Ozzy Osbourne Announces New Album “Patient Number 9”, Shares Video For The Title Track

Ozzy Osbourne will be releasing a new album, titled “Patient Number 9,” on September 9. The effort was produced by Andrew Watt and it includes contributions from Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, and more.

“Patient Number 9” Track Listing:

01. “Patient Number 9” (feat. Jeff Beck)
02. “Immortal” (feat. Mike McCready)
03. “Parasite” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
04. “No Escape From Now” (feat. Tony Iommi)
05. “One Of Those Days” (feat. Eric Clapton)
06. “A Thousand Shades” (feat. Jeff Beck)
07. “Mr. Darkness” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
08. “Nothing Feels Right” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
09. “Evil Shuffle” (feat. Zakk Wylde)
10. “Degradation Rules” (feat. Tony Iommi)
11. “Dead And Gone”
12. “God Only Knows”
13. “Darkside Blues”

You can find a video for the title track below. The clip was directed by Todd McFarlane, who also created a comic book that will come with select editions of the album. Osbourne said the following:

“The song is about a mental institution. Having someone like Jeff Beck play on my album is just incredible, a total honor. There’s no other guitar player that plays like him and his solo on ‘Patient Number 9‘ is just jaw-dropping.”

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Joins Down Onstage At Copenhell Festival In Denmark

During Down’s June 16 set at the Copenhell festival in Denmark, the band were joined onstage by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and British musician Paul Bond. You can see footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch The Wedding Band (Metallica, Bad Wolves, Etc.) Perform In Napa, CA

On Friday night (May 27), The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), performed at the Jam Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre in Napa, CA. You can find some fan-filmed footage from the show below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Metallica’s James Hetfield And Kirk Hammett Perform National Anthem During Giants vs. Mets Game

During yesterday’s (May 24) “Metallica Night” at the San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets game at Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the national anthem. You can see footage of that below. Hetfield also threw out the first pitch during the event, while Lars Ulrich announced the lineup and Robert Trujillo exchanged the lineup card and made the “play ball” announcement.

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) & Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) To Guest On New Ozzy Osbourne Album

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) are set to appear on Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming album. They join previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Miley Cyrus), and the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).

Smith said the following about the record during an appearance on Chris Jericho‘s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast:

“We made another [Ozzy album], and it’s getting mastered tomorrow. We’ve got Robert Trujillo playing on some songs, who’s been in Ozzy‘s band. Duff‘s on a couple again. Me and Andrew are doing it.

Tony Iommi and Ozzy have never collaborated outside of Black Sabbath. Tony sent us a bunch of riffs and we took what we thought was the best of ’em, which was fucking great. So Andy‘s on the bass doing fucking great — the bass on the song is amazing. And Tony sent us the riffs — files; he’s in England — and we played to it. It’s fucking got everything. It’s got all the stuff that you would want. Ozzy loves it. And so he’s on that track.

Then Eric Clapton plays a fucking wah-wah Cream-type solo. We’re, like, ‘Eric, can you solo on this song? Wah-wah, please. Eric, what do you think about this, with the wah-wah?’ Because that’s his fucking thing. And so he’s soloing all over this other track.

Then Jeff Beck is on two songs. We tried to get Jimmy Page, we tried to get the holy trinity, but I don’t think Page plays anymore too much, unfortunately. But Mike McCready‘s on a track. Josh Homme, my neighbor from Queens, solos on a track. And then Zakk Wylde is on the record as well, all over it. So it’s like if you’re a guitar player, [it’s] pretty fucking good.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Announce Napa, CA Show

The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), will be performing at the Jam Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre in Napa, CA on May 27. The performance will serve as one of the “BottleRock Afterdark” concerts scheduled around this year’s BottleRock Festival. That event will take place in Napa Valley, CA on May 27-29 and it will feature: Metallica, P!nk, Twenty One Pilots, Luke Combs, The Black Crowes, Greta Van Fleet, and more.

Watch The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Perform In San Francisco, CA

Last night (December 17), The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), played a special show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Fan-filmed footage from the show, which also featured Mark Osegueda (Death Angel) and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), can be found below:

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett & Robert Trujillo Share Cover Of Edgar Winter Group’s “Frankenstein”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo have shared a cover of the Edgar Winter Group’s “Frankenstein.” You can check that out below:

Watch Suicidal Tendencies Perform With Robert Trujillo’s Son Tye Trujillo During Blue Ridge Rock Festival

During their September 11 set at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, VA, Suicidal Tendencies performed with guest bassist Tye Trujillo, the son of Metallica and ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo. You can see footage of that below. Tye was filling in for Roberto “Ra” Díaz, who is currently touring with Korn.

Watch Metallica’s Kirk Hammett & Robert Trujillo Perform “My Friend Of Misery” With Kamasi Washington

During Kamasi Washington’s July 18 performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, the jazz artist was joined onstage by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo for a performance of Metallica‘s “My Friend Of Misery.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Washington will be releasing a cover of the aforementioned song as part of Metallica’s massive “Black Album” tribute record, “The Metallica Blacklist,” which will be released on September 10 alongside an expanded deluxe edition of the 1991 self-titled album.