November 28, 2022

Steel icon Ozzy Osbourne earned 4 Grammy nominations on Tuesday (November fifteenth) for his thirteenth solo album, Affected person Quantity 9. That’s essentially the most nominations he’s ever acquired for a single LP.

Affected person Quantity 9 picked up nominations for Finest Rock Efficiency and Finest Rock Tune for “Affected person Quantity 9″ (that includes Jeff Beck); Finest Steel Efficiency for “Degradation Guidelines” (that includes Tony lommi); and for Finest Rock Album. Earlier than this yr, the Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer had scored three Grammy wins and eight nominations.

In a Q&A offered by Osbourne’s camp, the Prince of Darkness expressed gratitude for the Grammy nominations and a little bit of shock.

“I’m actually overwhelmed,” he stated. “Making this file was a good way to me to get again to work as I continued to heal. It’s fairly nice to be acknowledged at this level in my profession.”

Osbourne additionally famous that the pandemic helped give him the time and house to place collectively a brand new album so shortly after 2020’s Abnormal Man.

“Effectively, the factor was I had all this time — all of us did by way of the pandemic,” he stated. “As a substitute of mendacity there and simply doing my bodily remedy, the file really obtained me doing one thing that I really like.”

As for his mindset when writing and recording the album, Osbourne stated, “I used to be enthusiastic about the instances we’ve been residing in. There wasn’t a lot excellent news. It was a fucking conflict in Ukraine and the pandemic. The world appeared to be on the point of a nasty factor.”

He added that, “The enterprise endlessly surprises me. It’s by no means a secure guess. I’ve achieved issues previously the place I inform myself ‘that is going to be successful.’ Then it’s gone down the shitter and different issues I’ve achieved…It’s achieved the alternative. I’m very cheered up by the help.”

Ozzy is particularly thrilled that his collaboration with longtime Black Sabbath bandmate Iommi has been nominated, remarking, “I imply that tune would’ve made an incredible Black Sabbath observe. It’s a really well-structured tune. I’ve identified Tony since I used to be 12 years outdated and I’m glad to say we’ve continued a very good friendship. Tony’s been very supportive of me whereas I’ve been recovering from surgical procedure. He’s been in fixed contact, which has been nice.”

Learn Heavy Consequence‘s latest Ozzy Osbourne cowl story right here. Within the interview, the metallic nice expressed curiosity in having an “unknown” play him in a biopic, and admitted that if it have been as much as him, he’d fairly keep in America than transfer again to England.

The sixty fifth Grammy Awards takes place February fifth in Los Angeles. View the complete listing of 2023 Grammy nominations in main classes right here.

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