Via an interview in a new issue of Classic Rock, Ozzy Osbourne spoke to a line in a new song of his that he thinks will “cause shit”; he also shared that the song involves Eric Clapton, and that Clapton was not initially fond of the line himself.
The song is that of “One Of Those Days,” a new song that will appear on Ozzy’s upcoming studio album Patient Number 9. The particular line reads as: “One of those days that I don’t believe in Jesus.”
Speaking to this line, Ozzy says: “It’s not an I Am An Anti-Christ song. It’s about those days where everything goes fucking wrong, and you’re going nuts trying to fix everything up.”
Ozzy then goes on to talk about creating the song with Eric Clapton, and how Clapton wasn’t an initial fan of the line.
“He said, ‘Oh, I’m not sure about that lyric.’ So we tried to replace it with some alternatives. We did ‘One of those days where I don’t believe in Christmas‘ but it didn’t sound right. Losing faith in Jesus makes much more sense when the world is turning to shit.”
Ultimately, Ozzy thinks that the song and the album have turned out great. Are you excited for Patient Number 9? In other Ozzy Osbourne related news, the metal legend recently shared that he never heard back from Jimmy Page regarding a potential collaboration on his upcoming album. Ozzy’s new album features a plethora of intriguing guests; such guests include: Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, fellow Black Sabbath member Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, and many more.
Speaking of Tony Iommi, he and Ozzy recently reunited to play a Black Sabbath song as part of a special performance! Some British politicians have also called upon the Queen to honor Black Sabbath (which is super surreal to hear).