British rocker Ozzy Osbourne's tastes have proved to be pricey for bosses of his Ozzfest 2005 tour - because he guzzles close to $2,000 (GBP1,110) worth of fizzy drinks alone on the road.

As the former Black Sabbath frontman prepares to take a host of bands on road with him for the summer-long trek - which begins next month (JUL05) in Massachusetts - organisers are scurrying to get Osbourne's specific tastes catered for.

Tour manager DAVE MOSCATO says, "He drinks English Orangina Light. Each bottle runs at $4. Over the course of the tour, at a six-pack a day, that's almost $2,000 in Ozzy's soda alone."

08/06/2005 09:16