T-Pain Surprises Ozzy Osbourne with Cover of Black Sabbath Song ‘War Pigs’

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T-Pain may be known for his auto-tune hits but he recently learned he should share more of his real voice with fans. After winning the first season of The Masked Singer, the artist whose real name is Faheem Rashad Najm, hasn’t been shy about sharing more cover songs without auto-tune. During a recent set, he performed the Black Sabbath hit song “War Pigs” and got the attention of Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne himself.

The song was originally released in 1970 on the band’s album Paranoid. A video of T-Pain performing the tune went viral on social media and Osbourne commented, “This is the best cover of War Pigs ever. Why didn’t you guys call me?”

T-Pain quickly responded, “You’re always invited. Top of the list, every time!! Thank you so much. Means a lot coming from the greatness himself.” Osbourne has been laying low recently, recovering from spinal surgery. He revealed that he is now sober and how being sober has helped him recover and feel better after several surgeries. Osbourne was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2003. Even though he hasn’t been in tip-top shape in recent years and has retired from touring, he snapped back that he isn’t done yet.

He shared, “Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.” Fans can also expect a new album sometime this year. Osbourne released his latest album Patient Number 9 in 2022 and is still hearing praise about the music.

Musician Ozzy Osbourne performs during half-time of the NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium on September 08, 2022 in Inglewood, California

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He said about a new album in the fall of last year, “I’m just starting to work on it now, and we’ll be recording in the early part of next year. I want to take my time with this one.”

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