Andrew Watt: “I’m making music with no deadlines – It’s a lot freer. Because of that, cooler choices are being taken”

Andrew Watt
(Image credit: Adam DeGross)

There's a beautiful, bat-shaped symmetry to the bookending of producer/guitarist Andrew Watt’s 2020. 

What began with a slot shredding alongside Ozzy Osbourne for the Godfather of Metal’s invigorating Ordinary Man comeback album was closed out with an all-star New Year’s Eve livestream of Watt, Slash, Post Malone and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith – all of whom were instrumental in the making of Ordinary Man – coursing through an epically bombastic cover of Black Sabbath’s War Pigs

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.