Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to controversy and the metal legend doesn’t think that will change with his upcoming album, Patient Number 9.
Speaking with Classic Rock magazine, the Black Sabbath rocker says that he thinks a particular lyric on the record will “cause s***.”
The lyric, which appears on the song “One of Those Days,” goes, “One of those days that I don’t believe in Jesus.” Though, as Ozzy explains, the song may not be what you expect, especially coming from someone nicknamed the Prince of Darkness.
“It’s not an ‘I am an anti-Christ’ song,” Ozzy says. “It’s about those days where everything goes f***ing wrong, and you’re going nuts trying to fix everything up.”
Still, the lyric was enough to make Eric Clapton, who guests on “One of Those Days,” raise an eyebrow.
“[Clapton] said, ‘Oh, I’m not sure about that lyric,'” Ozzy shares. “So we tried to replace it with some alternatives.”
One of said alternatives was, “One of those days where I don’t believe in Christmas,” but Ozzy felt that it “didn’t sound right.”
“Losing faith in Jesus makes much more sense when the world is turning to s***,” he says.
Patient Number 9 is due out September 9. Along with Clapton, it includes guest spots from Jeff Beck, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready, Black Label Society‘s Zakk Wylde, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo and late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
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