September 27, 2022

Producer Andrew Watt revealed that Ozzy Osbourne recorded further songs with late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins that didn’t make the metallic legend’s new album, Affected person No. 9.

Because it stands, Hawkins is credited with drums and co-writing credit on three songs on the ultimate album: “Parasite,” “Mr. Darkness,” and “God Solely Is aware of.” Apparently, Hawkins recorded much more tracks that have been held again for a future undertaking.

Watt made the revelation in a brand new Rolling Stone profile about Ozzy, stating that there’s “a bunch of different stuff with Ozzy and Taylor, as nicely, that’s going for use for one more factor.”

The producer tapped Hawkins and the Pink Sizzling Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith to deal with percussion on Affected person No. 9, with Smith taking up the majority of the tracks (“God Solely Is aware of” options each drummers). Primarily based on Watt’s remarks, the session workload could have been a bit extra balanced, even when that’s not mirrored within the ultimate observe listing for Affected person No. 9.

One other eyebrow-raising tidbit within the Rolling Stone profile comes from Ozzy himself. Discussing his first solo guitarist, the late Randy Rhoads, Ozzy stated that Rhoads didn’t care an excessive amount of for rival shredder Eddie Van Halen.

“I heard lately that Eddie [Van Halen] stated he taught Randy all his licks … he by no means,” Osbourne stated. “To be sincere, Randy didn’t have a pleasant factor to say about Eddie. Perhaps that they had a falling out or no matter, however they have been rivals.”

Ozzy additionally opened up concerning the prop stand he has been utilizing to assist him stand upright on stage at his latest dwell appearances for the Commonwealth Video games and the NFL season-kickoff halftime present. As a result of blood thinners he takes, an errant fall might trigger inside bleeding, making the medical danger too nice.

“I went, ‘Fuck it, I’m going to go for it,’” Osbourne stated of the well being danger of performing. “I stated to Sharon, ‘If I fall over, I fall over. However I’ll attempt my finest to not.’”

Take a look at the three songs on Affected person Quantity 9 that characteristic Taylor Hawkins within the gamers under.

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