Ozzy Osbourne finds himself on the frontline for his new “Straight to Hell” video, calm as the war rages around him.
Osbourne sings his latest scorching single as the battle begins, an unruly mob of anger set against an armored wall of riot gear wearing opposition. Is this the visual depiction of drugs taking on your body? Breaking through defenses with flames and fury? It would fit with the anti-drug anthem, in which Ozzy sings about the unwavering grip they can take on you, something he knows firsthand.
“I'll make you lie, I'll make you steal and kill,” he snarls on the song. “I'll make you crawl until your final thrill.” The staggering sentiment of the song gets an assist from Slash, who provides the blistering solo on “Straight to Hell.”
Any reports about Ozzy Osbourne’s decline appear to be greatly exaggerated, with the Prince of Darkness delivering the same iconic wide-eyed, aggression in his latest clip. It comes just days after a Kelly Osbourne spoke out to defend her father’s health against headlines claiming he’s on his death bed.
“Straight to Hell” is the second visual delivered for Ozzy’s upcoming album, Ordinary Man, due out early this year. It follows the semi-autobiographical clip for “Under the Graveyard,” which shows wife Sharon Osbourne rescuing Ozzy from his demons in a West Hollywood hotel room.
Ordinary Man is set to be Osbourne’s first album in 10 years, his longest gap between albums ever. It features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses on bass and Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums.