“A while back I had an idea of wanting to do a record with different sessions because I’d been doing so many sessions, playing on other people’s records, and there was a disconnect when the record was done because it was their album. I wanted to get a bunch of people on my record.
“I started picking singers that would be appropriate for the different songs and I started reaching out to those singers. Ozzy was one of the first guys I called. I’d written the music and it screamed of Ozzy. I sent it to him and he liked it; we just made one tiny change to the arrangement and I went down to his house and he put vocals on it. It was very easy and he sang great on that.
"It was an experience to sit there and work with somebody that you’ve been listening to since you were a teenager and to sit there while he’s working on your song.”