Duff McKagan and Chad Smith discuss Andrew Watt's touch of genius on Ozzy Osbourne's Ordinary Man

Andrew Watt
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When Andrew Watt says that he, Chad Smith and Duff McKagan worked fast to put Ordinary Man in motion, he’s not kidding. Just ask McKagan.

“Andrew called me on a Friday or Saturday and he said, ‘Are you in L.A.?’,” the bassist recalls. “I told him I was, and he asked, ‘Can you make a record for Ozzy… like, now?’ I said, ‘What does ‘now’ mean?’ He told me, ‘Monday.’”

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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.