Ozzy Osbourne’s life flashes before his eyes in the nostalgic video for “Ordinary Man,” the title track from his new album.
The 71-year-old is overcome with emotion while he watches a career and family retrospective on the screen of a home theater. Scenes from his childhood in Birmingham, England are followed by highlights from his time in Black Sabbath and his solo career. His well-known family members also make appearances in rare home video and photographs.
"I was unprepared for fame, then everybody knew my name," he sings. "No more lonely nights; it's all for you."
“Ordinary Man” is a duet with Elton John and helped the Rocket Man return to Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart for the first time in nearly three decades. The new album has been a big success for Ozzy as well. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart.
Ordinary Man was recorded with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan.
It also features guest appearances by Slash, Tom Morello and Post Malone.
The LP is Ozzy’s 12th solo studio album and first since 2010, but the Prince of Darkness says he’s already working on another one while he attempts to get healthy enough to tour again.
"What I learned from Ordinary Man, it got the juices flowing again," Ozzy said. "People say they write the best songs when they're unhappy, and I was unhappy last year.”