Ozzy Osbourne on Why Black Sabbath Won't Make Another Album: "People Aren't Really Interested"

Ozzy Osbourne on Why Black Sabbath Won't Make Another Album: "People Aren't Really Interested"
While Black Sabbath had initially planned to record one last album before making their final exit, there have been rumblings the last while that they might not be releasing another LP after all. Sure enough, frontman Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that there will be no new record, and he's shed some light regarding the reasons why.

Ozzy told News.com.au, "It's the end of Sabbath and people have been asking, 'Well, I thought you were doing an album.' But the things we've discovered are — number one: People aren't really interested in hearing new stuff and number two: If we were to do an album before the tour, it would take three or four years to complete the album. We want to end it on a high note."

Regarding Black Sabbath's legacy, he added, "Just to be remembered is enough for me. I thought no one would remember me when we first started playing music. I'd rather end it now though than drag it out for another five albums. I mean I'm 67 in December."

This means that it looks like 2012's 13 will be the band's swan song.

The classic heavy metal band's 2016 "The End" tour is currently slated to run from January all the way into September. It will include Canadian stops in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Hamilton, Montreal and Toronto. See the schedule below.

Meanwhile, this won't be the end for Ozzy, who said, "I'm not retiring. I'm going to do a solo album and a solo tour." Meanwhile, guitarist Tony Iommi has been battling cancer, but he's thankfully in good health these days.

Tour dates:

01/20 Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
01/22 Chicago, IL - United Center
01/25 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
01/27 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
01/30 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Centre
02/01 Calgary, ON - Scotiabank Saddledome
02/03 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
02/06 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
02/09 San Jose, CA - SAP Center
02/11 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
02/13 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
02/15 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
02/17 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
02/19 Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
02/21 Hamilton, ON - FirstOntario Centre
02/23 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
02/25 New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
02/27 New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
04/15 Perth, Australia - Perth Arena
04/17 Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre
04/19 Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
04/23 Sydney, Australia - Allphones Arena
04/25 Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre
04/28 Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
04/30 Dunedin, New Zealand - Forsyth Barr Stadium
06/01 Budapest, Hungary - Budapest Arena
06/08 Berlin, Germany - Waldbühne Berlin
06/11 Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival
06/13 Verona, Italy - Arena di Verona
06/15 Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
06/17 Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
06/23 Halden, Norway - Tons of Rock
06/25 Kobenhavn, Denmark - Copenhell
06/28 Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
06/30 Prague, Czech Republic - 02 Arena
07/02 Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
07/05 Riga, Latvia - Arena Riga
07/07 Helsinki, Finland - Monsters of Rock
07/09 Solna, Sweden - Monsters of Rock
07/12 Moscow, Russia - Olympisky Arena
08/17 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/19 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
08/21 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
08/23 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
08/25 Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
08/27 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
08/29 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/31 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
09/02 Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
09/04 Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/07 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
09/09 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Ampitheater
09/11 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Ampitheater
09/13 Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Arena
09/15 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
09/17 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/19 Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl
09/21 Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion