During a recent press event at his Los Angeles home, Ozzy Osbourne was asked on what he thinks about the idea of an Ozzy hologram touring the world once he’s no longer among us, to which he replied:
“If I’m gone, I don’t have a say in the matter. From what I know of Prince, he wouldn’t have liked that [Ozzy was addressing recent rumors that Justin Timberlake contemplated a duet with a hologram of Prince at Super Bowl halftime show]. I don’t think so.
“I read an article about him and he would never do taped interviews because his voice was his income. And I know that from first hand because there was a time when people were pressing interviews on vinyl and I’m walking in the park one day and a guy had like 200 albums. I said, ‘What’s that?’ and it was a bootleg interview.
“I can’t complain. *jokingly adopts ghostly voice* I’m the Prince of Darkness, I will haunt you. Go fucking wild!”
Ozzy also addressed his upcoming farewell tour which isn’t actually a farewell tour, saying:
“I’m 70. I’ve missed my family over the years and I’ve been out on the road all of the time. I’ve had a few breaks here and there, but it’s time. I want to spend some time with my family.
“I’m not retiring. People have to understand that. I don’t want someone coming up the road and saying, ‘You said you’re not going to do it anymore.’ I’m not retiring. I’m just taking it easier on myself.”