Ozzy Osbourne Expresses Desire to Record ‘One More Album’ and Plans for Another Tour in 2024
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Ozzy Osbourne, the iconic metal legend, is proving that age is just a number as he gears up for an exciting return to the music scene. Despite facing setbacks due to a neck injury that kept him on the sidelines for much of this year, Ozzy recently shared some thrilling news with Metal Hammer in an exclusive interview.
The Prince of Darkness is not done rocking, and he’s got big plans for his fans.
“I’ve done two albums fairly recently [2020’s ‘Ordinary Man’ and 2022’s ‘Patient Number 9,’ both produced by Andrew Watt], but I want to do one more album and then go back on the road,” Ozzy, 74, revealed. He’s taking matters into his own hands, setting up a home studio at his U.K. residence and expressing a desire to collaborate with the talented producer Andrew Watt again. “I’m just starting to work on it now, and we’ll be recording in the early part of next year,” he added. “I want to take my time with this one!”
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Ozzy may have faced numerous surgeries to address his persistent neck and spinal injury, but he’s feeling much better now.
He shared that he had his “final” surgery earlier this month, and it seems to have done wonders for him.
“I’ve had all the surgery now, thank God. I’m feeling okay – it was just dragging on,” Ozzy explained, referring to the injury he suffered after a late-night fall in 2019. “I thought I’d be back on my feet months ago; I just couldn’t get used to this mode of living, constantly having something wrong. I can’t walk properly yet, but I’m not in any pain anymore, and the surgery on my spine went great.”
While Ozzy is on the road to recovery, he’s not quite ready for travel just yet.
Fans shouldn’t expect him to make a surprise appearance at the all-metal Power Trip festival in California’s Coachella Valley on Oct. 6-8. Instead, Judas Priest will be taking the stage in Ozzy’s place. Ozzy had nothing but praise for the fellow Birmingham hard rock icon, saying:
“It’s brilliant. [Priest singer] Rob [Halford]’s a great singer, and they’re a very good band. He’s been a very dear friend of mine, and he’s one of the greatest rock singers of all time.”
Despite his enthusiasm for the festival, Ozzy assured fans that he won’t be attending to watch performances by AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica, or Tool. “If I can’t do the gig, I don’t really want to be there,” he emphasized. Ozzy knows that fans would be clamoring for him to join in, but for now, he’s focused on his recovery and his exciting plans for a new album and a tour in 2024.