Black Sabbath plans to continue to record and tour in 2015. Great news! If you missed them last time and you’re a fan—you need to see them before they call it quits. Quite simply, the show was amazing in support of ’13’ (produced by Rick Rubin), which rose to Number 1 in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and a dozen other countries. The boys were never better even though Tony Iommi has been battling cancer since 2012. Ozzy was in fine form too for this last tour, he’s been quoted as saying, “The whole SABBATH experience this time around was great. We all made friends, we didn’t fuck 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.”
Geezer Butler revealed recently that they have a head-start on the next album, “We’ve still got four tracks left over from the last sessions so maybe we’ll fill in the other four or five tracks and put out another album if it’s right. We wouldn’t do it just for the sake of it or the money or whatever.” Hopefully not famous last words since a “follow-up” effort with ANYTHING could go be successful or it could tank. Hoping not the latter. Of course it all depends on Tony Iommi’s health as well as Tony was diagnosed with lymphoma and had to go back to England every six weeks for treatment forcing him and the band to work around both the treatments and the recovery time needed afterward. Sending healing vibes to Tony and here’s to Sabbath 2015.