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Black Sabbath fans queue up to watch the band's last ever gig

Black Sabbath fans were seen queuing up outside the Birmingham Genting Arena, ahead of the band's last ever concert.

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Rock star Ozzy Osbourne said earlier, he is emotional as his heavy metal band Black Sabbath prepare for their last ever shows this weekend.

The group, which is credited with creating heavy metal, is drawing the final curtain on their generation-crossing career with two shows in their home city of Birmingham.

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Ozzy Osbourne confirms new Black Sabbath album and final tour

Black Sabbath arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in January Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

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."

Ozzy would like TV return for The Osbournes

Birmingham rock legend Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he would enjoy returning to reality TV for one final episode of The Osbournes.

The MTV show shot the Black Sabbath star back into the limelight, along with wife Sharon and children Jack and Kelly.

Ozzy said the final decision would rest with 'The Boss' - Sharon Credit: Will Sadler/EMPICS Entertainment

Speaking to Q Magazine, he said the final say over whether a one-off special would be made would rest with "the boss" - Sharon.

I wouldn't mind maybe doing one episode - The Osbournes now, what's happened to us all, that kind of thing, but I don't know that we'd want to do a full series.

It's up to the boss. Mama. The thing is, it was real reality. People would come up to me and go, 'Who writes your scripts?'.

What are you talking about? I watched my kids end up on drugs, I watched my wife nearly die of cancer.

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Black Sabbath hope Hyde Park gig gets royal approval

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.

Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath. Credit: Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP

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.

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