It turns out Steve Vai isn’t sitting on an unreleased Ozzy Osbourne album after all: “I spoke a bit carelessly”

Steve Vai
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Earlier this week, Steve Vai seemingly revealed the existence of an album that he recorded with Ozzy Osbourne back in the 1990s – a revelation that unsurprisingly stirred up a fair amount of reaction from guitar fans.

However, the electric guitar virtuoso has now clarified his comments, posting a lengthy statement on social media that states such a record doesn’t exist, and that he “spoke a bit carelessly” while reflecting on his sessions with Osbourne.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.