Monday, September 29, 2014
Black Sabbath To Do One More Album and a Final Tour
It would seem that heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath aren't done quite yet. After the success of their most recent album 13, they have decided to do one more album and one final world tour before calling it a day.
Seems that while they were working together on their most recent endeavor there was better creativity and personal dynamics between the group than ever before. Singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, and bassist Geezer Butler have decided to harness this positive energy to make at least one more album before gracefully bowing out.
In an interview with Classic Rock Magazine Osbourne said:
“The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great. We all made friends, we didn’t f— 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 f—ing 21 anymore; 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 [producer] Rick Rubin is going to do it with us again.”
Osbourne does not know for certain when all of this will come to fruition, but he did say, “It’ll be sooner rather than later. Obviously a lot of it is coming down to Tony’s health, he’s obviously got his cancer treatment. But we’ll get onto it next year. I don’t know if we’ll be writing in England or L.A., but I’ll fly to the f—ing moon for it if I have to!”
It would be great to have a new Black Sabbath album soon. 13 was pretty good, but personally now that they are staying together for one more album I'd like to see them progress a bit more and be a bit more creative rather than just trying to recapture the old sound that they had during their 70's heyday. Hopefully Iommi won't be departing from the land of the living any time soon either. How cool would it be to record an album on the moon, though? Sounds like something Black Sabbath would do.