Watch Ozzy Osbourne’s Emotional New “Ordinary Man” Video

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Ozzy Osbourne‘s new solo full-length, Ordinary Man — his first in 10 years — has been a big hit for the heavy-metal pioneer, debuting at No. 3 on both the U.S. Billboard 200 and the U.K. Albums Chart. Produced and featuring the guitar playing of producer Andrew Watt (who first worked with Ozzy on the Post Malone hit “Take What You Want”), the LP is packed with a great songs and tons of star power: the core band on the album includes Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan on bass and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on drums, while Post Malone, Tom Morello and Slash (who plays on Ordinary Man’s second single “Straight to Hell“) all make guest appearances. But the record’s title track and third single features perhaps its biggest name of all: Elton John. Now, Ozzy has premiered the music for the song, which sees the singer looking back on his legendary life and career. “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,” the Prince of Darkness commented on the tune at the time of its release.

He added of the album’s many big-name contributors: “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.” Watch the new video below.