OZzy Osbourne thought he'd break down in tears if he spoke during Black Sabbath's final gig.
The legendary rockers played a final homecoming show in Birmingham, England, in February and the 68-year-old frontman was very emotional.
He said: ''It was very emotional. Sharon would be like, 'Say something.' I couldn't speak. Because I thought if I start talking I'll end up in f***ing tears. That's hardly the Prince of Darkness, being seen crying.''
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Legendary musician Ozzy Osbourne has argued that rock music isn't dead because he's still alive.
Ozzy Osbourne insists rock music isn't dead because he's still alive.
The 68-year-old icon has rubbished suggestions that the genre is already dead - but has admitted to being surprised by some of the recent changes in the music industry.
Ozzy explained: ''I'm still alive. [But] I never thought in my lifetime I'd see the demise of records. I never use the computer. It's totally changed. A lot of people steal music now, so a lot of people can't afford to do it anymore.''
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Tony Iommi believes its time he stopped ''roaming the world''.
Tony Iommi believes its time he stopped ''roaming the world''.
The 68-year-old Black Sabbath guitarist performed their last concert as part of their 'The End' tour on Saturday (02.05.17) at the NEC Arena, and the musician has admitted jetting off across the globe has taken its toll on him and he yearns to remain at home in one place for ''a bit''.
Speaking on Planet Rock radio station about his future, the rocker said: ''It's just the touring for me - It's time to stop roaming the world and be at home for a bit ... I'm still going to write and put stuff out.''
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Sabbath wrapped a massive reunion tour early last year, and are making plans to get back out on the road one last time in 2016.
Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have announced details of what they claim will be their “final tour” early next year.
Billed in the band’s press release as “the final tour from the greatest metal band of all time”, ‘The End’ tour covers a number of North American cities. It kicks off in Omaha, Nebraska on January 20th 2016 and ends on February 25th at New York’s Madison Square Garden, having taken in 17 dates on the way. There will then be seven dates in Australia and New Zealand running from April 15th-30th.
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The Black Sabbath frontman evaluates his unintelligible introduction.
Ozzy Osbourne has reflected upon one of the more bemusing incidents of last night's Grammy Awards. The 65 year-old rock star was tasked with introducing former Beatle Ringo Starr at the glitzy music event in Los Angeles. The Grammys organisers had made it simple for the Black Sabbath frontman: all he had to do was stand on stage with his bandmates and read from a teleprompter.
Awards Show Veteran Ozzy Osbourne Fluffed His Lines.
Ozzy, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler headed to the stage for the introduction and the singer began to read the script. However, Ozzy soon lost pace and jumbled up his words to form an incoherent stream of babble, according to Fox News. Tony and Geezer burst into laughter at their band chum's ineptness but Twitter reactions soon took the shape of a collective eye-roll as exasperated Grammys viewers questioned the rocker's sobriety.
The boys from Birmingham have brought their doom-laden riffs to the top of the Billboard chart for the first time ever, but it might not be the last
Black Sabbath are back, well and truly too, with the Gods of metal scoring their first ever number one album on the US Billboard Chart, with their comeback album 13 shooting to the top of the charts after nearly 50 years of waiting. The album ended a forty plus year wait for band to return to the top of the UK Album charts when it took the top spot last week, but in scoring their first US number one the band have performed quite a remarkable feat.
Upon hearing the news, the active members of the group each issued a statement exclaiming their shock at the success of the album, with guitarist Tony Iommi stating, "The news is absolutely amazing--we couldn't have imagined this would happen. We have the greatest fans," whilst bassist Geezer Butler had this to say; "I'm absolutely stunned. Thank you all world wide for being the best, and most patient, fans ever."
Frontman Ozzy Osbourne was equally as overwhelmed with the success saying; "There have been so many amazing highlights in our long career. To finally have our first #1 album in the U.S. is another incredible milestone for Black Sabbath. Thank you to all of our fans for their support and loyalty."
Could Black Sabbath battle to the top of the charts?
Black Sabbath are back and it looks like they're back with a bang too, with the metal overlords looking set to score their first number one on the album chart in 43 years. 13 was released at the beginning of this week and it has been slowly creeping up the charts, and it could have a good chance of reaching the coveted spot by the end of the week.The album - the first to feature the (mostly) original lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler (drummer Burt Ward was forced to sit out the recording process because of health reasons) in 35-years - currently sits at the top of the mid-week charts, however it cannot officially claim to be an official number one until the end of the week. With no real threat in the charts to challenge it for the top spot - bar Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye perhaps - so it looks like the band may be on to recreate the feat their 1970 album Paranoid.
The album was produced by acclaimed Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin and features Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilkes sitting in for Ward, and critics are hailing the album as a return to the doom-laded guitar riffs of the band's classic albums from the 70's. Frontman Osbourne declared his surprise at the album's success earlier today, saying “I can’t believe Black Sabbath may have its first number one album in 43 years.”
The band will continue their world tour in support of the album over the rest of the year, having already played in New Zealand, Australia and parts of Asia. The tour reaches London's O2 Arena in December and will arrive at Houston's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion on July 25.
"Sinners be damned": Black Sabbath are back with a delightfully evil single 'God Is Dead?' from new album '13' and a monster stadium tour.
Showing the blackest of their hearts - now presumably kept pulsing with pacemakers - Black Sabbath have released first single from new album 13 : 'God Is Dead?' with an accompanying video that depicts swirling green galaxies, blood bathed streets and eerily fuzzy TV screens.
At first listen, Black Sabbath's brand new single 'God Is Dead?' has all the tell-tale signs of Rick Rubin's slick production; a man whose capable hands are famed for reinvigorating scores of rock bands, such as ZZ Top.
The track settles into clonging, downbeat death-knell guitars and decidedly evil lyrics from Ozzy, with some "novel" rhyming ("out of the gloom I rise up from my tomb into impending doom"), which forms the first 6 minutes of their 9 minute epic, before picking up pace and volume, eventually breaking out climatically into pure metal heaven as Ozzy cries out "God Is Dead!" over Geezer's rolling drumbeat thumps and a classic heavy riffage that will bring tears of joy to fans.
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