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Ozzy Osbourne would ‘jump at the chance’ to do one more Black Sabbath gig

The Prince of Darkness is keen for one last show with the original Black Sabbath members.

The Prince of Darkness is keen for one last show with the original Black Sabbath members.

Ozzy and his best mate Billy Morrsion discussed the way Black Sabbath ended during the latest episode of their podcast ‘The Madhouse Chronicles,’ with Ozzy saying it felt like the band left “unfinished.”

Towards the end of the podcast episode, Morrison shows Ozzy some footage of Black Sabbath’s last ever show in February 2017, at Birmingham’s Genting Arena. 

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was supposed to be a part of the final show, but pulled out a few months after the announcement due to an “unreasonable contract”. Sabbath ended up getting Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk on drums for their 2013 album ‘13’, while Tommy Clufetos took over live-performance responsibilities on the sticks for the Sabbath reunion tour.

Speaking about the final gig and Sabbath drummer Bill Ward not being there, Ozzy said:

"I can't remember why Bill didn't do it. I've gotta be truthful. It wasn't really Black Sabbath because Bill wasn't there. I mean, if you had Ginger Baker playing with The Beatles, it wouldn't be The Beatles.

Elsewhere in the chat, Ozzy said, “I was sad that Bill wasn’t there. I mean Tommy Clufetos, my drummer, did a great job. But he ain’t Bill Ward.”

Morrison then asked, “Are you happy with the arc of the legend of Black Sabbath?”

To which Ozzy replied, “No. Because it wasn’t Black Sabbath that finished it. It’s unfinished.”

Ozzy continued, “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 somewhere unannounced and we just got up and did it. We started up in a club.”

We reckon one final Black Sabbath show is definitely in order. After all, the full band did perform at the 2022 Commonwealth Games - what’s one more?

Check out the chat between Ozzy and Morrison up top.