Ozzy Osbourne to Perform at American Music Awards
Ozzy Osbourne will perform for the first time since his surgery on Nov. 24, when he appears with rappers Post Malone and Travis Scott at the American Music Awards.
Osbourne broke the news by posting a Facebook photo of the three of them that featured the caption, "We are taking to the #AMAs stage for the world TV premiere of 'Take What You Want' this Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8/7c at the American Music Awards on ABC!"
Earlier this year, the metal legend had to postpone the entirety of his touring calendar for 2019 following a fall at his house that dislodged metal rods that were placed in his back as a result of a 2003 ATV accident. At the time of the fall, he was recuperating from a series of health issues, including pneumonia and a hand infection.
Barring any more setbacks, Osbourne will resume touring in May 2020, when he and Marilyn Manson take to the road for two months worth of shows across North America. In October, he'll join forces with Judas Priest for another two months in Europe.
At some point in early 2020, Osbourne will put out a new album called Ordinary Man, which features a rhythm section of Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. The LP stemmed from his collaboration with Malone, when Osbourne went to producer Andrew Watt's home to record his part on "Take What You Want."
"After we finished that song, he said, 'Would you be interested in starting an album?'" Osbourne recalled. "I said, 'That would be fucking great,' but now I am thinking I don't want to be working in a basement studio for six months! And in just a short time, we had the album done. Duff and Chad came in, and we would go in and jam during the day, and I would go work out the songs in the evenings. I previously had said to Sharon I should be doing an album, but in the back of my mind I was going, 'I haven't got the fucking strength.' But Andrew pulled it out of me. I really hope people listen to it and enjoy it, because I put my heart and soul into this album."