Ozzy Osbourne coming to Fingerprints to sign copies of new album ‘Patient Number 9’

Before the Prince of Darkness rides away on a black horse back to the U.K. forever, Ozzy Osbourne is making a special trip to Long Beach music store Fingerprints on Saturday, Sept. 10 to sign copies of his newest album, “Patient Number 9,” the day after its release through Epic Records.

Osbourne’s signing will be the first time the legendary artist has been to the music store, something owner Rand Foster said he was glad to see realized.

“I have been incredibly jealous of my friends and other record stores who over the years have had signings with Ozzy,” Foster said by phone. “Seeing Ozzy live on his first solo tour was a real turning point kind of concert for me.”

Fans looking to meet the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will have to pre-order a copy of the 13-track album (click here). It will be the only album Osbourne will be signing. Check-in will start at noon and the signing will begin at 2 p.m.

A few rules to keep in mind: No photos with Osbourne will be permitted (to keep the line moving, ownership clarified); guests will need to wear masks during the event; and no lining up before 11 a.m.

According to an interview with Sirius XM, the album “Patient Number 9,” which is also the title track of the LP, was inspired by the concept of being in a mental institution but also his relationship with his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne.

Fans of Osbourne are clamoring for the release of the new album, his 13th studio album and first in two years, but also generating significant buzz for its star-studded guests and collaborators.

Three of the album’s tracks feature A-class musicians, including English virtuoso guitarists Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton in addition to Black Sabbath’s Tony lommi.

Writing credits are just as remarkable and include Metallica’s Robert Trujillo along with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, who also perform on the album, and producer Andrew Watt, the same guy behind Osbourne’s last album “Ordinary Man,” which debuted at No. 3 in the U.S. Billboard 200 and the U.K. Albums Chart in Feb. 2020.

The record also boasts musicians Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Duff McKagan, Guns N’ Roses longtime bassist, Zakk Wylde, Osbourne’s long-standing guitarist from the ’80s as well as an appearance from the Foo Fighter’s late drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

“Patient Number 9” can be pre-ordered by standard CD, cassette and vinyl, including an indie exclusive limited edition crystal violet LP that also comes with an album-inspired graphic novel by acclaimed comic book artist Todd McFarlane.

Fingerprints Music is at 420 E. Fourth St.
Editors Note: This story has been updated with a quote from Fingerprints owner Rand Foster and clarification on the restriction on photos with the musician.

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Cheantay Jensen is reporter and award-winning videographer who covers entertainment, art, food and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post. And sometimes breaking news, you know, just to keep things interesting.