In an interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne announced that Black Sabbath would be recording a new album, and that it would be their last. He also said they want to do one final tour. The band will go into the studio in early 2015 (“sooner rather than later,” due to Tony Iommi’s cancer treatments) and that the album will probably be produced by Rick Rubin again. The group released their nineteenth album, 13, last year which earned them their first No. 1 Billboard chart debut. Here’s what Osbourne had to say about the new album:
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.
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