OZZY OSBOURNE sees biggest global chart entries in his six-decade career for 'Patient Number 9' album
Ozzy Osbourne has topped his previous chart entries with record-breaking numbers around the world for his critically acclaimed new album “Patient Number 9”.
Released September 9 and marking Ozzy’s 13th solo studio album, it triumphantly sets new career highs for Ozzy. In the U.S., the album debuted at No. 1 on multiple charts: Top Album Sales (Ozzy’s first No. 1 ever on this chart),Top Current Album Sales (another first),Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums charts; and at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. Globally, the album charted at No. 1 in Canada (Ozzy’s first-ever No. 1 there); career-high No. 2 entries in the U.K., Australia, Finland and Italy; No. 6 in the Netherlands and New Zealand; No. 8 in Belgium; and No. 14 France. Other highlights include No. 2 Austria, Germany and Sweden; No. 3 in Switzerland; and No. 4 in Norway.
Produced by Andrew Watt (who handled the same duties on 2020’s “Ordinary Man”) and released on Epic, “Patient Number 9” boasts guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of PEARL JAM, and longstanding righthand man and six-string beast Zakk Wylde who plays on the majority of the tracks. For the bulk of the album, Chad Smith held down drums, while the late Taylor Hawkins of FOO FIGHTERS made an appearance. Old friend and one-time Ozzy bandmember Robert Trujillo plays bass on most of the album’s tracks, with Duff McKagan of GUNS N’ ROSES and Chris Chaney of JANE’S ADDICTION supplying bass on a few songs. For the first time ever, BLACK SABBATH co-founder, guitarist and riff lord Tony Iommi appears on an Ozzy solo album.
Following the release of “Patient Number 9” last Friday on Sony Records, Ozzy Osbourne is providing an inside look into the making of the album with a three-part video series featuring interviews and in-studio clips with some of featured performers. Debuted last Friday (September 16) and for the next two consecutive Fridays, the series includes exclusive interviews with Ozzy and the album’s producer Andrew Watt. Sharon Osbourne, Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ozzy’s longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo (METALLICA), Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES) and Mike McCready (PEARL JAM) also offer insight into the making of the album. The series was created and produced by Jack Osbourne with interviews conducted by British journalist Phil Alexander.
Watch the first part below.
Produced by Watt (who handled the same duties on 2020’s “Ordinary Man”) and released on Epic, the new LP marks Osbourne’s 13th solo studio album. It’s heavy, it’s hard-hitting, it’s historic — it’s everything you’d want from an Ozzy Osbourne record and maybe more.
Watch the recently released video of ‘One Of Those Days‘, featuring a solo by Eric Clapton below.
Watch the previously released “Nothing Feels Right” , featuring Zakk Wylde below. Also watch the previously released “Patient Number 9” featuring Jeff Beck below.
“Patient Number 9” was written by Ozzy, Watt, Robert Trujillo (METALLICA),Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and Ali Tamposi and features a riveting solo from legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. The video marks the first collaboration from the project with artist and comic book creator Todd McFarlane. It is highlighted by McFarlane’s signature illustrations interspersed with live Ozzy vignettes in the role of “Patient Number 9,” which the revolutionary creative force in the world of comics and toys also filmed. In addition, this is the first-ever video to incorporate Ozzy’s artwork: his hand-drawn demons were animated and can be seen during the Jeff Beck solo in the song.
02. Immortal (feat. Mike McCready)
03. Parasite (feat. Zakk Wylde)
04. No Escape From Now (feat. Tony Iommi)
05. One Of Those Days (feat. Eric Clapton)
06. A Thousand Shades (feat. Jeff Beck)
07. Mr. Darkness (feat. Zakk Wylde)
08. Nothing Feels Right (feat. Zakk Wylde)
09. Evil Shuffle (feat. Zakk Wylde)
10. Degradation Rules (feat. Tony Iommi)
11. Dead And Gone
12. God Only Knows
13. Darkside Blues
An exclusive version of “Patient Number 9” with a limited-edition special McFarlane-designed comic book will be available for preorder; a limited-edition comic with foil cover is also available with a special deluxe box.
Watch Ozzy discuss the background sotry of the new album below.