Ozzy Osbourne has already begun writing the sequel to Ordinary Man
There’s no rest for the wicked.
Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs on stage at British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 4, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. Image: Christie Goodwin / Redferns via Getty Images
Ozzy Osbourne just released his solo album Ordinary Man two weeks ago, but he’s already started move on a new record.
Just yesterday (25 February), the Prince of Darkness held a Reddit AMA session to engage fans and promote his latest release by answering questions from Reddit users. When asked about his plans post-Ordinary Man, the singer revealed that he was actually working on yet another record.
“I am [writing] another album because while I can’t tour, I can make music”, the Black Sabbath icon said. “What I learned from Ordinary Man, it got the juices flowing again. People say they write the best songs when they’re unhappy, and I was unhappy last year. I don’t have a favourite song from Ordinary Man because I was writing a new song every day.”
Ordinary Man is Osbourne’s first album since 2010’s Scream, and features a stellar roster of musicians like Elton John, Slash, Post Malone and Tom Morello, just to name a few.
Due to his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease, Osbourne has cancelled the North American leg of No More Tours 2, held in support of Ordinary Man. During this time, he will be heading to Switzerland for additional treatment. The singer said in a statement at the time: “I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans.”
The European leg of the tour, however, will go on as planned. It begins on 23 October at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle, United Kingdom, and ends on 7 December, at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.
More information at ozzy.com.
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