Ozzy Eyes Post-Ozzfest Solo Album

All the press about this summer's Ozzfest has noted that the tour will mark the farewell outing for the recently (and all too briefly) reunited Black Sabbath. You'd think that the tour will end, the band members will go their separate ways, and Ozzy Osbourne will settle quietly into retirement.

Think again.

After the tour wraps in late July, Ozzy will take a month off and then head to the studio to dive back into his solo career. He hopes to have a new album out in the spring of 2000.

In the meantime, Ozzy has a few other items up his sleeve to keep his fans sated. Late June will see the arrival of "Todd McFarlane Presents Ozzy Osbourne #1," a magazine/comic book from the folks who gave the world "Spawn." The book includes a 38-page, full-color Ozzy comic, an Ozzy photo gallery, and McFarlane's interview with the metal kingpin.

Yet another product of the partnership between Ozzy and McFarlane will arrive in July when an Osbourne action figure hits stores (see

"McFarlane Unveils Ozzy Figure, Confesses To Buying $3 Million McGwire Homerun Ball").