Black Sabbath Announce Final Show
Last year, Black Sabbath, the greatest and most important metal band of all time, announced that they planned on making one last studio album and heading out on one last tour, both in 2015. None of them are getting any younger, and guitarist Tony Iommi is being treated for cancer. In the studio, they’re working with Rick Rubin, who produced 2013’s surprisingly strong 13 album. And now they’ve announced the date and location of the last show they’ll ever play together. As Billboard reports, Sabbath will headline the second day of Ozzfest Japan, and it’ll happen 11/22 at Makuhari Messe, outside Tokyo. Right now, the band is planning to play without original drummer Bill Ward, who had a financial dispute with manager Sharon Osborne a few years ago, but her husband Ozzy hopes he’ll rejoin.