Geezer Butler Drops ‘Final Black Sabbath Show’ Bombshell

When asked about Osbourne’s recent comment that he wants the original band, including Bill Ward, to reunite for a final concert, the bassist said:

“Yeah. Ozzy desperately wants to do, ’cause of his health conditions, he desperately wants to do a final Ozzy Osbourne [solo] concert. And he said to me, ‘I’d love Sabbath to do a couple of songs, two or three songs, as the final show ever’ — Ozzy’s final show and Sabbath’s final show. And I said, ‘Yeah, I’m up for it, definitely.’ But I’m not sure what the others are up to. Me and Ozzy, we’re up for it. But whether Tony and Bill would do it, I don’t know.”

In a recent interview with Matt Pinfield on 95.5 KLOS’s New & Approved show, Butler again discussed the potential for a Black Sabbath reunion. When asked if he, Tony Iommi, Osbourne, and Bill Ward had discussed the idea of one final Black Sabbath show with the original members, Butler responded:

“Yeah, we’d all love it to happen, obviously, but it’s beyond our sort of control.”

The musician’s words followed his earlier statement on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, where he expressed willingness to play with the original Sabbath members again:

“Of course, there’s an interest [on my part to do it], but there’s a big ‘but’ — you’d have to speak to Bill about it. Everybody wants to do it [but I don’t know if he is] capable [of pulling it off].”

Last month on Ozzy and Billy Morrison’s internet TV show, The Madhouse Chronicles, Ozzy discussed Black Sabbath’s final album, ’13.’ When asked if he was satisfied with how Black Sabbath ended, Ozzy mentioned he might consider another attempt:

“No. Because it wasn’t Black Sabbath that finished it. It’s unfinished. If they wanted to do one more gig with Bill, I would jump at the chance. Do you know what would be cool? If we went to a club or something unannounced and we just got up and did it. We started up in a club.”

Tony Iommi also responded to Osbourne’s wish for a Black Sabbath reunion with Bill Ward last month. Speaking on Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, Iommi said the idea could be nice, but he’s wary of people thinking it’s just for money.

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