Black Sabbath Set to Record, Tour One Last Time

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 09.29.14 in News

While guitarist Tony Iommi seemed hesitant about pushing Black Sabbath’s reunion past its recent comeback album (13) earlier this year, it now appears that the heavy-metal icons may have one last round of recording and touring in them. In a new interview with Metal Hammer, frontman Ozzy Osbourne said, “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 … I believe Rick Rubin is going to do it with us again.”

As for when this all might happen, Osbourne added, “It’ll be sooner rather than later. Obviously a lot of it is coming down to Tony’s health; he’s obviously got his [lymphoma] 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!”

“I don’t know if it would be the right thing to do,” Iommi told Classic Rock at the tail end of 2013. “But who knows. The history of this band has taught me to never say never.”