Ozzy Says Black Sabbath will Record Final Album in 2015 with Final Tour to Follow

Joe Hoffman

by Joe Hoffman

Published September 29, 2014


Black Sabbath performing live in Brazil (2013) - Robson Batista


In an interview with Metal Hammer magazine, Ozzy Osbourne said Black Sabbath plans to hit the studio to record their final album, with their final tour to follow:

The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great. We all made friends, we didn't fuck 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.' 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 fucking 21 any more, if we're going to do it 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.

Though there is no news about new material that has been written by the band, Ozzy says that their 20th studio effort will likely be recorded sometime in 2015:

It'll be sooner rather than later. Obviously a lot of it is coming down to Tony's health, 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 LA, but I'll fly to the fucking moon for it if I have to!

With how successful 13 was, it seems that the Prince of Darkness and Co. still have some gas left in their tank. We can hope that they'll give us an album that will be truly special, something that can be a reflection of their successful 40+ year campaign.

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Source: Rolling Stone

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