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Ozzy Osbourne: 'I can rest easily knowing we finished things properly with 13'

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.

– Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath

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Black Sabbath say their success a 'tonic' for the music industry

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.

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Chart reappearance for Black Sabbath?

The group could feature high in the album charts this afternoon Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Black Sabbath could have their first number one album for 43 years this afternoon.

Their new album '13' is currently at number one in the mid-week charts.

They last achieved a number one album with their second release 'Paranoid' in 1970 which featured signature tracks such as War Pigs and Iron Man.

Black Sabbath announce new album title

Ozzy Osbourne performing with Birmingham band Black Sabbath Credit: PA

Birmingham rock legends Black Sabbath have announced the title of their new album - 13.

It is the first studio album by three members of the original band - Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) - since 1978's Never Say Die! They were joined at sessions by Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk.

The album, recorded mainly in Los Angeles, is due to be released in June, although an exact date is not yet known.

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