and manager] decide, or their label executives, or producer, or whoever is going to be writing that… First of all, it’s too early to say, and I would be the wrong guy to ask.”
You can listen the entire interview from below.