Ozzy Osbourne was asked by Rolling Stone whether he’s considering to play his 1980 solo debut album “Blizzard of Ozz” in full for its 40th anniversary in 2020 – which is the year in which his upcoming “farewell” tour will end – to which he replied:
“That was the thing for a while, to play the whole album, but I don’t write albums that way, so no.
“When I make an album, I specifically record songs that I’ll never do on the stage. Like on ‘Blizzard of Ozz,’ there are songs that I wrote never to play live, because the production was too heavy.
“I always do a ballady song, I always like to do a rock song and I like to do what I call album tracks. And I’ll do the ballady songs and the rock songs onstage, but the album tracks are just too over the top. But I suppose I could do one.”
Focusing on the upcoming tour, Ozzy once again pointed out he’s not retiring, saying:
“It’s not a retirement tour; it’s ‘No More Tours.’ I just don’t want to be on the road for the rest of my life. I’m married, and I hardly see my family. I go out one door, and my wife comes in the next. I just don’t want to be that guy.
“When I’m on tour, I don’t go out, because I’ll get hassled. I’m not there to sightsee; I’m there to do work. And the best part of it is the gig, but then you’ve got to wait a few days to get that gig.
“I’m blessed that I’m still doing it. I’m blessed that I still have a fanbase. And I’m blessed that I’m still passionate about what I do. Paul McCartney still tours. The Stones still tour. That’s their choice. I don’t want to be on the road all the time.”