The Prince of Darkness says Black Sabbath will record a new album and head out on a farewell tour next year.
It seem as though everyone inside and outside of the Black Sabbath camp would like to have the founding lineup share the same stage again and possibly even come up with a final studio record, however what appears to be currently standing in the way of such a scenario is a new demand from original drummer Bill Ward.
The event, which is currently scheduled to take place on November 21-22 at Makuhari Messe outside Tokyo, was previously detailed by festival organizer Sharon Osbourne as being the final show for the members of Black Sabbath.
Black Sabbath will gracefully bow out this November as part of Ozzfest in Makuhari Messe outside Japan on November 22, in what has been described as the group’s “farewell” performance. The announcement was delivered by event organizer and manager Sharon Osbourne in a promotional video for this year’s even
Booked at the Inyo County Jail under this full name of Terence Michael Butler, the 65-year-old heavy metal bassist has been charged with misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism on Tuesday (Jan. 27). The arrest was issued following an altercation at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California.
While all things are subject to change at a moment’s notice, from the latest reports there is an impressionable compilation of new material slated for release from an arsenal of rock and metal athletes throughout 2015. Just as this past year was vividly decorated by an assortment of fulfilling comebacks and hard hitting regular installments, these upcoming twelve months are quickly proving to be no different than their predecessors.
Despite undergoing regular medical treatment for lymphoma, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was able to complete work on the iconic heavy metal band’s acclaimed 2013 comeback album with original lead vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, ’13,’ and go on to perform more than six dozen dates around the world in support of the effort.
Fortunately for dedicated heavy metal fans, an original Black Sabbath reunion is still possible according to recent statements by lead vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, who recently revealed that he would prefer to have founding drummer Bill Ward back in the band for what is being called their final studio album and tour, due sometime in 2015.
With the assistance of country musician Zac Brown, the Foo Fighters initiated their weeklong television residency on the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ last night with a formidable rendition of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” The performance showed both Brown and guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl alternating on lead vocal duties, as the remainder of the Foo Fighters introduced alternative drum fills and arpeggios into the heavy metal classic.
“Look through the people, and on to the mist, to the hill of the Headless Cross,” Tony Martin notably penned amongst the lyrics to the title track from Black Sabbath’s 1990 studio album ‘Headless Cross.’ Perhaps the most heavily ignored vocalist to have stood at the helm of these heavy metal icons, Martin ironically served the second longest term as Black Sabbath’s lead vocalist over the course of five studio albums, and is now preparing to return with new music.