Ozzy Osbourne Is Writing Songs With Steve Stevens
Black Sabbath may be only a few months away from their last-ever show, but Ozzy Osbourne isn't going anywhere. In a new interview, he said he's now writing with Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens and Billy Morrison.
“I’m not retiring," Osbourne told Jose Mangin of SiriusXM's Liquid Metal channel. "I’m gonna carry on. I’ve been writing with Billy Morrison and Steve Stevens,” he said. “He’s not gonna be in my band; he’s with Billy Idol. But he’s a friend of [Morrison's], and I said, ‘I’ve got some ideas,’ and we worked it out.”
Osbourne also noted that one song that they've written is "a bluesy thing" called "Crack Cocaine." You can listen to the interview below.
Osbourne wouldn't disclose when his next solo album would be available, because he's focused on Black Sabbath's final tour right now. "I don't want to say when," he added, "because I can't be working this other thing and my own thing at the same time. I tried that with the Ozzfest. It didn't work."
Osbourne collaborated with Morrison on a song from the latter's recent solo album. Morrison, who is also a member of Idol's band and was in the Cult from 2001-2, released God Shaped Hole two weeks ago; the album includes the song "Gods," which features an Osbourne co-write and vocal. It came about when Morrison was working on the track with Stevens and Dave Navarro. "I got a text from Ozzy, wondering where I had disappeared to," he said. "I told him I had decided to record a solo album, and the next text back from him was, ‘Well I wanna sing a song on your record!’”
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