Ozzy Osbourne made his first public live appearance in months on Sunday night as part of a special performance on the American Music Awards.
Showing up rather dramatically as flames whipped around behind him, the iconic singer took part in a performance of “Take What You Want,” the hit single from rapper Post Malone that features Osbourne on the vocal hook. Osbourne, Malone and Travis Scott shared the stage with Malone (and Osbourne) producer Andrew Watt on guitar in a genre-mashing moment that looked pretty cool, to be honest:
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It was Osbourne’s involvement in “Take What You Want,” coincidentally, that sparked the creativity that led to his upcoming album, Ordinary Man, which will be released in early 2020. The collaboration with Post Malone brought Osbourne and Watt together, resulting in a batch of new songs that the Prince of Darkness has premiered in recent weeks.
The most recent is “Straight to Hell,” which came out last Friday and features Slash on guitars:
As well as “Under the Graveyard”:
Both “Under the Graveyard” and the Ordinary Man album feature Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Watt on guitar.
Once Ordinary Man is released, it will be the first new Ozzy Osbourne solo album since Scream, which came out way back in 2010.
In addition to the new songs, Ozzy Osbourne also recently rescheduled a bunch of No More Tours 2 dates that were postponed due to his various medical issues of the past year or so. The new dates will feature special guests Judas Priest, and should be a great time:
Fri 23/10 Newcastle, UK Utilita Arena
Sun 25/10 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro
Wed 28/10 London, UK The O2
Sat 31/10 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena
Mon 02/11 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
Thu 05/11 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena
Sun 08/11 Nottingham, UK Motorpoint Arena
Wed 11/11 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
Fri 13/11 Prague, CZ O2 Arena
Mon 16/11 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
Thu 19/11 Bologna, Italy Unipol Arena
Sun 22/11 Madrid, Spain WiZink Arena
Tue 24/11 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
Thu 26/11 Munich, Germany Olympiahalle
Sat 28/11 Mannheim, Germany SAP Arena
Mon 30/11 Berlin, Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena
Thu 03/12 Hamburg, Germany Barclaycard Arena
Sat 05/12 Stockholm, Sweden Friends Arena
Mon 07/12 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena