Andrew Watt: "Elton John tracked his entire piano part in under an hour on Ordinary Man - it was pretty incredible"

Elton John
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How Do You wrangle Elton John to appear on your album? If you’re Ozzy Osbourne - or, more accurately, Sharon Osbourne - you just ask him.

“Sharon's his best mate,” Ozzy explains. “And I'm Sharon's husband, so...”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.