Ozzy’s Last Ozzfest?

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.”

Look for the entire interview in Guitar World’s August 2007 issue, on newsstands beginning May 20.

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