Ozzy Osbourne told Rolling Stone in a new interview that he has no desire to make a country music album in the vein of recent efforts from Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Staind's Aaron Lewis. The Black Sabbath singer explained, "Not me, thank you. Personally, I think you should stick to what you know best. If Steven's having a good time with it, who am I to complain? But it would be absurd for me to do that. I don't mind country, but the 'Prince Of Darkness' with a cowboy hat? I'm a rock and roller, not a f**king country bumpkin."
- Ozzy does intend to record a new solo album following the end of Sabbath's farewell tour, which is currently scheduled to wind down in February 2017.
- Asked whether he wants to hang up his microphone for good, Ozzy said, "I don't know if I want to tour extensively much more, but I will still keep my fingers in the pie. As for singing 'Crazy Train' at 75, we'll see."
- Ozzy admitted a while back that his voice doesn't always hold up these days: "Sometimes it blows out. I do the best I can. Sometimes I sound terrible, and sometimes it's good, you know. But I'm only human. I mean, I'm honest about it, you know."
- Ozzy's wife and manager Sharon has hinted recently that she can see Ozzy retiring completely by the age of 70.
- Ozzy has not released an all-new solo album since 2010's Scream, having spent the last few years recording and touring with Sabbath.