Sharon Osbourne Can't Listen To Ozzy's Duet With Elton John

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

January 15, 2020

The title track from Ozzy Osbourne's upcoming new studio album, Ordinary Man, is a collaboration between the Prince of Darkness, Slash and Elton John providing both additional vocals and piano.

The song, which Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith did an admirable job of hyping, was released last week to positive reviews.

It's an especially personal track for both Ozzy and Elton, in which the pair reference their roller coaster lives and upcoming retirements. Sharon Osbourne added on The Talk that the song really brings on the water works for her.

"I'm just so happy for Ozzy that it's been well-received," Sharon said. "I can't listen to it all the way because it makes me cry. I just can't."

Sharon noted that the artwork for the single version is a photo taken by their son Jack Osbourne, when he and Ozzy were shooting their Ozzy & Jack's World Detour TV show for History Channel a few years ago.

"Jack took that picture, and we just thought it was such a natural shot of Ozzy, like nobody ever sees him like that, that it was just perfect for this song," she said.

Adding to the significance, Smith said previously that the song's mid-tempo and symphonic orchestration is meant to evoke Ozzy's favorite band of all-time: The Beatles, which inspired him as a teenager to pursue music.

While Ozzy suggested before his 'No More Tours 2' farewell tour began that he had some ideas for new songs, sessions for the new album didn't materialize until the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was sidelined last year with a battery of life-threatening medical issues.

Ozzy's tour resumes this spring. For tickets and more details, go here.

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