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Ozzy Osbourne 'dying to make more music' with Andrew Watt

Ozzy Osbourne is desperate to get back to making music credit:Bang Showbiz
Ozzy Osbourne is desperate to get back to making music credit:Bang Showbiz

Ozzy Osbourne is "dying to make more music" with super producer Andrew Watt – but claims he's busy working with Lady Gaga.

The 75-year-old rocker - who was forced to retire from touring due to ongoing health issues, including Parkinson's disease and problems with his spine - is counting down the days until he's back working with the studio wizard behind his 2020 album 'Ordinary Man' and 2022's 'Patient Number 9', but he’s seemingly preoccupied with the ‘Born this Way’ hitmakers’ new music.

He told Rolling Stone: “I've always gotta be doing something, or it drives me crazy.

“I’ve got a haunted head.”

He added: “I’m waiting for [producer] Andrew Watt to give me a call.

“He’s been working with Lady Gaga. I’m dying to make more music.”

Andrew produced The Rolling Stones and Gaga’s song featuring Stevie Wonder, ‘Sweet Sounds of Heaven’, from their 2023 LP ‘Hackney Diamonds’.

The former Black Sabbath frontman also opened up about his solo nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and how it's "driving" him "mad" waiting to hear if he's made it through.

He said of the nod: “It’s been driving me mad.

“It’s an honour that I’m nominated, but I’m not expecting to get in. There’s Mariah Carey, there’s Cher, Lenny Kravitz. I’m up against some serious people. If I get in, I get in. If I don’t, I don’t.”

Ozzy would love to return to the stage, but admitted he struggles to even "stand up right".

He said: “I would love to, but I can’t stand up right.

“Maybe I’ll do something one day. I miss it terribly.”

Asked if he could manage a shorter performance at the ceremony, he replied: “Maybe. We’ll see.”

The 'Crazy Train' rocker was previously inducted alongside his Black Sabbath bandmates in 2006.

Speaking after the nominations were announced, Ozzy said in a statement: “I’m deeply honoured to receive this news from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“To be one of the few musicians who’s being considered for a second entry, now as a solo artist, is something I could never have imagined. After 44 years as a solo artist the fact that I can continue to record music and receive this recognition is something I am incredibly proud of.”

The late Sinead O'Connor - who died last July, aged 56 - is also nominated, alongside the likes of Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Cher, and Oasis.

The list of nominees also includes Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. and Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Jane’s Addiction, Kool and the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Ozzy Osbourne, Sade and A Tribe Called Quest.

Honourees will be announced in April and the ceremony will be staged in the autumn of 2024.