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Ozzy Osbourne To Tour and Release Two Albums In 2007

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Ozzy Osbourne is "getting ready to tour next April" in support of his new solo album, Ozzy's wife/manager Sharon Osbourne revealed during an appearance on the "Dr. Phil" show earlier today (Thursday, December 14). "Three years this Christmas, [he's] clean and sober," she added.

Osbourne was previously said to be working on two brand new studio CDs. The first album is tentatively set for release in February 2007. Most of the music was recorded before Ozzfest in May with Mike Bordin (drums), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass) and Zakk Wylde (guitar). Wylde recently announced that he had to cancel three tour dates in October with his band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY to finish up obligations in the studio in connection with the new album. The second effort will be the soundtrack to Ozzy's musical about controversial Russian politician Grigory Rasputin. The album will be released first, and then the play will debut on Broadway or as a touring show according to Osbourne.

In a recent interview, Ozzy said, "We wrote a song called 'Rasputin' (for the 1995 'Ozzmosis' album), but then it never got used, you know, and then every now and again I'd try to find this tape of songs. We wrote a bunch of songs, and I put this tape on and thought, 'You know what? That would be a great musical.' It kind of grew on its own. It's the traditional 'Fiddler on the Roof'-type of music, plus the kind of BEATLES-y kind of influence. There's this wonderful song that goes, 'How dark it is before the dawn, the day begins, a child is born.' It's beautiful. I'm really happy about it. I hope the rest of the world is. I spent 10 years of my f-king life in this thing."

Source: Metal Hammer

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1. Stephen writes:

Are you serious!? He'll kill himself with a schedulle like that. You see, this is why you don't let Sharon Osbourne be your manager. Or your wife for that matter. Jeez, for Ozzy it must be like f***ing the Grim Reaper himself...

And one more thing, when Sharon says that Ozzy is "Three years this Christmas, clean and sober", she needs to learn that there is a thing called videotape, because after some of the stuff I've heard and seen from Ozzy, I find that statement very hard to believe. Can anyone clarify?

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2. Master Of Metal writes:

OZZY!!!!!

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3. Night_terror987 writes:

LOL Dr. Phil!

# Dec 16, 2006 @ 2:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metal4all writes:

OZZY!!!!!!! Ican't wate fore the new CD to come out and to see you on tour

# Dec 16, 2006 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KronKy51 writes:

cOME to Australia Ozzy if you can handle travelling that far these days.

# Dec 16, 2006 @ 11:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ozzy mamma writes:

nothing but love to you ozzy, adore you; always have, always will. Your devotion to your fans is pure and sincere .

# Dec 17, 2006 @ 1:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Furious1 writes:

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ........................................
Hopefully this will make him to tired for Ozzfest.

There is no way ozzy is sober. LOL Look at him!!!

# Dec 17, 2006 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BLACKDOG writes:

YEAH SINCERE AND PURE!!!!!!!!

UNLIKE A CERTAIN FRONT MAN FROM THE 80'S !!!!!!!

# Dec 17, 2006 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Oh BLACKDOG, who might this certain frontman be hm? Does his first name kinda sound like ''Assh0le" (Which wouldn't be far from the truth)?

Honestly, I'm glad to see Ozzy at it...But for real, if my wife was Sharon Osbourne, I'd probably be drunk too...

# Dec 17, 2006 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BaM-21 writes:

ozzy kicks a$$ and i am pleased that ozzy is making to cd's

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11. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

i dont care if he is old or what he can do on stage. before I die i must see the ozzman

# Dec 18, 2006 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Tiddelz1988 writes:

ROCK ON OZZY!! YOU ARE MY GOD!!

Please come to Australia to tour! Cant wait for the new albums!!

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