Slash dishes the dirt on his sessions for Ozzy Osbourne's Ordinary Man

Ozzy Osbourne and Slash
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If there’s an obvious centerpiece to Ordinary Man, it’s the album’s title cut, which features not only piano and vocal contributions from Elton John, but also a soaring and majestic solo from Slash, which acts as a fitting climax to an already epic, emotive track. 

Slash has played with Ozzy numerous times over the years, and he was brought into the Ordinary Man project via a phone call from his Guns N’ Roses bandmate, Duff McKagan. But when he arrived at the studio, he was surprised to see another familiar face.

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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.