Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ozzy Osbourne talks about the end of Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne is talking about the end of Black Sabbath as the group plans its last album before performing a final world tour.

"I keep asking [wife and manager] Sharon, 'When are we gonna start it?',” Ozzy tells Billboard. “She said it's not this year. I can't really say how long it's gonna take. Once we get going it won't take that long, I don't think, 'cause Rick Rubin - I assume he's going to (produce) it again - is very quick.”

Rubin oversaw production of Sabbath’s 2013 release, “13”, the group’s first studio album with Ozzy in 35 years.

The rocker expects there will be no shortage of music by the time the band hits the studio.

“[Guitarist] Tony [Iommi] comes up with the best riffs, one after the other. He never runs out,” says Ozzy. “I sent a text to Tony, 'Please send me some riffs to get my head around,' and he said 'I'll get some and I'll send some over to you.'"

Osbourne also promises that whatever the group does will be "our last hurrah...Then it's no more Sabbath at all. We're disbanding the name and everything. They don't want to tour anymore. I get it. But I love it. I'm gonna continue my solo thing."

Ozzy has just released a pair of career-spanning “Memoirs Of A Madman” collections.

The CD features 17 of Ozzy's hit singles compiled in one place for the first time, and is available in a single CD, 2-LP set and 2-LP picture disc set configurations.

The 2-disc DVD presents classic music videos, unreleased and out-of-print live performances, as well as interviews from his solo career.

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