Ozzy Osbourne has tapped some of rock’s greatest guitarists for his upcoming album, Patient Number 9, set for release on September 9th. Osbourne has already dropped the title track, featuring the legendary Jeff Beck.

Ultimate-Guitar.com posted some of Ozzy’s recent Q&A with fans in which he revealed he wished some of the new songs had come earlier: “It was really great working with Tony (Iommi). He’s the riff master. No one can touch him in that respect. I only wish we had these songs for Black Sabbath‘s 13 album.”

On reuniting with former solo guitarist Zakk Wylde, Ozzy explained, “Zakk is part of my family and always will be. The album needed that weight that his playing provides. He just came in and really sorted things out.”

Regarding the album’s just-released title track, Ozzy said: “The song is about a mental institution. Having someone like Jeff Beck play on my album is just incredible, a total honor. There’s no other guitar player that plays like him and his solo on ‘Patient Number 9 is just jaw-dropping.”


  • Patient Number 9, Ozzy Osbourne‘s 13th solo set features guests spots by such legendary players as Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Jeff Beck, Guns N’ RosesDuff McKagan, Zakk Wylde, Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready, Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo — and Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi guesting for the first time on a solo Ozzy project.

CHECK IT OUT: Ozzy Osbourne’s 2022 video for “Patient Number 9” featuring Jeff Beck: