Ozzy Osbourne is not retiring from music despite announcing his final tour dates

The rock legend will hit the road for two years starting in May.

Ozzy Osbourne has insisted that he has no plans to retire from music despite his upcoming tour being his last ever.

Called No More Tours 2 - harking back to his original (clearly unsuccessful) retirement tour in the '90s - Ozzy will head out on the road for two years starting in May. The tour reaches the UK on June 10, where he will headline Download Festival in Donnington.  

Despite confirming the tour will be the rock star's last, Ozzy says it's not the end of his music career.

"I'm not retiring," he told Rolling Stone. "It's 'No More Tours,' so I'm just not doing world tours anymore. I'm still going to be doing gigs, but I'm not going on tour for six months at a time anymore. I'd like to spend some time at home." 

After 40 years as a performer, Ozzy says he "just need[s] to slow it down a little," adding: "I've experienced fantastic things; it's been an incredible journey.

"I enjoy being a grandfather. I don't want to go through another generation of Osbournes without seeing them grow up."

Ozzy also revealed he plans to release another album after the tour, saying he has "eight or nine good song ideas."

"It's what I do," he explained. "It's my job. And when I say, 'It's my job,' I mean 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."

To date Ozzy has landed 14 Top 40 albums on the Official Chart, while in 2003 he scored his first UK Number 1 single with Changes, a duet with his daughter Kelly. Look back at his complete Official UK Chart history here.

Tickets for the North American leg of Ozzy's No More Tour 2 go on sale on February 14.