Ozzfest 2001 drew to a close Sunday, leaving many fans wondering what the future holds for their favorite bands. Whether it's working on a new album, heading back out on the road or prepping their next video, to cop a metal cliché from Ozzy's 1989 solo album, there seems to be no rest for the wicked. ([article id="1444447"]Click for photos [/article]from the festival.)
- Black Sabbath are hoping to book more studio time to finish up their new album, the group's first with their original lineup since 1978's Never Say Die! (see [article id="1441844"]"Black Sabbath Working On New Album"[/article]). That won't happen, however, until frontman Ozzy Osbourne completes his new disc, Down to Earth, due October 16, according to a spokesperson from Sharon Osbourne Management (see [article id="1444998"]"Black Sabbath Ordered To Scrap Post-Ozzfest Trek"[/article]). The track "Gets Me Through" has been chosen as the LP's first single. Ozzy is also expected to support the album with a fall tour.
Meanwhile, for those who missed out on this summer's hardest happening, the live album Ozzfest 2001: The Second Millennium, featuring live cuts from all the Ozzfest offenders, hits stores Tuesday (see [article id="1445048"]"Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson Preserved On Ozzfest Live CD"[/article]).