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ZAKK WYLDE Only Wrote Solos For New OZZY OSBOURNE Album, Not Songs

He's still plenty stoked.


Longtime Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde recently revealed he's playing on every song on the new Ozzy record. Wylde has now clarified in an interview with The Cassius Morris Show that his contributions include playing the stuff given to him, changing a few things here and there, and ripping some (likely) killer solos. Which is still one hell of an accomplishment!

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"On this one, I didn't have anything to do with… Basically, everything was already written," he said. "I would change a few things here and there, going into certain riffs or something like that… You know, do my own thing to 'em. But it was pretty much already done.

"But kind of how we did – Down to Earth, I think, was more like that where everything was pretty much written before I got in there. So I just do my thing, put my solos and everything like that. But it was great in regards that Eric Clapton is on it, Jeff Beck and Tony Iommi.

"If you have told 14-year-old me growing up in my parents' house practicing in my bedroom that I was gonna be on a record with all my heroes, I would have been, 'Forget about it.' So, it was definitely an honor playing rhythm guitar on those tracks with the guys. But, yeah, I'm really happy with the way it came out."

The new Ozzy Osbourne album was recorded with producer Andrew Watt and features Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. The album is expected to be released within the next few months.

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