Ozzy Osbourne: Black Sabbath are “Going to do One More Album, and a Final Tour”
Today in news that will make people who aren’t me happy: Ozzy Osbourne tells Metal Hammer that Sabbath aren’t done quite yet. Says the Ozzman:
“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 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 went on to say that the band would hit the studio in early 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!”
Really, I think the biggest revelation here is that Ozzy Osbourne isn’t twenty-one anymore. I mean, the dude is in great shape, he clearly still has full use of all of his faculties, etc. If you’d ask me to guess his age, I would have said nineteen, maybe twenty. So consider my mind blown.
Beyond that… gee, wouldn’t it be nice if they actually worked with Bill Ward this time? I’m sure that’s too much to ask, and I’m sure 99.9% of the fans won’t care anyway. In fact, if Ozzy and Iommi really wanna make the greatest amount of money possible, they could probably also sack Geezer Butler. I’m fairly confident the fans are only pretending to care about him, too.
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