Ozzy Osbourne talks about what he didn’t like in the ’80s Hair for a metal guitarist. He also reveals his thoughts for the Zakk Wylde.
He has released the latest solo studio album on February 20th. This is also his new solo album in almost 10 years and titled ‘Ordinary Man‘. In this album, the other songs like ‘Straight To Hell’ featuring guitarist Slash, and Ozzy Osbourne friends and collaborators including Elton John, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.
However, Ozzy recently interviews with Guitar World. Ozzy Osbourne and Andrew Watt, who produced and played guitar on Ozzy’s latest album “Ordinary Man” and ’80s hairstyle:
Andrew Watt: “I tried to not think about that at all because that can be your worst enemy. But you know, we’d write the songs and I’d be like, ‘Who do you want to play the guitar solo on this?’ Because I want to be precious to him and his fans. And Ozzy would say, ‘You’re playing the fucking solo!'”
Osbourne added: “He’s a great guitar player! And what I admire about Andrew is, in that space for the solo, a lot of people would just shred through it. I mean, we all saw the wheedle wheedle wheedle thing in the fucking ’80s. Every fucking hairband was wheedle wheedle wheedle. On everything. And you go, ‘Oh, for fuck’s sake!’
“But Andrew thought melodically. He would start with the melody, and then he would go off, and then he would come back to it. He’s got flair. And it’s tastier when someone can compliment what I’m singing. I mean, Zakk Wylde, he’s fucking insane, he’s great. But so is Andrew. And Zakk’s heard a couple of tracks. My drummer Tommy [touring drummer Tommy Clufetos] has heard it. He said, “I love this stuff. It’s great.” They understand.”
Andrew Watt: “Zakk was so supportive. Everyone’s been so supportive. We worked so quickly and I just did my best. And Ozzy gave me the confidence to play these solos – there’s a reason why he’s had all these legendary guitar players in his band. We’d write the song and then he’d say, ‘I want you to play this solo with a bottleneck.’
So in Goodbye, there are four different solos on the song. He was like, ‘Do this part this way, and then try this.’ He knew exactly what he wanted and he was able to help me pick what to do.”