Forget those rumors that Ozzfest will have to do without Ozzy Osbourne in the future, Billboard reports. The Prince of Darkness told reporters during a teleconference this week that he’ll be at the top of the 2008 Ozzfest bill — “as far as I know.”
He did not, however, indicate whether the annual heavy metal summer trek would remain free for attendees, as it was this past summer, saying that would be his wife, manager and Ozzfest creator Sharon Osbourne’s decision.
Osbourne — who begins an arena tour with Rob Zombie on Oct. 18 in Seattle — told Billboard.com that any Black Sabbath plans in 2008, for Ozzfest or separately, are up in the air. “I’m the last person to be told anything,” he cracked, but Osbourne noted that he felt if Sabbath was to do anything it would have to be up to a certain standard.