Is This The End, My Friend?

Apparently, it is.  Black Sabbath is calling it quits:

Last summer, the original lineup of Black Sabbath — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler — roared back to life after some 30-plus years apart. In rather short order, the trio snagged their first-ever No. 1 album with 13, toured the world for nearly a full year, and even celebrated by winning a couple Grammys back in January. Now, in an interview with Metal Hammer (via Rolling Stone), frontman Osbourne talks the metal icons’ future plans, which include “one more album, and a final tour.”

We’ll get one more album, with a final show in November, 2015, in Tokyo.  Part of this is due to the cancer treatment for guitarist Tony Iommi, and we do wish him well.

Godspeed, Black Sabbath – you’ve had a great run and your influence extends far beyond your own genre.  You will be missed but you will not be forgotten.

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