Launch Radio Networks reports: Ozzy Osbourne is once again headlining Ozzfest this summer, only this time the tour is offering free admission to everyone who attends and no pay to the bands on the bill. Osbourne admits that he doesn't really know how the experiment will work out, but told Launch that he has absolute confidence in his wife, manager and tour co-founder, Sharon Osbourne: "With this 'Freefest,' I said, 'How does it work, Shar?' And she goes, 'Don't worry, it's all under control.'I always think of the bad thing that can happen, but she's so clever at what she does. You know what, I always end up getting the wrong end of the stick and I get yelled at, you know, so I just go, 'Okay, babe, I love you, and you haven't let me down so far. God bless you. I'll do whatever you want me to do.'"
This summer's "free" Ozzfest will start on July 12 in Seattle. Information on obtaining tickets is available at the festival web site.
Osbourne will release his new solo album, "Black Rain", on May 22. The first single from the disc is called "I Don't Wanna Stop".
The singer will perform on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" the evening of the album's release.
Osbourne is one of the artists being honored this month on the second "VH1 Rock Honors". The singer will perform three songs at the event, including a track from "Black Rain". The show will be taped on May 12 in Las Vegas and premiere on VH1 on May 24.