Ozzy Osbourne is holding tattoo and listening events in 50 cities around the world on February 20th to celebrate the release of his new solo album, Ordinary Man.

Fans attending the events, which will take simultaneously at tattoo shops in all 50 cities, will have the opportunity to listen to Ordinary Man in advance of its release. They'll also be among the first to select from a collection of exclusive Ozzy-inspired tattoo designs.

Ozzy will participate in his first in-store signing in 10 years on February 21st, the day Ordinary Man arrives, at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, California. Fans need to purchase the album on CD, LP or picture disc at Amoeba for a chance at getting the record signed. No additional items will be signed and no photos with Ozzy will be possible.

Ozzy loves meeting his fans but told us a while back that he's never been comfortable with accolades: ["I'm not very good at receiving good things said about me, you know. When I was with Black Sabbath in the '70s, we never used to like having good reviews and they never, ever gave us a good review. And we thought maybe it was because they're not giving us good reviews that the kids are going, 'Up yours, we think they're okay,' you know. I suppose you could say we were the punks of our time, you know. It's more respectable that way, I think."] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . way, I think.)

Ordinary Man is Ozzy's 11th solo studio album and first in 10 years. The album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan from Guns N' Roses on bass and Chad Smith from Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums. Guests on the disc include Elton John, Slash, Post Malone and Tom Morello.

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