The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, spoke in a recent interview with Guitar World and revealed some details about the recording process of his new album, Ordinary Man.
While talking about Andrew Watt, who is the producer and guitarist of the recent album, Ozzy also mentioned the 80’s hair metal bands and revealed what he really thinks about them.
Here’s what Ozzy said:
“He’s a great guitar player! And what I admire about Andrew is, in that space for the solo, a lot of people would just shred through it.
“I mean, we all saw the wheedle-wheedle-wheedle thing in the fucking ’80s. Every fucking hair-band was wheedle-wheedle-wheedle. On everything. And you go, ‘Oh, for fuck’s sake!’
But Andrew thought melodically. He would start with the melody, and then he would go off, and then he would come back to it. He’s got flair. And it’s tastier when someone can compliment what I’m singing.
“I mean, Zakk Wylde, he’s fucking insane, he’s great. But so is Andrew. And Zakk’s heard a couple of tracks. My drummer Tommy [touring drummer Tommy Clufetos] has heard it. He said, ‘I love this stuff. It’s great.’ They understand.”
You can read the entire interview here.
Ozzy Osbourne’s recent album, Ordinary Man, has released on February 21, 2020. You can listen to one of the songs from that album below.