One thing is for sure, Ozzy Osbourne will always be Ozzy, and will never stop performing. Never say never. Speaking to VH1 Ozzy's wife and manager Sharon Osbourne said the Ozzman will release his first studio album in 6 years and is scheduled to headline the 2001 Ozzfest, making this his last ever. Ozzy later contradicted his wife, imagine that, telling MTV News, "Never say never. I keep saying to my wife, 'It's just getting bigger and bigger and bigger and I want to do other things.' I'm the kind of the guy where, when I'm out there, I want to be home, and when I'm home, I want to be out there. I'm never happy wherever I am, so all I know is I don't know."
Ozzy will be kicking out some new jams on the 2001 Ozzfest, flaunting sounds from his first album since 1995's Ozzmosis. Osbourne has been working with a slew of artists according to his wife Sharon. "He's been writing with Zakk Wylde, his guitar player from the '90s. He's written with Danny Saber, the producer, and he's been writing with (Alice in Chains guitarist) Jerry Cantrell. And Tim Palmer's gonna produce the record."
The recently announced Ozzfest 2001 lineup also includes Black Sabbath, Papa Roach, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Linkin Park, and Disturbed on the main stage, with second stage participants and tour dates to be revealed in the coming weeks. Summer 2001 is gonna RAWK.