VINYL RELEASE DATE: 9/9/2022
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 2022
VARIANT: Black Vinyl 2LP
Metal icon Ozzy Osbourne is back with his 13th studio album, Patient Number 9. The record was produced by Andrew Watt (who he worked with on 2020’s Ordinary Man) and features a sterling cast of collaborators.
The record boasts guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and longstanding righthand man and six-string beast Zakk Wylde who plays on the majority of the tracks. For the bulk of the album, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers held down drums, while the late Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters made an appearance. Old friend and one-time OZZY band member Robert Trujillo of Metallica plays bass on most of the album’s tracks, with Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction supplying bass on a few songs. For the first time ever, Black Sabbath co-founder, guitarist, and riff-lord Tony Iommi appears on an OZZY solo album.