Ozzy Osbourne announces new album

Sharon's husband releases first record in six years

Ozzy Osbourne has announced details of a new album.

’Black Rain’ will be released on May 22 and will be his first new material since 2001’s ’Down To Earth’.

Explaining the time between albums, he said: “I used to get frustrated with myself. I mean I thought that you had to get loaded to make songs.

“I just thought drugs and alcohol are probably the major inspiration of making music, which I truly believed that because I’d never made a record without using it. And I thought it was that, that was making me creative.”

The first single in the US is set to be ’I Don’t Wanna Stop’. A release date has yet to be announced.

The album is set to feature a band consisting of guitarist Zakk Wylde, drummer Mike Bordin and former Rob Zombie bassist Rob Nicholson.

Osbourne will headline Ozzfest which begins on July 12, reports Launch.