Ozzy Osbourne is planned to appear at an NFL charity event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida today to distribute $1 million worth of hearing aids to needy kids.
Ozzy Osbourne recently said that unlike 2001's slickly produced "Down to Earth", the last album of original Ozzy material, his new disc, which is tentatively due in May, promises to be a rawer and heavier affair. Recorded with the same band that backed Osbourne on his scattered 2006 Ozzfest dates: Zakk Wylde on guitar, Mike Bordin on drums, and former Rob Zombie bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, the album has no official producer, although long time Mutt Lange protÃ©gÃ© Kevin Churko is helping as the engineer.
"I always try to make a great album," says Osbourne. "It's not like I go in there and go, 'You know what? I've had a great run, I'm gonna do a piece of shit for my next album!' But to be perfectly truthful to you, 'Down to Earth' was just a filler album to me. It did well, and some people liked it, and I loved the ballad on it â€œDreamerâ€. But this album I put in the same league as 'No More Tears', 'Blizzard of Ozz', and 'Diary'. It's definitely my influence of SABBATH coming out, here and there. But then again, I would have liked to see SABBATH put out an album like this at this stage of the game."