Right now, heavy metal’s resident madman Ozzy Osbourne is hard at work on his follow up to 2020’s Ordinary Man. Once again, the Ozzman has tapped producer Andrew Watt, who spearheaded his last record. Considering that he’s worked with artists like Justin Bieber, Post Malone, and Cardi B, one assumes that Watt is up to the task of wrangling Ozzy — but according to a recent interview in which the producer told his favorite Ozzy story, working with heavy metal’s forefather is its own special kind of insanity.
Speaking to Marci Wiser of Southern California’s 95.5 KLOS, Watt was asked about his favorite Ozzy story. At first, the producer just answered (as transcribed by Blabbermouth), “Some of ’em I don’t think I can tell on the air. There’s too many — too many. Every day is a story.”
However, Watt then went on to tell one story in particular: “I went over to his house. And he draws. He’s actually a great painter and drawer. So I came over and I came and sat down. He was in the middle of drawing something, and he was using a lot of reds and stuff. So I was just talking to him as he was doing it. And he was drawing a bunch of circles and stuff like that. So he goes, ‘Okay, cool.’ I was, like, ‘Where are we going?’ He takes this big sheet of paper and walks outside with it, in his Ozzy walk, and puts it down in front of a tree. And then he goes, ‘Okay, sit right here.’
“And he walks out with two BB guns,” continues Watt. “Ozzy holding two guns — I mean, anyone holding two guns — but Ozzy holding two BB guns is a scary thing. And the dogs are all in the backyard and everything. He’s, like, ‘All right. Let’s shoot.’ I’m, like, ‘Hold on. Hold on. We’ve gotta get the dogs.’ Me and one of the people that worked there are getting the dogs and [putting] them in the house. And he was shooting targets during the pandemic — he did not miss a single target. You think what you think — he just goes down to do it and, boom, perfect shot. Every single circle he hit — he hit ’em all. [He’s a] pretty amazing man.”
Listen to the full interview below:
We’re glad to hear that all these years later, Ozzy is still scaring the people who work for him.
Words by Chris Krovatin