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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.

Credit: ITV Central/ Lee Comley

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.

Credit: ITV Central/ Lee Comley

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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.

– OZZY OSBOURNE

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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