Ozzy's band on the album is made up of his producer and co-writer guitarist Andrew Watt, plus Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. The new song features guitar work from McKagan's GNR and Velvet Revolver band mate Slash, who unleashes a fiery solo after the bridge.
"Straight to Hell" is an fun, upbeat rocker, driven by a circular riff that showcases Smith's groovy ride cymbal timekeeping. Ozzy sounds like he's having a blast with his supergroup, spicing up the track with some of track signature chuckles (à la "Crazy Train").
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The Prince of Darkness revealed this summer that he had a new album on the way. He said that after putting his farewell tour on hold due to a gauntlet of health issues, he was eager to make new music to take his mind off the monotony of surgery rehab.
Ozzy is set to return to the stage Saturday at the American Music Awards, where he'll perform the song "Take What You Want," alongside Post Malone and Travis Scott. Ozzy credits the collaboration with introducing him to Watt (Malone's producer) and inspiring the Ordinary Man project.
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