Despite the fact that he has just announced the details of his farewell tour — dubbed “No More Tours 2” — Ozzy Osbourne insists that he is not calling it quits. “I’m not retiring,” he tells Rolling Stone in a new interview. “It’s ‘No More Tours’, so I’m just not doing world tours anymore. I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time anymore. I’d like to spend some time at home.”
Osbourne, who spent the last few years touring with BLACK SABBATH before the legendary heavy metal act retired from the road, says that he wants to “slow it down a little” and be there for his family. “I enjoy being a grandfather. I don’t want to go through another generation of Osbournes without seeing them grow up.”
After he completes the tour, Ozzy says that he will consider possibly making a new album. He tells Rolling Stone that he has “eight or nine good song ideas” for the follow-up to 2010’s “Scream”, including “Mr. Armageddon” and “Crack Cocaine”.” He will also play sporadic one-off shows but will not stay on the road for months at a time.
“It’s what I do,” Ozzy says. “It’s my job. And when I say, ‘It’s my job,’ I mean it’s a passion for me. It’s the greatest love affair I ever had, being in a rock band and playing for the people who come to the shows.”