He might have decided that he’s not going to go on long, extensive tours anymore, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be new music in Ozzy Osbourne’s future. In a recently conducted interview with the Boston Herald, Osbourne has said that he has ideas in mind for new music, and is hoping to return to the studio after he completes his “No More Tours 2“ farewell tour: “I have a bunch of songs written and really want to do a new album.” But before fans get too excited, Osbourne also added, “As to when and how it will come together, I do not really know,” he said.
Osbourne hasn’t issued a solo album since 2010’s ‘Scream’ and in between his solo shows, he has also spent the last few years touring with Black Sabbath. Last year, he reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde, who has toured on and off with Osbourne for nearly 30 years.
In typical Osbourne fashion, he has made conflicting statements as to whether or not he intends to record new music. At one time last fall he told The Orange County Register, “It’s not cost-effective. You actually lose money making full-length albums because people aren’t buying records anymore,” he said. “A couple of songs, maybe I’ll do that and put that out. Sometimes I say ‘I want to do an album’ and then I’ll say, ‘I don’t want to do an album.’ I really can’t make up my mind.”
Osbourne kicked off the main North American leg of “No More Tours 2″ on Thursday, August 30) at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. “No More Tours 2“ is a reference to Osbourne’s 1992 “No More Tours“ trek, which marked the first time the singer announced the end of his touring days. That decision didn’t last long: Osbourne was back on the road three years later and has been on the road ever since.