Many have wondered if the album 13, released by Black Sabbath during 2013, and the tour that accompanied it would be a one-time thing. Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne told Rolling Stone that he, as well as guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler, actually figured it would a two-time thing. He says the band wants to record one more album and do one more tour before calling it quits for good.
"We're going to do one more album, and a final tour," he said.
Granted, nothing is for sure right now. Osbourne said that "sooner was later" was definitely the idea and that early 2015 would be the best time for the trio to meet but that nothing was confirmed as of yet. The main concern of course has to be the health of Iommi, who was discovered to have lymphoma during the recording process of 13.
"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," Osbourne said. "I don't know if we'll be writing in England or L.A., but I'll fly to the f-----g moon for it if I have to."
Metallica made some headlines by playing Antarctica last year. We can only hope Ozzy is sincere in his offer for Black Sabbath to play on the moon.
In the meantime, while a Black Sabbath meeting is considered, the vocalist will be releasing another album plus a DVD under the title Memoirs of A Madman. The album will serve as a greatest hits package of sorts while the DVD will feature figures such as Zakk Wylde reflecting on touring in the company of the heavy metal icon.