Ozzy Osbourne Releases Ordinary Man Title Track Featuring Elton John and Slash
Ozzy Osbourne has released the title track from his forthcoming solo album, Ordinary Man. As previously announced, the track features a guest appearance by Elton John, who contributes both piano and vocals. The song also features a guitar solo by Slash, who also also appears on another cut off Ordinary Man, the previously-released “Straight to Hell.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who plays on the album along with GN’R bassist Duff McKagan and producer/guitarist Andrew Watt, told Sirius XM Volume’s Volume West of the track (transcript via Loudwire):
“It’s ‘November Rain’-ish, but it’s not. It’s a good song, and [Slash] plays beautifully on it. And then we decided, ‘Well it has a piano. Who’s a really good piano player? I don’t know’… Let’s get the Rocketman!”
“It’s fucking awesome. These two iconic, legendary English fucking rockers that have been through it all are singing about the end of their lives — ‘I don’t wanna die an ordinary man’ — it’s fucking great.”
Indeed, this is a “whip out those cigarette lighters!” (or cell phones or whatever the kids do these days) song if ever there was one.
Listen to “Ordinary Man” the song below. Ordinary Man the album comes out February 21, and can be pre-ordered here. Ozzy, Elton, and Guns N’ Roses are all on tour throughout 2020. Get dates and tickets for Ozzy here, dates and tickets for Elton here, and dates and tickets for GN’R here.