The official spin regarding Ozzy Osbourne‘s summer festival taking a hiatus this summer: Ozzy was struck with the inspiration to record the follow-up to his 2007 album Black Rain so hard, he simply had to postpone the package tour this summer so he could get something on whatever store shelves are standing come Black Friday 2009. And he can’t do it this spring, because he has a not very anticipated family variety hour to attend to!
Whether or not you swallow this spin, or are wondering if the cause behind the postponement is also rooted in the generally dismal market for festivals and the various snafus related to putting it on over the past two years, is I guess a testament to your personal commitment to the Prince Of Darkness. (Or your ability to put one and one together?) Let’s just hope that in these tough times, Rocklahoma can keep it together.
Ozzy puts Ozzfest on hold while making new album [Billboard]