Ozzy Osbourne to Play Halftime Show of NFL Kickoff 9/8 (Rams vs. Bills); ‘Patient Number 9’ Album Out 9/9

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Are you ready for some football — and Ozzy Osbourne?

Next week, the NFL will begin its 2022-23 season. Also next week (Friday, Sept. 9 to be precise), Ozzy will release a star-studded new studio album titled Patient Number 9. The night before, Osbourne and his musical colleagues will take the stage at the Halftime Show for the NFL Kickoff game between the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

For those fortunate enough to be on-hand for the game, they’ll be treated to “a multi-song medley from Osbourne while viewers at home will see a portion of the performance on NBC and Peacock during halftime.”

It’s probably safe to assume this means television/streaming audiences will be presented with a preview of Patient Number 9, as well as (most likely) a classic track from Osbourne’s legendary catalog of music. Whatever the performance does entail, it will mark Ozzy Osbourne’s first performance in the U.S. in three years, as he’s dealt with quite a lot of health issues during that span (as documented in a great feature from the Guardian recently).

Among the special guests that appear on the album, three tracks were recorded with Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters’ longtime drummer who passed away on March 25 at age 50 (and is the focus of a big tribute concert event streaming this Saturday, Sept. 3 from Wembley Stadium in London).

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More on the record, pre a news release:

Working with producer Watt for the second time, OZZY welcomed a dynamic A-list supporting cast. The record boasts guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and longstanding righthand man and six-string beast Zakk Wylde who plays on the majority of the tracks. For the bulk of the album, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers held down drums, while the late Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters made an appearance. Old friend and one-time OZZY band member Robert Trujillo of Metallica plays bass on most of the album’s tracks, with Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction supplying bass on a few songs. For the first time ever, Black Sabbath co-founder, guitarist, and riff-lord Tony Iommi appears on an OZZY solo album.

Here’s the song “Degradation Blues,” featuring Osbourne’s old Black Sabbath pal, Tony Iommi:

The title track boasts Jeff Beck on lead guitar:

Patient Number 9 will be the follow-up to 2020’s Ordinary Man, which scored Osbourne a No. 1 hit around the world.

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