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Ozzy Osbourne says it's 'the end' of Black Sabbath

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Black Sabbath will not record a second reunion album, even though the band said last year they would head back into studio.

“It’s the end of Sabbath, believe me,” Ozzy Osbourne told the Times-Picayune in an interview about his appearance at New Orleans’ Voodoo Fest. “In December, I’ll be f—in’ 68, and I think it’s time to call it the end of the day. I’m not saying I won’t get on stage with Geezer or Tony [Iommi] or any of them some time, but officially we’re going to be done.” He told the paper that plans for the album had been scrapped.

But the band is still gearing up to embark on their final tour, which will kick off in January in Omaha, Nebraska. “This will be our last hurrah,” Osbourne said when announcing the tour.

Osbourne had revealed plans for the second reunion album in an interview with Metal Hammer in September 2014. “So we’re going to do one more album, and a final tour,” he told the magazine. “I believe Rick Rubin is going to do it with us again.”

The album would have followed the band’s 2013 collection, 13, which included production work from Rubin and hit No. 1 on the U.K. charts in its first week on sale.

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