Earlier this week, Ozzy Osbourne‘s wife and manager Sharon had the internet abuzz with the news that her husband had collaborated with Elton John on a new song. Now, that song, the title track off Ozzy’s forthcoming solo album Ordinary Man, has been unveiled, and the piano-led ballad does not disappoint. “There’s a line in ‘Ordinary Man’ where I sing, ‘I don’t want to die an ordinary man,’ which I don’t think I will,” Ozzy commented on the tune, which you can stream below.
The album, Ordinary Man, will feature a slew of other big-name guests in addition to John: Post Malone, Tom Morello and Slash (who plays on the LP’s second single “Straight to Hell“) all make appearances. “It all just came together,” Ozzy said of the record’s many star contributors. “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.” In addition to those guests, the album — which will be Ozzy’s first solo LP in almost 10 years — features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan on bass and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on drums.
Ozzy’s new album is up for pre-order now, with the single “Ordinary Man” coming as a free instant download. The LP will be available as standard CD, deluxe CD, black vinyl, deluxe gatefold swirl color vinyl, picture disc and digital album. All physical copies will include a code that will allow the purchaser to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of more than 300 Ozzy prizes, including an official laminate to get into any show on the 2020 “No More Tours 2,” meet and greets, a gift certificate for merch and much more!). Visit Ozzy.com for details.