black sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne confirms new Black Sabbath album and Final tour…

According to vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath plan to head back into the studio in 2015 for one final album before commencing their farewell tour.

Speculation arose earlier this year about the status of the iconic band when it was rumored that the band’s July 4 gig at London’s Hyde Park would be their last. However, guitarist Tony Iommi vowed that the mighty Black Sabbath would tour again.

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy spoke about Sabbath’s recent ’13’ tour and the future of the band. “The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great,” Ozzy says. “We all made friends, we didn’t f— around, we all knew that we had a job to do, and we did it. It was a lot of fun. So we’re going to do one more album, and a final tour.”

Ozzy continued, “Once the dust settled after the last tour we started discussing the idea, because we were getting asked about it all the time. I said to [wife/manager] Sharon, ‘What’s going on? Because if there’s no more Sabbath, I want to get on with my own thing again,’ and she came back and said, ‘Let me look into it.’ Three weeks later, I asked her about it again, and she said, ‘Oh, I still have to talk to so and so…’ and I said ‘Sharon, I ain’t f—ing 21 anymore, if we’re going to do I want to do it before I’m 70!’ Time isn’t on our side! So she made the call and came back and said, ‘Yeah, the record company wants another album.’ I believe [producer] Rick Rubin is going to do it with us again.” [via Blabbermouth]

Keep checking back for more details on Black Sabbath’s final album and tour plans for 2015.