Rock band Black Sabbath to quit in 2016

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2015 15:29 IST
English rock band Black Sabbath was formed in Birmingham, UK in 1968, by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward. (

The farewell tour of popular English rock band Black Sabbath in 2016 will be their last as the band has decided to call it quits. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne debunked the rumours of the farewell album saying he will be too old by the time they will able to finish it off, reported Digital Spy.

“No, it really, really is the end of Sabbath on this tour. I’m not saying I won’t ever get on stage with Geezer or Tony or any of them again, but officially, as Sabbath, we’re done, and I’ll go back to doing my own thing,” he said.

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We were gonna do one (another album) before the tour, but it would take three or four years to write and record an album, by which time I’ll be 73 or 72 or something, so we decided just to do a farewell tour,” he added.

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The band’s farewell tour kicks off next January. Black Sabbath has won two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance and was ranked as the Greatest Metal Band of all time by MTV.

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