Ozzy Osbourne wins Best Rock Album at the Grammys

Rob Trujilo and Andrew Watt onstage at The Grammys
Metallica's Rob Trujilo and producer Andrew Watt accept the Best Rock Album Grammy on behalf of Ozzy Osbourne (Image credit: Frazer Harrison)

Ozzy Osbourne has won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album for Patient Number 9, at this year's ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. He also picked up the prize for Best Metal Performance for Degradation Rules, the track recorded with fellow Black Sabbath founder Tony Iommi.     

Ozzy had previously won the Best Metal Performance Grammy for I Don't Want To Change The World in 1994. 

Osbourne was unable to attend the ceremony, and his award was collected by the album's producer Andrew Watt and Metallica bassist Robert Trujilo, who played on seven songs on the album and co-wrote the title track. 

"Ozzy, Sharon, we love you so much, you know," said Watt, accepting the award. "We just want to take a second to thank the unbelievable musicians that helped to make this album. So many people came together for Ozzy: the great Taylor Hawkins; Chad Smith; Robert Trujillo; the great Jeff Beck, greatest guitar player alive; Josh Homme."

He then handed the mic over to Trujilo, who added Tony Iommi to the list, before Watt thanked album engineer Paul LaMalfa and Trujilo gave a shout out to songwriter Ali Tamposi. 

Serial Grammy winner won Bonnie Raitt won in three categories, picking up one of the night's biggest prizes – the Song Of The Year award – for Just Like That, which also won the Best American Roots Song award. Raitt also collected the Best Americana Performance prize for Made Up Mind. The Best Traditional Blues Album was picked up by Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder for Get On Board, while Best Contemporary Blues Album went to Edgar Winter for Brother Johnny, his tribute to the late Johnny Winter. 

Other winners at the Grammys included Brandi Carlisle, whose Broken Horses won for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance. She also picked up the Best Americana Album gong for In These Silent Days.  

Rising Isle Of Wight stars Wet Leg won Best Alternative Music Album for their self-titled debut, and Best Alternative Music Performance for last year's feel-good hit Chaise Lounge.

The Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package prize was won by The Grateful Dead's In and Out of the Garden: Madison Square Garden '81, '82, '83, while journalist Bob Mehr picked up the Best Album Notes Grammy for his work on the 20th anniversary reissue of Wilco's classic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. The same album picked up the Best Historical Album prize. 

Last week, Ozzy Osbourne announced his retirement from touring

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.