Ozzy Osbourne will never make a country album

Ozzy Osbourne is excited to make a new solo album but he won't be following in the footsteps of other rockers and make a country record

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne has promised fans he will never make a country album.

The 67-year-old rocker is currently on a farewell tour with Black Sabbath and he is excited to make a new solo LP, his first since 2010's 'Scream'.

Rock legend Ozzy has noticed the trend for many of his peers, such as Aerosmith's Steven Tyler to experiment with country music, but he is adamant that he will be staying true to his metal roots.

In an interview with RollingStone.com, he said: "Not me, thank you. Personally, I think you should stick to what you know best. If Steven 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 'n' roller, not a f***ing country bumpkin!"

Black Sabbath - also comprised of Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler - will call time on their incredible career with their final show in their hometown of Birmingham next February.

Ozzy - who has had to work to save his marriage to Sharon Osbourne after it was revealed he had been having multiple affairs due to his struggle with sex addiction - isn't feeling too sentimental about the end of the 'Paranoid' rockers at the moment but he is sure it will hit him when the curtain draws to a close.

He said: "Right now I'm having a blast. I suppose I may have a different head on when we do the last show ... I used to resent going out on the road. But now it's fun. Nobody gets stoned. Nobody gets drunk. We've been doing some great shows."

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1. Max Persian1 Sep 2016, 6:00am Report

I honestly never thought the words "Ozzy Osbourne" and "country album" would ever appear in the same sentence, for any reason, much less that Ozzy would have to officially deny the idea of such a thing. I could see it with Darius Rucker, I could see it with Steven Tyler, I could definitely see it with Jon Bon Jovi, but there's no way I can see it with Ozzy Osbourne. The man is right, stick to what you're good at, and he's pretty damned good at hard rock and metal. I think his fans, myself included, would experience complete cranial hemorrhages if he did a country album, and I love all sorts of different music. The only thing that might turn out stranger would be a spoken word/motivational album, though I'd definitely buy that too.

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