Geezer Butler Rules Out More Black Sabbath Shows: “It’s Done”

During a recent interview with Eonmusic, Geezer Butler was asked if Black Sabbath would consider reuniting for one final show at Birmingham’s Villa Park. The bassist responded with the following: “There will definitely be no more Sabbath. It’s done.” Butler’s statement echoes recent comments that singer Ozzy Osbourne made in September.

Black Sabbath’s “The End Of The End” Concert Film To Air On AXS TV

Black Sabbath’s 2017 concert film “Black Sabbath: The End Of The End” will be airing on AXS TV as part of the “Docs That Rock” block on November 11. That film features the band’s final show, which took place on February 4, 2017 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK.

Funko To Release “Pop! Rocks” Figure Based On Cover Art For Black Sabbath’s First Album

Funko will be releasing a “Pop! Rocks” figure based on the cover art for Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album. The figure is expected to be released on December 26 and pre-orders can be found on Amazon.

Paul Rudd Blasts Robert Downey Jr.’s Fantasy Football Lineup With Parody Cover Of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”

Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man”) has blasted Robert Downey Jr.’s (“Iron Man”) AGBO Superhero Fantasy Football Charity League lineup with a parody cover of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.” You can check that out below:

Black Sabbath Team Up With Dr. Martens For New Boots

Black Sabbath have teamed up with Dr. Martens for new boots inspired by their self-titled debut album and “Paranoid.” The boots will be released on October 1 and fans can sign up for Dr. Martens’ newsletter to get a notification when they drop. The company commented:

“Before there was metal, there was Black Sabbath. It’s been 50 years since their groundbreaking debut records crash-landed onto the music scene. And changed the course of rock history. In our first collaboration with the ‘godfathers of heavy metal’, we celebrate Black Sabbath and Paranoid’s 50th anniversaries, and shine the spotlight on Keith McMillan’s ‘Keef’s’ equally hard-hitting artwork”

Ozzy Osbourne Says He Doesn’t Have “The Slightest Interest” In Playing Another Black Sabbath Show

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Ozzy Osbourne said that he has no desire to ever play another show with Black Sabbath. The frontman had the following to say after it was mentioned that guitarist Tony Iommi was open to the idea:

“Not for me. It’s done. The only thing I do regret is not doing the last farewell show in Birmingham with [drummer] Bill Ward. I felt really bad about that. It would have been so nice. I don’t know what the circumstances behind it were, but it would have been nice. I’ve talked to [Tony] a few times, but I don’t have any of the slightest interest in [doing another gig]. Maybe Tony’s getting bored now.”

Magnetic Eye Records To Release Two New Black Sabbath Tribute Albums In October

Magnetic Eye Records will be releasing two new Black Sabbath tribute albums on October 30. This includes “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” and “Vol. 4 [Redux].“ You can find the details for those below:

“Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” Track Listing:

01. Earthless – “Never Say Die”
02. Caustic Casanova – “Wicked World”
03. Summoner – “A National Acrobat”
04. Black Electric – “Sweet Leaf”
05. Rwake – “The Writ”
06. Chad I Ginsburg/Jess Margera/Scott Reeder/James Rota – “NIB”
07. Year Of The Cobra – “Planet Caravan”
08. Hippie Death Cult – “Fairies Wear Boots”
09. Leather Lung – “Hole In The Sky”
10. Mooner – “The Wizard”
11. Solace – “Electric Funeral”
12. Howling Giant – “Lord Of This World”
13. Elephant Tree – “Paranoid”
14. Brume – “Solitude”
15. Saint Karloff – “Sleeping Village”

“Vol. 4 [Redux]“ Track Listing:

01. Thou – “Wheels Of Confusion”
02. The Obsessed – “Tomorrow’s Dream”
03. High Reeper – “Changes”
04. Matt Pike (of High On Fire) – “FX”
05. Spirit Adrift – “Supernaut”
06. Green Lung – “Snowblind”
07. WHORES. – “Cornucopia”
08. Tony Reed – “Laguna Sunrise”
09. Haunt – “St. Vitus Dance”
10. Zakk Sabbath – “Under The Sun”

Caustic Casanova‘s cover of “Wicked World” from “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” and Spirit Adrift‘s cover of “Supernaut” from “Vol. 4 [Redux]” can be found below:

Black Sabbath To Release 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Of “Paranoid”

Black Sabbath will be releasing a 50th anniversary super deluxe edition of “Paranoid“ on October 9. The effort will be available as a 5-LP set and as a 4-CD set. Here’s a description of the vinyl set:

“PARANOID: SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes the original album, in addition to a rare 1974 Quad Mix of the album folded down to stereo, plus two concerts from 1970, from Montreux and Brussels, that are pressed on vinyl for the first time. The five-LP set comes with a hardbound book with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with all four band members, rare photos, and memorabilia, a poster, as well as a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid tour.”

Track Listing:

LP 1: Original Album:

Side A:

“War Pigs“/ “Luke’s Wall”
“Planet Caravan”
“Iron Man”

Side B:

“Electric Funeral”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Jack The Stripper” / “Fairies Wear Boots”

LP 2: Quadradisc Mix in Stereo (WS4 1887) (1974):

Side C:

“War Pigs” / “Luke’s Wall”
“Planet Caravan”
“Iron Man”

Side D:

“Electric Funeral”
“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Jack The Stripper” / “Fairies Wear Boots”

LP 3: Live in Montreux 1970 (Part One):

Side E:

“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”

Side F:

“Iron Man”
“War Pigs”

LP 4: Live in Montreux 1970 (Part Two)/Live in Brussels 1970 (Part One):

Side G:

“Fairies Wear Boots”
“Hand Of Doom”

Side H:

“Hand Of Doom”
“Rat Salad”
“Iron Man”

LP 5: Live in Brussels 1970 (Part Two):

Side J:

“Black Sabbath”

Side K:

“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”
“War Pigs”
“Fairies Wear Boots”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Black Sabbath Release Black Lives Matter Shirt For Charity

After Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello was seen wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt featuring the font of Black Sabbath‘s “Masters Of Reality,” the band decided to release an official version of it to raise money for Black Lives Matter. You can purchase that HERE. This news comes after Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler commented on Morello’s original post saying: “Nice shirt & nice sentiment & awesome mum.”

Tony Iommi Says He Is “Not Opposed” To Playing More Shows With Black Sabbath

During an interview with SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation,” Tony Iommi discussed Black Sabbath’s farewell tour, which came to an end in 2017. Notably, the guitarist also said he would be open to playing more shows with the band:

“I think that it would be good, if we could do that. The hard thing is, certainly with SABBATH, because it’s such a big thing, you can’t just do an occasional show, because of the crew, and you have the whole setup. It would have to be a year or an 18-month tour… I’m not opposed to doing anything; I just would do it in a different way.”

[via Blabbermouth]