Ozzy Osbourne Shares Eric Clapton’s Concern About Their Collaboration

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In his latest interview with Classic Rock Magazine, Black Sabbath icon Ozzy Osbourne opened up about his song featuring famous guitarist Eric Clapton. The musician revealed that Clapton had doubts about a lyric from the track and explained the reason behind it.

A short time ago, Osbourne announced that he finished working on his upcoming thirteenth studio album, ‘ Patient Number 9,’ which will be released on September 9, 2022. The singer teamed up with several artists such as Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, Robert Trujillo, and Eric Clapton. He promoted the new record by dropping two singles from it, ‘Patient Number 9’ with Beck and ‘Degradation Rules’ featuring his former bandmate and Black Sabbath guitarist Iommi.

In addition, ‘One of Those Days’ drew significant attention from critics, rock music lovers, and metalheads thanks to Osbourne’s collaboration with Clapton. During his conversation, the frontman shared details from the creation and recording process, saying that the guitarist wasn’t sure about a lyric from the song, ‘One of those days that I don’t believe in Jesus,’ which could cause a backlash from Christians.

The Prince of Darkness highlighted that it’s not an Anti-Christ work but a way of unveiling that people were losing their faith because of all the problems that they went through. Ozzy said after Clapton had doubts, they tried to find alternatives like Christmas, which he didn’t find striking enough. The singer added that he created the album when he had to be away from the stage due to his problems, but one day he will return and thank the fans.

Osbourne said in his interview that:

“It’s not an ‘I am an Anti-Christ song.’ It’s about those days where everything goes f*cking wrong, and you’re going nuts trying to fix everything up. He said, ‘Oh, I’m not sure about that lyric.’ So we tried to replace it with some alternatives. We did ‘One of those days where I don’t believe in Christmas,’ but it didn’t sound right. Losing faith in Jesus makes much more sense when the world turns to shit.

I think that song and the whole album turned out great. One of the reasons I made this record is so that people don’t forget me, and by hook or crook, I’ll be onstage again one day to say thank you to the fans. If I can’t, I can’t, but my desire is strong.”

You can check out the songs below.