Ozzy Osbourne has released the following statement:

“As painful as this is, I’ve had to make the decision to bow out of performing on Power Trip in October.

My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, and when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward.

Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed.

The band that will be replacing me on Power Trip will be announced shortly. They are personal friends of mine and I can promise that you will not be disappointed.

Above all, I want to thank my fans, my band, and my crew for their unconditional loyalty and continual support.

I love you all and I will see you soon.

God Bless,


Power Trip will be held at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on October 6th-8th. The festival features bands such as: AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns N’Roses and Tool, further details can be found at powertrip.live.

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  1. I don’t ever expect to see Ozzy tour again. He should relax and enjoy the rest of his life. He’s proved he’s the Prince of Darkness, and if he feels like making more music, rather than touring, I’ll buy the albums.

  2. Thank you Rattlehead and Dana for your kind words!

    On the 20th June, it marked 25 years since I first went to a concert. I was 19 going on 20, and that concert was Ozzfest ’98 at the Milton Keynes Bowl.

    Top of the bill, not surprisingly, was Ozzy with a solo set followed by Black Sabbath. Bill Ward didn’t perform as he hadn’t long had the first of many heart attacks (Vinnie Appice played that night). Joe Holmes played guitar for the Ozzy solo set and if I remember correctly, the bass player in Ozzy’s band went on to play for a behemoth called….Metallica. That’s right, it was Robert Trujillo.

    When I think about how Ozzy performed that night, running from one side of the stage to another and doing frog jumps at age 49 (he turned 50 that December) seeing him at nearly 75 in the way that he is is quite upsetting.

    But, as the saying goes, “That’s life.” My question is: “Why does it have to be a bit*h sometimes?”

  3. DJH, that’s awesome you saw Ozzy with Joe Holmes on guitar. Joe was a former student of Randy Rhoads right before Randy joined Blizzard of Oz.

    Ozzy was a great entertainer during concerts. As a solo artist, I saw him 4 times up through the Ultimate Sin tour, and he always got the crowd to go crazy, running from one side of the stage to the other (as you mention), while wildly clapping his hands.

    I saw Ozzy once with Sabbath, on The End tour.

    1. Well you’ve taught me something there Mr Rattlehead – I never knew that Joe Holmes was a Randy Rhodes student.

      Also on the bill that day was a then new band called The Foo Fighters and the mighty Slayer (who were absolutely awesome!!)

      Here’s Slayer’s set from that day (The black lines do go after a couple of minutes!) –


      And here’s Sabbath doing War Pigs and Fairies Wear Boots –


      To think that I was there all those years ago!!

  4. The man made a lot of great music and great memories.

    It’s a miracle Oz and many other musicians of the era are still around, as we all know, a lot of substances were consumed by many musicians in that era over a long period of time in which claimed a lot of lives cut very short.

    Hope he has better health in the future and Sharon recognizes that’s it’s time to enjoy retirement.

  5. Something D.J.H. said about people in the future still listening to Ozzy 200 years from now reminded me of a story about my cousin and her son. About ten years ago her twelve year old son wanted to go see Ozzy in concert. She asked me if I would take him. I’m like hell yes! So she then starts doubting herself thinking he’s too young, Ozzy is too scary, the crowd will be to rough. Blah blah blah. I assure her Ozzy is not evil, he’s not too young, and I’d kill anyone in the crowd that even thought about hurting her son, and telling her there’s no such thing as a mosh pit during an Ozzy show. For a metal show you won’t find a better crowd.

    So anyways, she decides against it and says she didn’t feel comfortable letting him go. This was going to be his first ever concert mind you. So then a week later she tells me she’s going to take him to go see Lady Gaga instead. I was furious! Told her a hundred years from now when her son is sitting on his porch telling his great grand kids about his first concert and he says it was some “artist” named Lady Gaga, they’d have no clue who the Hell he’s talking about. But if he got to tell the story about his first concert being Ozzy Osbourne, he would be looked upon in awe. Because those kids will know who Ozzy is, and Lady fking Googoo will be but a faded distant memory.

    So all that said, it’s sad that he can’t continue on forever, but his legacy will last an eternity. Well maybe not eternity, ‘cause I’m sure we’ll blow ourselves up way before that can happen. I’m glad I got to see him as many times as I have, and as much as I’d love to see him again one day, I just don’t think it’s meant to be. My only regret is I didn’t kidnap my cousin and bring him to that Ozzy concert. He would have a much better story to tell lol

    Oh and I’m sure most of you know, that Lady Blah Blah bitch pretty much had an orgy onstage during the show his mother took him too. Sure glad he wasn’t subjected to that evil guy that says gif bless you between just about every song and tells his fans how much he loves us between the other songs. Much worse than live porn I’m sure lol

    1. WN,

      What a sad story, your cousin was obviously mislead and misinformed. Shame on her. Buy your cousin a live Ozzy DVD, that’s about all you can do to undo Gaga-LOL!


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