Friday, January 15, 2016

VIDEO: Black Sabbath rehearse rarities for farewell tour

Black Sabbath are sharing a behind the scenes look at rehearsals for their farewell tour.

The band can be seen running through various songs – including some rarities – as they get set to launch the run on January 20 in Omaha, NE.

“We’re doing more classic Sabbath songs than the newer stuff,” says Ozzy Osbourne.

“We’ve picked a few of the ones we haven’t played for a long time,” explains guitarist Tony Iommi, “to add to the ‘Iron Man’s and the ‘War Pigs’ – which you have to do and we love to play.”

“I like playing ‘Hand Of Doom’,” adds bassist Geezer Butler, “because we haven’t done that since the early 70s.”

The three original Sabbath members will once again be joined by Osbourne’s solo drummer Tommy Clufetos – he played on the “13” world tour as well – as Bill Ward continues to sit out a reunion with his bandmates over various issues.

The tour will see Black Sabbath issue four unreleased songs from the sessions for their 2013 album, “13”, as part of a new limited-edition CD available only during shows on the farewell run.

The band are packaging “Season Of The Dead”, “Cry All Night”, “Take Me Home” and “Isolated Man” on “The End” CD alongside four live tracks from the last tour.

See also:

Black Sabbath to issue unreleased songs on farewell tour CD
Black Sabbath reveal farewell tour drummer in rehearsal video
Ozzy Osbourne discusses Black Sabbath’s legacy and solo plans
Black Sabbath to release expanded editions of first three albums
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