Sharon Will Remain Ozzy’s Manager: Wants Him To Retire Before 70, Announces Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

sharonosbourneDespite all the news of splits and relocations, Sharon Osbourne will still be Ozzy’s manager. She spoke to Rolling Stone saying, “We’ll continue until Ozzy finishes, and Ozzy won’t be long behind them when he calls it a day.”

Giving a loose timeframe, she stated, “It’s not going to be within the next year, but it’s coming up. I don’t want Ozzy singing ‘Crazy Train’ at 75. I think it’s best you go out before you hit that 70 and go out on top.”

The Prince of Darkness will turn 68 this December, so if everything is true, what happens in those last couple of years.

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Along with this announcement came another. During a May 12th press conference Sharon took the stage to announce ‘Ozzfest Meets Knotfest,’ which will see the two festivals merge for one weekend in San Bernardino, Calif. on Sept. 24(Saturday) and 25(Sunday). The merger sees Osbourne’s Ozzfest and Slipknot/Corey Taylor’s Knotfest joining together for two days of hellish musicianship. The lineup will include heavy hitters such as Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Disturbed, Slayer, Anthrax, Trivium, Megadeth, Black Label Society, and Opeth to name a few.

The fest will offer three stages, one of them being dedicated to Lemmy. Ozzy had this to say on his friend: “I went down to South America with him last year, and he looked very frail. He said to me, ‘Soon, me and you are going to be dead forever.’ He says, ‘Aye, I lived my life the way I wanted to live it. Who wants to live to 99 miserable?’ That was Lemmy. He was a great friend of mine.”

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