Black Sabbath is one of the most iconic bands in rock & roll history. Their sound has transcended time and the band has survived inner turmoil of epic proportions. Despite their ups and downs, they have remained together and toured for their fans. Sadly, everything great must come to an end, and Black Sabbath expects to go out with a bang.
According to Billboard.com, Black Sabbath is working on their final album and plans to tour one last time in 2015. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Lommi, and Geezer Butler are all pumped about bringing closure to their years of devotion to rock & roll. Ozzy shared his account of how the decision to make the final album came about.
“The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great. We all made friends, we didn’t [expletive] around, we all knew that we had a job to do, and we did it. It was a lot of fun. So we’re going to do one more album, and a final tour. Once the dust settled after the last tour we started discussing the idea, because we were getting asked about it all the time. I said to Sharon, “What’s going on? Because if there’s no more Sabbath I want to get on with my own thing again.” And she came back and said, “Let me look into it.”
He went on to say.
“Three weeks later I asked her about it again, and she said “Oh, I still have to talk to so and so…” and I said “Sharon, I ain’t [expletive deleted] 21 any more, if we’re going to do I want to do it before I’m 70!” Time isn’t on our side! So she made the call and came back and said “Yeah, the record company wants another album.” I believe Rick Rubin is going to do it with us again.”
Ozzy, now 65 years old, has put an urgency on the album due to Tony Lommi’s poor health and bouts with cancer. Ozzy Osbourne and the rest of Black Sabbath plan to hurry, but also take their time to ensure Lommi is able to work on his treatments. Ozzy explained.
“He’s obviously got his cancer treatment, but we’ll get onto it next year. I don’t know if we’ll be writing in England or L.A., but I’ll fly to the [expletive] moon for it if I have to!”
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