Ozzy Osbourne Not Opposed To Hologram Of Himself

Ozzy Osbourne recently announced the first run of dates for his upcoming No More Tours 2 farewell tour, and despite his retirement from the road, the rocker has few qualms about being resurrected as a hologram after he's gone. 

While the heavy metal icon says he's only planning to retire from large-scale touring, not from performing, the announcement does signal that the Ozzman is shifting his focus away from music. So when Osbourne was recently asked how he'd feel about continuing to tour, but as a hologram.

"If I'm gone, I don't have a say in the matter," he said, according to Loudwire. "I can't complain," he continued before saying in a ghostly voice, "I'm the Prince of Darkness, I will haunt you. Go f---ing wild!"

Osbourne does have some sympathy for performers who are opposed to holograms of themselves. Addressing a story that Justin Timberlake was considering performing with a Prince hologram as part of his Super Bowl halftime show. 

"From what I know of Prince, he wouldn't have liked that. I don't think so," said Osbourne. "I read an article about him and he would never do taped interviews because his voice was his income."

Of course, you don't have to be dead in order to have someone create a hologram of you. Osbourne didn't mention whether he'd consider allowing a hologram go out and tour for him as a kind of Surrogate Ozzy.

The former Black Sabbath frontman says he's saying goodbye to touring so he can be a better grandfather to his eight grandchildren. 

He says he doesn't want to "go through another generation of Osbournes without seeing them grow up," he told Rolling Stone.

No More Tours 2 will keep Osbourne busy through 2020, as he tours the world to say goodbye to his loyal fans. The first No More Tours tour was in 1993. Ozzy claimed at the time he was retiring, but he returned to touring and recording by 1995.

“It’s what I do. It's a passion for me. It's the greatest love affair I ever had, being in a rock band and playing for the people who come to the shows.”

See Osbourne's No More Tours 2 dates below:

April 27 - Jacksonville, FL, Welcome to Rockville

April 29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL, FortRock

May 5 - Mexico, Heaven & Hell Festival

May 8 - Santiago, Chile, Pista Atletica

May 11 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Geba

May 13 - São Paulo, Brazil, Allianz Parque

May 16 - Curitiba, Brazil, Pedreira Paulo Leminski

May 18 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Esplanada Do Mineirao

May 20 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apoteose

June 1 - Moscow, Russia, Olympiisky

June 3 - St. Petersburg, Russia, Ice Palace

June 6 - Finland, Rockfest

June 8 - Solvesborg, Sweden, Sweden Rock Festival

June 10 - Donington, UK, Download Festival

June 13 - Prague, Czech Republic, Prague Rocks Festival

June 15 - Paris, France, Download Festival

June 17 - Italy, Firenze Rocks Festival

June 20 - Halden, Norway, Tons of Rock Festival

June 22 - Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhell Festival

June 24 - Dessel, Belgium, Graspop Metal Meeting

June 26 - Krakow, Poland, Impact Festival

June 28 - Oberhausen, Germany, König-Pilsner Arena

June 30 - Madrid, Spain, Download Festival

July 2 - Lisbon, Portugal, Altice Arena

July 5 - Barcelona, Spain, Rock Fest Barcelona

July 8 - Tel Aviv, Israel, Live Park

August 30 - Allentown, PA, PPL Center

September 1 - Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater

September 4 - Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage

September 6 - Boston, MA, Xfinity Center

September 8 - Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach Amphitheatre

September 10 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center

September 12 - Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion

September 14 - Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live

September 16 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center

September 19 - Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Center

September 21 - Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

September 23 - Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

September 26 - Dallas, TX, Starplex Pavilion

September 28 - Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

September 30 - Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater

October 2 - Denver, CO, Pepsi Center

October 4 - Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre

October 6 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre

October 9 - Chula Vista, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

October 11 - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl

October 13 - Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena

Original article by Andrew Magnotta at iHeartRadio