Ozzy Explains The End Of Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne shared some of the details of what he calls the "last hurrah" for Black Sabbath which he says will be the end of the legendary band and also expressed his hope that Bill Ward will return to the group for the farewell.

Ozzy tells Billboard that Black Sabbath are planning their "last hurrah...Then it's no more Sabbath at all. We're disbanding the name and everything. They don't want to tour anymore. I get it. But I love it. I'm gonna continue my solo thing."

He was also asked about the possibility of original drummer Bill Ward taking part and he said, "I would absolutely love that. We all would. "We were all sad he didn't come the last time. But I don't deal with the dough and the business side; that's my wife's job. The thing is, when you've got four guys with four different agendas and managers, it gets pretty crazy. I just go, 'You do what you've got to do, Sharon. I'll do what I've got to do.' "

Ozzy also discussed the reasoning for the release of his new "Memoirs Of A Madman" He told Billboard, "I've been not doing my solo stuff for quite a while now - I've been touring with Sabbath, so I just wanted to let everybody know I haven't stopped doing my solo stuff.

"I'm going to do one more Black Sabbath tour, one more album with Black Sabbath, and it'll take about two or three years before I release solo stuff again. So Memoirs Of A Madman is just to say to the fans that I haven't stopped."

Read the Billboard report for news on his next solo album progress here.

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