Leading up to Ozzy Osbourne headlining the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA on Halloween night, the larger than life vocalist spoke with NOLA and revealed that Black Sabbath “has opted against recording a final album.”
Said Ozzy Osbourne::
“It’s the end of Sabbath, believe me. In December, I’ll be fucking 68 and I think it’s time to call it the end of the day.
“I’m not saying I won’t get on stage with Geezer or Tony or any of them some time, but officially we’re going to be done.
“I don’t want it to dwindle and dwindle and play just for the sake of making another fucking sack full of cash. So it’s time, and then I’ll go back to doing my own thing.”
Last year Ozzy said that he, “wouldn’t mind doing another Sabbath album,” but time has marched on; guitarist Tony Iommi probably couldn’t do another tour to support an album, and the drama with drummer Bill Ward is getting tiresome. Word is out, too, that Ozzy has a “really special” album in the works, so it seems like the pieces to this puzzle fit pretty well.
This would mean that Black Sabbath’s first #1 album in the US, 13, would also be their last. Not a bad way to go out.
UPDATE: A rep for Black Sabbath has reportedly confirmed to Rolling Stone that the band has scrapped plans to record another album in favor of extending their farewell tour.
(via Metal Hammer)