AceShowbiz - Ozzy Osbourne is keen to point out he's not retiring when his current world tour ends - he just won't be hitting the road again for massive treks.
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee kicked off the North American leg of his No More Tours 2 last week, August 30, in Pennsylvania, but he's assuring fans he won't be stepping out of the spotlight altogether when the tour ends.
"I have to say this, 'I'm not retiring!'" he explains. "I'm just not doing world tours any more. I'm still doing gigs. I'm still going to do shows, just no more world tours.
"They'll say, 'You said you were going to retire on the No More Tours Tour 25 years ago', but I'm not retiring!"
In fact, Ozzy is having a blast on the road with his band, Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Tommy Clufetos, and Adam Wakeman.
"The band is great and I'm singing better than ever," he adds. "It's great to be back with Zakk. Tommy, the drummer, is great. Blasko is always great. There's no excess trouble. No drama... There are no arguments. We just get up, do our gig, and have fun."
But he is looking forward to spending time with his manager wife Sharon at home when all the touring is done - as long as it's peaceful: "Something happens as soon as I've got my bags down - The Osbournes happens. It's always drama.
"I have this notion that me and Sharon are going to have a peaceful holiday, but you bet your a** as soon as I walk through that door, it's f**king something. Get me back on the road!"