Ozzy Osbourne is gearing up for the release of his new album, Patient Number 9, out Sept. 9 via Epic. Now, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy winner will perform at halftime of the Los Angeles Rams season opener. The game will take place on Thursday, Sept. 8, at SoFi Stadium, just hours before the new album drops.
To start the 2022 season, the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills. It’s the Rams’ first game at SoFi Stadium since winning Super Bowl LVI in February. The game will air nationally on NBC, Peacock and Universo at 5:20 PM PT/8:20 PM ET. Tickets are available via www.therams.com/tickets.
A press release states that Ozzy’s performance will include a “multi-song medley,” with attendees getting treated to the full performance. The viewers at home will only see a portion of it. Ozzy seems to be having a hard time saying goodbye to the road, recently saying that he may have another tour left in him.
Patient Number 9 marks Ozzy’s first release since his chart-topping 2020 set, Ordinary Man. It’s his 13th studio album and features longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde back in the fold for the first time since 2007’s Black Rain. The set was produced by Andrew Watt, who also produced Ordinary Man. “It’s heavy, it’s hard-hitting, it’s historic–it’s everything you’d want from an Ozzy Osbourne record and maybe more,” a press release states. The new record also features a plethora of A-list guests, including Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, as well as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robert Trujillo of Metallica, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction and the late Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters. However, one guest he couldn’t get was Jimmy Page. He reached out to the Led Zeppelin legend, but says Page never responded.