New Ozzy Album Features Members of Pearl Jam & Queens Of The Stone Age
OK, so we already know from previous interviews that the new Ozzy Osbourne album has Chili Peppers drummer and late Foo Fighters drummer (wow that hurts typing that) Taylor Hawkins playing drums.
Now, Peppers drummer Chad Smith confirmed on the Talk Is Jericho podcast that there’s a handful of well-known musicians on the album, including Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, G’nR bassist Duff McKagan, Andrew Watt, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready & Queens of the Stoneage singer Josh Homme!
Smith told Jericho that Black Sabbath’s guitarist even sent in guitar riffs, “Tony sent us a bunch of riffs and we took what we thought was the best of ’em, which was fucking great.” Smith added, “Then Eric Clapton plays a fucking wah-wah Cream-type solo. We’re, like, ‘Eric, can you solo on this song? Wah-wah, please.”
Smith continued, “Then Jeff Beck is on two songs. We tried to get Jimmy Page, we tried to get the holy trinity, but I don’t think Page plays anymore too much, unfortunately. But Mike McCready’s (Pearl Jam) on a track. Josh Homme, my neighbor from QUEENS solos on a track. And then Zakk Wyldeis on the record as well, all over it. So it’s like if you’re a guitar player, [it’s] pretty fucking good.”
Are you surprised to see Ozzy still pumping out music? Honestly, I kinda am. And, equally excited to hear what he’s come up with this time around!