Hear Ozzy Osbourne’s Rocking New Song “Straight to Hell” Featuring Guns N’ Roses’ Slash

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Earlier this month, Ozzy Osbourne offered up his first new solo song in nearly a decade, the dark, soaring power ballad, “Under the Graveyard,” the lead single off the heavy-metal pioneer’s forthcoming LP Ordinary Man, due in early 2020. Now, he’s followed it up with the second single off the album, a more upbeat rocker titled “Straight to Hell,” which features scorching guitar work by none other than Guns N’ Roses icon Slash. Stream it below. Ozzy made Ordinary Man with Post Malone producer Andrew Watt — following the recording of his hit song with the rapper, “Take What You Want” — as well as GN’R’s Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, on bass and drums, respectively.

“It all started when [Ozzy’s daughter] Kelly comes in and says, ‘Do you want to work on a Post Malone song?’” Ozzy commented of the album. “My first thing was ‘Who the fuck is Post Malone?!’ I went to Andrew’s house and he said, ‘We will work really quick.’ After we finished that song, he said, ‘Would you be interested in starting an album.’ I said, ‘That would be fucking great,’ but now I am thinking I don’t want to be working in a basement studio for six months! And in just a short time, we had the album done. Duff and Chad came in and we would go in and jam during the day and I would go work out the songs in the evenings. I previously had said to Sharon [Ozzy’s wife and manager] I should be doing an album, but in the back of my mind I was going, ‘I haven’t got the fucking strength …,’ but Andrew pulled it out of me. I really hope people listen to it and enjoy it, because I put my heart and soul into this album.”

In addition to releasing the new album, Ozzy is also set to restart his long-delayed “No More Tours 2” run. First up, a North American leg with Marilyn Manson (see the itinerary below), followed by a European leg with Judas Priest.

Ozzy Osbourne North American tour dates with Marilyn Manson:
05/27 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
05/29 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
05/31 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
06/02 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06/04 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
06/06 Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Stadium
06/11 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
06/13 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
06/16 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
06/18 Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Centre
06/20 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
06/22 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Arena
06/24 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
06/26 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
06/28 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
07/01 Milwaukee, WI – Amer. Family Ins. Amp
07/03 St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
07/07 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
07/09 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/11 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
07/15 Portland, OR – Moda Center
07/17 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
07/23 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/25 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/29 San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/27 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
07/31 Las Vegas, CA – MGM Grand Garden Arena