Miss Ozzy Osbourne’s Bills/Rams Halftime Show? Watch it in Full; ‘Patient Number 9’ LP Out Now/On Sale

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Last Friday, Sept. 9, Ozzy Osbourne added to his vast solo catalog with a new album, Patient Number 9.

The guest-heavy new record was previewed the night before when Ozzy and a backing band of several key contributors to the record — guitarist/producer Andrew Watt, guitarist Zakk Wylde, and Chris Chaney, joined for the set by drummer Tommy Clufetos — took the stage at the Halftime Show during the NFL Kickoff matchup between the Bills and Rams from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

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During the live broadcast, only a few seconds of the performance made it to airtime, which was otherwise dedicated to first-half analysis and commercial breaks. As a result, few watching at home got to enjoy the performance of the album’s title track and the Ozzy classic, “Crazy Train.”

On Tuesday, Osbourne shared a full, slickly edited video of the full performance, which finds the “Prince of Darkness” looking pretty lively — a marvel given what the legendary rocker has been through these past few years:

For this album, Ozzy again teamed up with producer/musician Watt, who also contributed significantly to Ozzy’s 2020 record Ordinary Man. Accompanying them in the studio at one point or another was a host of A-list special guests and Osbourne friends, among them guitar legends Jeff Beck, Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready, Eric Clapton, Wylde and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath — Iommi’s first appearances on an Ozzy solo record.

Bass duties were provided by Rob Trujillo of Metallica (on “most of the album’s tracks”), Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction.

As for the drums, they were mostly provided by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, though Taylor Hawkins, the late drummer of the Foo Fighters who passed away in late March and was the focus of an incredible tribute concert on Sept. 3, also appears on a few tracks.

If you haven’t yet given Patient Number 9 a spin, you really should. The jaw-dropping array of music legends who lent their services to this album make it a very entertaining listen, one in which Osbourne sounds as resilient and vocally powerful as always — a powerful reminder that even at 73, he can still rock as hard as anyone out there.

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