Ozzy Osbourne will retire a short time after Black Sabbath play their final show, wife and manager Sharon has insisted. She was speaking after the announcement that his Ozzfest and Slipknot’s Knotfest events would merge in September this year.
The California weekender takes place before Black Sabbath’s final scheduled appearance in Brazil on December 4 – although more shows could be added in 2017.
Sharon made no reference to her marital split with the frontman, 67 – although she’d confirmed it last week. She said: “I don’t want Ozzy singing Crazy Train at 75. I think it’s best you go out before you hit 70, and go out on top.”
She added: “It’s not going to be within the next year, but it’s coming up.”