The Black Sabbath singer turned reality television star will step down from fronting the event, opening the door for different acts to headline the international money-spinning shows. Ozzy offered the following reasoning:
"After 10 years, the Ozzfest's name and reputation has been established. It's time for me to move on and do other things."
Although he will not perform as often as years past, Ozzy will nevertheless take to the stage on select occasions in 2006, according to Billboard.com.