Geezer Butler says he and Ozzy Osbourne ‘have agreed’ to play one final Black Sabbath gig
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Geezer Butler says he and Ozzy Osbourne ‘have agreed’ to play one final Black Sabbath gig

Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne have all said they're keen for one last Black Sabbath show.

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has revealed he and Ozzy Osbourne have agreed to get Black Sabbath back together for one final gig. 

Just last week, Ozzy revealed that he would “jump at the chance” to play one final Black Sabbath show with the original line-up of members, including co-founding drummer Bill Ward.

Ozzy said it felt like the band was left “unfinished” due to Ward not playing the band’s reunion shows between 2011 and 2017. 

Now, speaking to SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk, Geezer has revealed that he and Ozzy have “agreed” to actually play one final show - but they would need to get Ward on board.

As transcribed by Blabbermouth, Geezer said, “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 [Ward] about it. Everybody wants to do it [but I don’t know if he is] capable [of pulling it off].”

He continued, “Ozzy was hoping to finish it all off next year back in Aston, at the Aston Villa [football stadium in Birmingham]. 

“I’m definitely up for it, to finish the whole thing off. Me and Ozzy have agreed, but I’m not sure about anybody else.”

Geezer was then asked about the possibility of the original members getting together for a few songs or a recording session, to which he replied:

“I don’t think so. Maybe, I don’t know. I mean, the way technical things happen these days, maybe a couple of songs, but who knows? There wouldn’t be any travelling involved. We wouldn’t be actually all in the studio at the same time together. 

“So it could be done that way — maybe.”

Geezer’s not the only original Sabbath member to say he’s keen for a reunion show. 

Earlier this week, Tony Iommi also chimed into the reunion chat, revealing to SiriusXM that he reckons a reunion show “would be a nice thing to actually do.”

The guitarist said even though people would suggest the band would only do it for the money, that “wouldn’t be” the case. 

“...whether it happens will be another thing. But we’ll see. I mean, who knows?”

He then clarified that although he’s not off the idea, he wouldn’t be able to commit to a lengthy tour. He said:

 “I have to look at it realistically at my age. I can’t go out and do a two-year tour like we were doing before. And to put something together like the original Sabbath or this or that or the other, you’ve gotta do it a long time because of the cost of everything.”

He then circled back saying, “But it would be nice to do a one-off, if that ever happens.”

So long story short, Osbourne and Butler are keen for one last show, Iommi isn’t off the idea, and who knows what Ward’s thinking. 

@Bill Ward please get your shit together and make this final show happen!