Birmingham rock band Black Sabbath have confirmed that they will play their very last gigs back in their hometown.Read the full story ›
Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that a new album and tour has been agreed for Black Sabbath.
It had been thought the Birmingham band's last album, 13, released last year and tour might have been their last. The album broke the record for most years between number ones, coming 43 years after their last.
But speaking to Metal Hammer, Osbourne said:
The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great... It was a lot of fun. So we're going to do one more album, and a final tour.
Although no timescale has yet been set the singer said: "It'll be sooner rather than later."
Black Sabbath are topping the bill at an outdoor show in London's Hyde Park this summer - and they hope they will get royal approval.
The veteran rock group is the latest headline act to be announced for the British Summer Time festival, and will play the event's opening night on July 4.
Osbourne reminisced that when he first went to London he was impoverished and "spent the advance I got for the first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave".
"Returning almost 50 years on we are doing a bit better for ourselves, so I may even splash out on some new aftershave before taking to the stage at Hyde Park ... We are beyond honoured to be allowed to put on a show and hope that the royals will enjoy it," he added.
Reunited heavy metal band Black Sabbath have landed a hat-trick of prizes at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards tonight.
In addition to an honorary living legend prize, their comeback release 13 was named best album and they took the event of the year title for the hitting number one with the collection.
Guitarist Wilko Johnson who announced earlier this year he has terminal cancer and is refusing treatment - took the "innovation" prize from the magazine.
Black Sabbath's comeback album took them to number one for the first time in 43 years.
We're still revelling in coming back with this. I don't want to promise anything to anyone. It took us long enough to do this, and we can't wait another 43 years to have another number one. If it comes to pass we don't make another record, then I can rest easily knowing we finished things properly with 13.
- Black Sabbath last got to number one with 'Paranoid' in 1970.
- New album '13' reunites original members Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler for the first time in 35 years.
- The album was released on Monday and has sold 13,000 more copies than Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye which is at number two.
Following their album chart success this weekend the frontman of Black Sabbath has said that their success is a 'tonic' for the manufactured music which normally dominates our airwaves.
The band, which formed in Birmingham, have set a new UK chart record for the longest gap between number one albums, overtaking Rod Stewart who set a similar record last month.
Black Sabbath have stormed to the top of the charts for the first time since 1970 with their new album, entitled '13'.
The heavy rock trailblazers have set a new UK chart record for the longest gap between number one albums, overtaking Rod Stewart who set a similar record last month.