Ozzy Begs for Adele Collaboration

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.

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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!"

Can you imagine an Ozzy and Adele collaboration? Let us know what song you'd give them to work on in the comments.

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    Yeah, Rick Rubin was always there with Black Sababth because Black Sabbath is the band he leaves other bands for.
    Sheep Shagger
    "I'd die a happy man" is hardly what I'd call begging...
    It will be a hidden track, in which you can hear Ozzy **** up on something he's doing and then screaming "ADEEEEELE".
    Isn't Sharon Osbourne botox faced?
    She is but Adele is a famous singer and in today's standards, in order to be a successful pop star you have to look "pretty" and desirable. Sharon isn't a famous pop singer. What Ozzy is saying is that Adele stands out from the rest of the pop singers in the world.
    Even when I thought I could escape a Corey Taylor post on UG, you sneak another one inside an Ozzy post.
    Nero Galon
    Adele is one of those girls that would get along great with Ozzy. The man wants what he wants.
    "And by healthy I mean chubby!"
    So, uh...who gave Ozzy coke again? You guys know what happens when we give Ozzy coke! Stop giving him coke!
    Doesn't Ozzy have enough children? Ohhh, not that type of collaboration...
    slipknot doesnt strike me as a band that wants a producer hovering over their heads...
    I think Ross Robinson pushed them to be as crazy as **** on their self titled and Iowa, so maybe he got used that.
    Aye, she's rough as and not fake (just like him) Bad ass voice, if you're into that kinda thing.
    Adele is great and Ozzy used to be great. I just can't say I like Ozzys voice as much on the newer releases.
    Adele's album is 21 Black Sabbath's album will be 13 Coincidence?