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Ozzy Osbourne Working On New Album

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In an interview with USA Today about his upcoming appearance in the new Guitar Hero game, Ozzy Osbourne has announced that he is working on at least one new album, stating that:

I am recording another album soon. I've got a Pro Tools machine downstairs in my house now, which I record from home now. I can't turn the fucking thing on. (Laughs). It's like the brain of the house. But when you have somebody who knows what they are doing, it's so easy to make records now, it's not even funny.

The art of making records is somewhat diminishing. It's taking the passion out of it. But I will try to give it as much real me as I can. There's so many tricks I can use.

I want to make two albums. Make one and go out on that one, and make another one and go out on that. Time is very valuable to me now. I'm 60 this December. It does not seem 10 years since I was 50. It really doesn't. My mission now is to do as much as I can.

Source: USA Today

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1. Zero 54 writes:

That is Why he is the best

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Bill writes:

haha. I love ozzy.

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BitterPeace writes:

What does he mean by make one album, go out on it, and make another album, and go out on that one??

I can't believe he's 60 already. He should just retire and enjoy the rest of his life. He's already made a legend of himself.

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. thebeast writes:

ozzy has been made a huge joke by sharon and it is really sad to see an icon of metal reduced to a cash cow by a greedy b**** like sharon. he probably would have retired by now if not for her. other than that he is great at what he does.

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. broken face writes:

no bitterpeace ozzy shud neva quit 60 or not his music is still kicking ass. gota agree about the sharon thing tho f***in b**** needs 2 die from that bum cancer

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jenny writes:

I cannot believe Ozzy is 60. True, he is a legend, and he doesn't need to keep going, but if he does I'm right behind 'em: Ozzy is my hero!

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RIP Randy

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ...Just Another Number... writes:

I agree post 1. And he is right about ProTools, it does take a ton of the work and also the fun out of making an album. The more they update it the more sh**ty bands you see crapping out albums that sound professionally recorded. No offense to Ozzy but I think that is the only way he can record any new albums in his deteriorating health is all the tricks Pro Tools offers. I just hope it is his love for his fans and the music that is pushing him to keep recording and touring and not Sharon's greed.

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

Yay! Another Ozzy record would be awesome!

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cynic writes:

He should sack Zakk and hire some new whizz kid guitarist like he did in the past. Hey it worked the last few times. In the end, his voice is still great he just needs some decent songs to sing over. Mister Crowley, dun dun dun!!

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# Aug 7, 2008 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. xFiruath writes:

^ It's odd, and I'll probably get bowled over by a horde of angry Ozzy fans for this, but I always liked the Moonspell cover of "Mr. Crowley" a lot more than the original.

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

As much as I love Ozzy, I do think that decades of drug abuse has had its toll on him! True that Sharron is greedy, but if it was not for her Ozzy would have most likely withered away decades ago!

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Terminator writes:

if ozzy's new album is anything like black rain, i'll pass. zakk has turned ozzy into a boring extension of BLS recently. the guy just splooges the same lightning fast solos without any apparent direction while stomping on the wah-wah. its like zakk isnt even trying to be original anymore. i wouldnt mind if ozzy got a new guitarist.

and it would be nice if ozzy ditched the sh**ty vocal effects he used throughout black rain. his voice sounds much better without them.

# Aug 7, 2008 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. iEATbabies writes:

I agree with Terminator as much as I love ozzy and BLS

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. cruor writes:

I havnt given 2 sh**s bout Ozzy since Bark At The Moon, and even then I would trade everything he has done after Black Sabbath Vol. 4 for the classic Black Sabbath to release another album half as good as Vol. 4.

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 4:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. cruor writes:

The only good thing Ozzy has done since Bark was give us Zakk but like Terminator was hinting at Zakk is stale and has no interest in giving us anything original.

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 4:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Jamez writes:

To me, Ozzy's career is really an On/Off affair. Some of his albums are brilliant, others rubbish. Meaning, just because Black Rain wasn't amazing doesn't mean this one will be crap. Bring it on, Madman!

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 8:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

another ozzy record? well this ought to be a complete diabolical f***ing travesty. The only way this is going to be interesting is if Randy Rhodes comes back from the dead and plays on it. If Zakk's going to be on it, it's going to sound like the last one did: A black label society album with ozzy on vocals. If anything else, it'll suck. Whatever. I don't even care about Ozzy anymore. He could float off into space and I wouldn't give a sh**. Release it, promote it like crazy, and then turn tail and seek refuge in your beverly hills mansion until your fans forget about it.

# Aug 8, 2008 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. That_One_Guy writes:

I agree with Terminator (post 12) about BLS..

And what Ozzy means by "go out on that one" I think is that he means to tour in support of it, make another album and tour in support of that one too.

But man, I can't believe he's almost 60 already.. I've been listening to him my whole life.

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19. That_One_Guy writes:

xFiruath, I like the Moonspell cover of "Mr. Crowley" too, but not as much as the original.

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