Black Sabbath To Say Farewell With Final Album & Tour
Osbourne told Metal Hammer that the group expects to record another album produced by Rick Rubin early next year and will support the LP with one final tour. “The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great,” Osbourne explained. “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.”
The new album would be the band’s 20th studio effort. Black Sabbath released the Rubin-produced 13 back in 2013.