Ozzy Osbourne Spills Why He Recruits Elton John for 'Ordinary Man' Collaboration
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The rocker husband of Sharon Osbourne is expected to release his first new solo album in a decade on February 21, a little over a months after he debuts its title track.

AceShowbiz - Ozzy Osbourne recruited Elton John for the title track of his new album, "Ordinary Man", because it reminded him of a classic "Rocket Man" tune.

The heavy rocker will release his first new solo album in a decade on 21 February, and after his wife Sharon Osbourne let it slip Elton would be among the guests, Ozzy explains his old pal plays piano on the collaboration, which debuted on Friday, January 10.

"It all just came together," Ozzy tells WENN. "When I was writing 'Ordinary Man', it reminded me of an old Elton song and I said to Sharon, 'I wonder if he would sing on it?' We asked and lo and behold, he agreed and sings and plays piano on the song."

The album also features guest spots from guitarists Slash and Tom Morello and rapper Post Malone. Recorded in Los Angeles, it also includes Duff McKagan and drummer Chad Smith.

"It was a lot of fun to do," Ozzy adds. "We recorded it quickly, which I haven't done since the first Black Sabbath album. This made it a different process, which I actually enjoyed."

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