Ozzy Osbourne Rules Out Further Black Sabbath Activity - Noise11.com
Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Ozzy Osbourne Rules Out Further Black Sabbath Activity

by Music-News.com on September 8, 2020

in News

Ozzy Osbourne has insisted that when Black Sabbath played their farewell show at Birmingham’s Genting Arena in 2017, that marked the end of the band for him.

However, Ozzy admitted he regrets not getting to play one last time with drummer Bill Ward.

He told Rolling Stone magazine when asked about a reunion: “Not for me. It’s done.

“The only thing I do regret is not doing the last farewell show in Birmingham with Bill Ward. I felt really bad about that. It would have been so nice. I don’t know what the circumstances behind it were, but it would have been nice. I’ve talked to him a few times, but I don’t have any of the slightest interest in [doing another gig].”

Bill was set to reunite with the ‘War Pigs’ group in 2015, but opted out of the reunion over what he called an “unsignable” contract.

All four original members had announced the reunion was on in 2011.

However, the sticksman parted aways with his bandmates a year later.

The trio continued and released their last record ’13’ in June 2013 and embarked on an extensive tour without him.

For their last ever performance in their hometown of Birmingham, Sabbath had session drummer Tommy Clufetos replace the drummer.

In May, guitarist Tony Iommi admitted he would be open to doing another gig.

But he insisted it’s hard to do just an “occasional show” and admitted they would have to do things “in a different way”.

He said: “I think that it would be good, if we could do that.

“The hard thing is, certainly with Sabbath, because it’s such a big thing, you can’t just do an occasional show.

“Because of the crew and you have the whole setup, it would have to be a year or an 18-month tour … I’m not opposed to doing anything; I just would do it in a different way.”

While bassist Geezer Butler said in 2019: “If it came up I wouldn’t say never. I can’t imagine it ever happening, but then I said that about the Sabbath tour, and it happened, so who am I to know?”

music-news.com

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Comments

comments

Related Posts

APIA Good Times Tour 2019 Brian Cadd and Russell Morris photo by Mary Boukouvalas
Brian Cadd and Russell Morris Team Up Again To Tour

Brian Cadd will return to Australia to tour from March with Russell Morris.

4 days ago
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan sued by estate of Desire album co-writer

The estate of Jacques Levy is suing Bob Dylan for $US7.25m over the sale of his songwriting catalogue.

4 days ago
Jimmie Rodgers
50s Pop Star Jimmie Rodgers Dies At Age 87

Jimmie Rodgers, the folk and pop star of the 50s and 60s best known for the hit song ‘Honeycomb’, has died at age 87 in the USA.

5 days ago
Ross Wilson photo by Ros O'Gorman
Now Listen … Eagle Rock Turns 50 and Ross Wilson Talks About Its Origins

Daddy Cool’s iconic ‘Eagle Rock’ is a song based on sexual innuendo or to be perfectly blunt, it’s a song about rooting.

6 days ago
Barry Gibb at Rod Laver Arena photo by Ros O'Gorman
Australian Charts: Barry Gibb ‘Greenfields’ Is Australia’s No 1 Album

Barry Gibb scores his first ever solo No.1 Album in Australia this week with a collection of re-recorded Bee Gees tracks alongside multiple artists on "Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook 1'.

January 18, 2021
Phil Spector
Legendary Producer And (Murderer) Phil Spector Dead At 81 From Covid-19

Phil Spector, the legendary record producer known for his ‘Wall of Sound’ is dead at 81 after contracting Covid-19.

January 18, 2021
Gerry and the Pacemakers (Gerry Marsden centre)
Gerry Marsden Laid To Rest

Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers, who passed away on January 3, aged 78, after suffering a heart infection, was remembered in a service at a church near the River Mersey in his home city of Liverpool on Saturday (16.01.21).

January 18, 2021