Black Sabbath For the next year, at least, Black Sabbath will traveling around the world on what’s being billed as their final tour. Will a new studio album follow, once the tour winds down? Too soon to say, but bassist Geezer Butler offers a glimmer of hope, as he clarifies earlier reports that he nixed the idea of making another Sabbath LP. “I was just being logical,” the bassist tells Rolling Stone. “At the time, we were given six months to write and record an album and I said, ‘There's absolutely no way we can do it in six months.’” Butler goes on to say that once the tour is complete, such constraints will no longer apply. “There's nothing stopping us from doing another album after the tour,” he says.

Ozzy Osbourne is less optimistic, but even he doesn’t wholly rule out the idea. “Time ain’t on our side,” he says. “By the time we’d have written and recorded another album, it would have been another three years. … I’m not saying I’ll never record with Tony [Iommi] or Geezer again, but I don’t think I want to go touring again with Black Sabbath after this.”