Ozzy Osbourne to record solo songs once Black Sabbath tour over
Black Sabbath may be putting an end to their touring and recording career but their frontman Ozzy Osbourne has no such intentions.
Osbourne was recently interviewed by Metro and stated the following about his plans after Black Sabbath‘s tour ends: “I’m currently playing around with some song ideas. I have a few things jotted down and once Black Sabbath is off the road, I will be heading into the studio with my band to get the songs recorded. Once it’s all in the can you can be sure to see me back on the road again.”
You can read the rest of the interview at Metro.
Osbourne‘s last solo studio album goes back to 2010’s album Scream.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in one of its two reviews of Scream: “With the music industry not selling the way that it use to, you would think that Ozzy Osbourne would do his best to have a guitarist that is world-known instead of one that only has a cult following. Scream is by far the worst album in Ozzy‘s well-known career, and many fans have voiced this. When I went to Walmart on the day that Scream was released I thought I was getting a bargain by only paying $9 for it — but it was a bargain that I soon came to regret. There are a couple songs on this album that can qualify as redeeming, but there’s not enough of them to keep the album respectable and honest. Guitarist Gus G. cannot, and will not, be able to keep up with the legends that Ozzy has worked with over the years, and yes people, Jake E. Lee is included in that list.”
In its second review of Scream, Sleaze Roxx stated: “Ozzy, never the power vocalist, sounds pretty good on here as he doesn’t tackle anything that he couldn’t pull off in a live setting. Tracks like “Let It Die” and “Let Me Hear You Scream” are clearly written with the live setting in mind. But overall Scream falls short in the songwriting department — if there would have been more songs like the aforementioned tracks this album would have been mentioned in the same sentence as No More Tears or Blizzard Of Ozz. Instead Scream will go down as another transition album where Ozzy introduced his new guitarist. I’m confused, if you’re bringing in a new guy shouldn’t you let the guy loose and allow him to inject his own style into the songs? Gus G. came in too late to do any writing, but I swear to you that if you didn’t know there’s a new guy in the band you’d think this is a restrained Zakk Wylde playing. I just can’t get my mind around why Gus wasn’t allowed to make his mark on Scream. If you want Zakk lite wouldn’t it make sense to keep him around?”
Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Let Me Hear You Scream” video: