The Prince of Darkness says he would die a happy man if he could collaborate with soul singer Adele, and defends Rick Rubin from his critics.
Posted on Mar 20, 2013 12:44 pm
Ozzy Osbourne says he'll die a happy man if he can collaborate with singer Adele before he dies.
He was discussing Black Sabbath producer Rick Rubin's involvement in their new record and mentioned Rubin's success on Adele's record-smashing hit album "21". When asked by Rip It Up if he would be interested in a collaboration with the soul singer, Ozzy said:
"I'd die a happy man, I think she's f--king great. She's not f--king botox-faced, she's a normal, healthy girl who speaks in her native accent."
Rick Rubin is often criticised for his "hands-off" approach to record production, where he takes credit for production without spending much time in the studio with the band. In 2011, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor said Rubin would only show up for 45 minutes per week while recording their album "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" and swore he would never work with the producer again.
But Ozzy feels differently about the producer, saying Rubin has been present throughout the recording process and has been asking to produce a Black Sabbath comeback for up to 20 years.
"People were telling us that he's always got five things going on at the same time, so he'll be in there one day and then you won't see him for three weeks," said Ozzy. "All I can say is that whenever I was in the studio, he was there. Rick Rubin is the producer and he knows what he's doing. If this is anywhere near as successful as the Adele album [which Rubin co-produced], I'll be happy!"
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