Andrew Watt, the record producer, singer, and songwriter, has revealed that Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne‘s new album is almost done while putting the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on the table.
During the recent interview he gave to the Guitar World, Andrew Watt has talked about the long-awaited album of Ozzy Osbourne, referring to the British heavy metal singer’s twelfth studio album, ‘Ordinary Man.’
Watt was asked about his next step for Osbourne after he put such an amazing band, consists of himself on guitar, Duff McKagan on bass, and Chad Smith on drums, for ‘Ordinary Man.’ The producer hinted that there’s a bunch of people involved this time.
He said that he started doing some basic tracks with Chad Smith again, and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy’s band. Watt also unveiled that Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters came in and played in the new record.
Calling their last album with Osbourne a very special piece, Andrew Watt explained that there was no point in Ozzy or he, himself, doing this again unless they thought they could bring something new to the table.
Here’s what Watt said about the new album of Osbourne:
“There’s a bunch of people involved. I can’t say for sure until the end, but I started doing a bunch of basic tracks with Chad and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy’s band.
And Taylor Hawkins also came in and played a bunch on the record as well, which adds a different flair. It kind of harkened back to Ozzy’s ‘80s era – in a great way.
And I think it’s so cool for a rock fan to be able to listen to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and then you flip it over and you get to hear Taylor Hawkins.
And you know, the last album was really special for everyone involved. And so there was no point in Ozzy or me doing this again unless we thought we could bring something new to the table. And I feel like we’re achieving that.”
“Well, we’re just halfway through, so it could still change. Some of these songs we have could wind up not even making the album.
So I can’t really say yet. But in the end, it’s all Ozzy’s decision. When he tells me we’ve got the album, that’s when I’ll stop.”
Check out the rest of the interview here.