Ozzy Osbourne has informed the Boston Herald that he is hopeful that he will return to the studio after he completes his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour to record some new music.
“I have a bunch of songs written and have plenty of ideas and really want to do a new album, but as to when and how it will come together, I do not really know,” he said.
Earlier in the year, Ozzy told Rolling Stone that he doesn’t normally work on music while on tour.
“When I’m on the road, when I take a day off, I should try to rest my voice, so it’s not a good idea to go and start singing and writing songs,” he said. “But I’ve done that in the past.”
Osbourne hasn’t issued a solo album since 2010’s “Scream” and has spent the last few years touring with BLACK SABBATH before the legendary heavy metal act retired from the road.
“No More Tours 2” is a reference to Ozzy‘s 1992 “No More Tours” trek, which marked the first time the singer announced the end of his days as a touring artist. The tour name was a pun based on the title of his then-most recent solo album, “No More Tears”. Ozzy returned to action three years later and has been on the road ever since.
Ozzy has previously made conflicting statements about whether or not he intends to record a new studio album, telling The Orange County Register last fall that “it’s not cost-effective” to release full-length collections of tracks. “You actually lose money because people aren’t buying records anymore,” he said. “A couple of songs, maybe I’ll do that and put that out. I’ll go to Sharon [Osbourne, Ozzy‘s wife and manager] and say, ‘I want to do an album’ and then I’ll go to her and say, ‘I don’t want to do an album.’ I really can’t make up my mind.”