Zakk Wylde Says Excite For Working with Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne
The lead guitarist of Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde has recently shown up in an interview, talking about Ozzy’s upcoming album in such excitement. The talented guitarist reflected on his experience of working with such regarded names, including Tony Iommi, in a project and how it has been going.
While Ozzy Osbourne‘s new album news has been wandering around for several months, it’s also been confirmed by the legendary singer that Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton, and Zakk Wylde all would be appearing in his follow-up to “Ordinary Man,” as well. And as all fans have already started to wait eagerly for Ozzy‘s new effort that is tentatively scheduled to be released in early 2022, they now also got to hear more of it thanks to the talented guitarist Zakk Wylde.
During a recent conversation of his, Ozzy Osbourne‘s solo band’s guitarist Zakk Wylde reflected his feelings on the anticipated album, confessing how it is to work with such names including Tony Iommi, and more.
“If you would have told me when I was 15 years old that I would be playing on a record with Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton, I would have been, like, ‘Yeah, okay. I guess we’ll be going for pizza with them as well.’ It’s just, like, ‘Yeah, okay. Whatever, man.’ But, yeah, it’s definitely pretty surreal. It’s an honor. Obviously, they all my heroes — Ozzy and everybody, all the other guys. It’s definitely a humbling, honoring moment for sure.”
You can hear the whole conversation of Zakk Wylde about the upcoming album of Ozzy Osbourne featuring Tony Iommi and more, down below.
On the other hand, Zakk Wylde has also talked more already about the upcoming album of Ozzy Osbourne during an earlier interview of his that occurred last November, explaining he didn’t contribute to the songwriting process for Ozzy‘s upcoming album.
“Basically, everything was already written,” said Ozzy Osbourne‘s guitarist and continued. “I would change a few things here and there, going into certain riffs or something like that — you know, do my own thing to ’em. But it was pretty much already done. But kind of how we did — ‘Down To Earth,’ I think, was more like that where everything was pretty much written before I got in there. So I just do my thing, put my solos and everything like that. But, yeah, I’m really happy with the way it came out.”
While revealing more stuff about the upcoming album of Ozzy, which was also already revealed by the regarded singer that 15 songs have been recorded for his upcoming LP, Zakk Wylde also praised the star squad and their work, calling Jeff Beck’s performance “definitely sounds slamming” and said:
“The same goes for all the guys — what Tony Iommi played, and then Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, it’s all killer, for sure. On those tracks, I’m playing rhythm guitar for my heroes… it’s crazy! It sounds awesome and I’m beyond honored to be doing it.”
Also the producer Andrew Watt talked about the upcoming album Ozzy Osbourne earlier, which features guest appearances of several regarded musicians like “Ordinary Man” as it was featured Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and Andrew Watt himself on guitar. Ozzy‘s producer said:
“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 [Metallica], who used to play in Ozzy’s band. And Taylor Hawkins [Foo Fighters] 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.”
Ultimately, the talented guitarist of Ozzy Osbourne‘s solo band, Zakk Wylde also appeared in another interview recently, where he revealed the real story of Ozzy Osbourne Grammy-winning song. The song that belongs to the multi-platinum 1991 album “Mr. Tinkertrain” of Ozzy Osbourne, “I Don’t Want to Change the World” was apparently written as a joke while Ozzy was out of the room during the writing sessions, says the lead singer of the heavy metal band Black Label Society. You can also check out the story of it, here.