Ordinary Man (Ozzy Osbourne album)

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Ordinary Man
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 2020
Recorded2019
LabelEpic
ProducerAndrew Watt
Ozzy Osbourne chronology
See You on the Other Side
(2019)
Ordinary Man
(2020)
Singles from Ordinary Man
  1. "Under the Graveyard"
    Released: 8 November 2019

Ordinary Man is the upcoming twelfth studio album by English heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne. The album has a tentative release date of January 2020.[1] The first single off the album titled "Under the Graveyard" was released on 8 November 2019.[2]

Background[edit]

Ordinary Man will be Ozzy's first studio album in ten years as a solo artist, following Scream (2010). It is also his first album overall since he reunited with Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler for their final album 13 (2013)[3], with him as lead singer. After the release of 13, they went on a farewell tour titled The End Tour, which ended in Birmingham, England on February 2017.[4] After Black Sabbath concluded their farewell tour, Ozzy kept working on new material. In September 2019, Ozzy released "Take What You Want", a featured single on Post Malone's second album Hollywood's Bleeding, which went on to become his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10 in over 30 years, thus making it the longest gap between top 10 appearances in the chart's history.[5] On 8 November 2019, it was revealed that Ozzy had worked with Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith on the album. Speaking about the recording, Ozzy commented that the entire album process is done "in just a short time", adding "Duff and Chad came in and we would go in and jam during the day and I would go work out the songs in the evenings. I previously had said to Sharon [Osbourne, Ozzy's wife and manager] I should be doing an album, but in the back of my mind I was going, 'I haven't got the fucking strength.' But Andrew pulled it out of me. I really hope people listen to it and enjoy it, because I put my heart and soul into this album." [6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Under the Graveyard"Ozzy Osbourne, watt, Chad Smith, Ali Tamposi4:58

Rumored Tracks[edit]

  • Crack Cocaine
  • Mr. Armageddon

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmes, Randy (28 October 2019). "New Ozzy Osbourne Album to Be Released in January 2020". loudwire.com. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ "OZZY OSBOURNE To Release 'Ordinary Man' Album; 'Under The Graveyard' Single Now Available". blabbermouth.net. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  3. ^ Kielty, Martin (November 8, 2019). "Ozzy Osbourne's New 'Ordinary Man' LP Band Includes Duff McKagan, Chad Smith". ultimateclassicrock.com. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "BLACK SABBATH Reaches 'The End' As Band Performs Final Concert In Birmingham (Video)". blabbermouth.net. February 4, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Lizzo Leads Billboard Hot 100, Post Malone Brings Back Ozzy Osbourne & Lewis Capaldi Lands First Top 10". Billboard. September 16, 2019. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Munro, Scott (8 November 2019). "Ozzy announces new album Ordinary Man - listen to first single Under The Graveyard". loudersound.com. Retrieved 8 November 2019.