Legendary BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne says that he "doesn't know" who will "carry the flag" for rock music in the future, lemanting that big rock stars are becoming a thing of the past.
The 65-year-old singer, who has also had a successful solo career, was asked by U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine if he thinks music is suffering for a lack of "rock stars" nowadays. "That might be a very true statement," he replied. "I honestly don't know who's going to carry the flag in the future, but I wish someone would hurry up. None of us are getting any younger, you know."
Asked who his ultimate rock star is and why, Ozzy said: "David Bowie comes to mind. He's always original with his image and music. Nowadays, I have a problem telling who's in the band and who's in the crew — no one looks like a rock star!"
Osbourne landed in the 23rd place in Kerrang!'s "50 Greatest Rock Stars In The World Today". Asked why he thinks he made the list this year, Ozzy replied: "[Why?] Probably because I'm Ozzy Osbourne! But the past year, with the success of SABBATH's '13' album and the world tour, probably didn't hurt…"
BLACK SABBATH's recent North American tour consisted of a series of 10 shows encompassing mostly Canadian stops until winding down on April 26 in Los Angeles. According to a press release, these gigs were among the final shows that SABBATH has done in support of its current studio album, "13", which became the band's first No. 1 album ever in the U.S. when it was released in June 2013.
The group has been on the road since April 2013 in support of the record, which reunited Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler for their first full-length studio project since 1978's "Never Say Die!"
"13" has sold more than 360,000 copies in the United States since its June 2013 release.