Today, Ozzy Osbourne has shared his brand new track with the legendary Elton John called ‘Ordinary Man’. He’s even chucked in some further details on the upcoming new album.
We’ve been excited to hear about the collaboration between the Prince of Darkness and Rocketman ever since his wife Sharon Osbourne revealed the pair were working together on her US talk show.
On the track, Osbourne takes the first verse of the song with backing from John on the piano, the Rocketman then takes the lead on the second verse’s vocals. It’s a wonderful blend of the two stars.
As well as the track, Osbourne also shared the new album artwork and revealed that his first album in a decade will have an all-star cast. Artists including Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Rage Against The Machine’s guitarist Tom Morello were also accompanied by rapper Post Malone, and of course, Elton John.
Osbourne told Consequence of Sound, “It all just came together. Slash is a dear friend of mine, as is Elton. When I was writing ‘Ordinary Man’, it reminded me of an old Elton song and I said to Sharon, ‘I wonder if he would sing on it?’ We asked and lo and behold, he agreed and sings and play piano on the song.”
The session band for the album isn’t too shabby either. It includes Slash and his Guns ‘N’ Roses pal Duff McKagan, Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ drummer Chad Smith, and his producer Andrew Watt on the guitar.
Listen to that brand new Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John collaboration ‘Ordinary Man’ below: