Ozzy Osbourne's "halfway through" his next album according to producer Andrew Watt.
Speaking to Guitar World, Watt says, "It's been hard with COVID and everything to keep [Ozzy] safe. We all test every day before we work and it's just me, Ozzy and my engineer. So it's taken a little longer [than the last one, Ordinary Man, which was release this year]."
Watt, was diagnosed with the coronavirus in the spring, says some of the songs Ozzy is working on are "eight or nine minutes long... These really crazy journeys. I'm really excited about it."
Among the musicians helping out this time are Red Hot Chili Hot Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who played on Ordinary Man, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, who used to be in Ozzy's band.
Watt adds, "It kind of harkened back to Ozzy's '80s era, in a great way... I think it's so cool for a rock fan to be able to listen to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and then you flip it over and you get to hear Taylor Hawkins. And you know, the last album was really special for everyone involved. And so there was no point in Ozzy or me doing this again unless we thought we could bring something new to the table. And I feel like we're achieving that."