Zakk Wylde reveals he will not be involved in Ozzy Osbourne's next album

Ozzy Osbourne (left) and Zakk Wylde perform at the Belgrade Calling Festival in Belgrade, Serbia on June 28, 2012
(Image credit: Brian Rasic/Getty Images)

In an interview with Guitar World last December, super-producer Andrew Watt revealed that – following his Grammy-winning work on Ozzy Osbourne's acclaimed 2020 album, Ordinary Man – he was "about halfway through" a second album with the Prince of Darkness.

Aside from manning the boards on Ordinary Man, Watt also – with some help from Slash and Tom Morello, mind you – served as the album's primary guitarist, rather than Osbourne's live guitarslinger, Zakk Wylde. In fact, Wylde – a veteran of five Ozzy studio albums – didn't appear on Ordinary Man at all.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.