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Ozzy Osbourne On Touring: "This Could Be The Last One"

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Could this year's Ozzfest be the end of the road for Ozzy Osbourne? The 58-year-old metal legend says it's entirely possible.

"At my age, I don't know how many more of these tours I have left in me," Osbourne tells Guitar World magazine. "This could be the last one."

Osbourne founded the annual summer metal festival in 1996, and it has since grown to become one of the largest and most popular tours.

Although the singer stated in 2006 that he would no longer make regular appearances at Ozzfest, he announced in February 2007 that he would headline this year's tour. "I owe my audience something," he says. "I owe them everything."

But he admits the pressures of the festival are taking a toll on him. "It's a hell of a lot of responsibility for me. If I get sick or if my voice gets blown out or whatever the fuck happens, and I can't make a show, the audience gets pretty fucking mad."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Xplayer writes:

Well, don't say I told u so

# May 7, 2007 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Well, he did the "No More Tours" tour in 1995, and that was supposed to be the last one, but he did the "Retirement Sucks" tour in 1996, and since then, he's given 11 more years of touring. I give Ozz his props, but I think he's earned his right to retire. As long as he doesn't put System of a Down at the helm again.

# May 7, 2007 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. 7dustrulesall writes:

Ok so I have been hearing this for years. For the past 10 years he has been talking about retiring and for about the last 4 or so Ozzfests, he said it would be the last one. If it isnt his last one, I wont be suprised. But if it is I think he is going out on one of the sh**iest Ozzfest lineups in its history. Needless to say, I will probably be at Ozzfest considering it is free and there are about 3 bands I really want to see.

# May 7, 2007 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ultradrummer writes:

FINALLY

# May 7, 2007 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Sanctity writes:

yeah!

# May 7, 2007 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. n1nt3nd0 writes:

I don't see how a line-up with Nile, Behemoth, and Lamb of God is sh**ty.
Three Inches of Blood and Daath aren't too shabby either.

I personally think it's looking really good thus far.
Now only if they signed Meshuggah up for the last main stage spot. =]

# May 7, 2007 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Sanctity writes:

he ruined ozzfest for me 2 years ago.

# May 7, 2007 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. n1nt3nd0 writes:

Well, this may be the one and only time I go to Ozzfest.
At least we got some death/black metal on tour with Behemoth and such.

I forgot about Chthonic, too. I'm pretty sure they're black metal, which is always a good time.

# May 7, 2007 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Public Execution writes:

Chthonic is melodic black metal, and they sound really good. I don't think Ozzy will stop playing, i predict he will die while doing a tour. He loves the audience too much.

# May 7, 2007 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. StabbingTheDrama writes:

He may love the audiences too much but there are times in your life when you need to make a sacrifice for the better.

# May 7, 2007 @ 6:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. DeathInEye writes:

Like numerous people have already stated: Ozzy has been retiring for years. I won't believe it until an entire two years of Ozzfest goes by without him.

# May 7, 2007 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Horns Up!!!!! writes:

n1nt3nd0- well said and definately agree about Meshuggah, they're one of the most impressive bands I've ever seen, they'd make a f***ing awesome addition to Ozzfest.

# May 7, 2007 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. slayerdisciple writes:

i know im gonna get flamed for this but i dont like any of ozzys solo cds except the first 3 and even then i can only listen to like 3-5 songs from each, never saw the big deal with it
now playing:Candlemass- Gothic Stone/The Well of Souls

# May 7, 2007 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. evilcheeba writes:

I've heard this song and dance a few times. Whether he retires or not matters very little to me, I've never been a big fan of Ozzy, I saw him 4 years ago and he was ok, nothing special. I will say this though, if you haven't seen Ozzy live and you are a fan of metal I suggest you make the effort to see him once. He is a legend and you may regret not seeing the guy if you get the chance even if you aren't a big fan.

# May 7, 2007 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. kcity3 writes:

Ozzy rules!The Prince of Darkness must not retire,wait a few more years.

# May 7, 2007 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. WiseWiz writes:

good riddance

# May 7, 2007 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Hellbound83 writes:

I wouldn't be surprised if this was his last tour. It sounds like after each Ozzfest tour, it gets harder and harder for him (especially last year). If this years Ozzfest does well and his new album does well...then he might want to go out on top. If that is the case then Ozzy will probably hand Ozzfest over to Zakk (in my opinion).

# May 8, 2007 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. dead_beat writes:

he has been saying he is going to retire soon but he always comes back. i hope ozzy doesnt retire until he gives us a kick a$$ line up. i like that behemoth and lamb of god are on this year but they should have more bands like them

# May 8, 2007 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Stephen writes:

The first time I read that headline I thought it was from 1991. I think that was about the first time we got to hear the "this is my last one" speech. And it's bullsh**. As long as Ozzy has a breath in his lungs, Sharon will make sure he is paraded on stage every year so she can have as much cash as she can possibly get her hands on.

I honestly don't see why Ozzy stays married to that woman. She must do things in bed that would make Angelina Jolie look like your hand. And I just now realized how gross that sounds. I apologize for that.

# May 8, 2007 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. slayerdisciple writes:

if this is his last one i wont really miss him i wish he would devote himself to sabbath as they f***in rule and ozzy is sub par

# May 8, 2007 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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