Ambiguity has long been prevalent in the entertainment industry. It leaves the door open to more, should more be in supply and demand.
“This will be Black Sabbath’s farewell,” announces Sharon Osbourne in the announcement video for Ozzfest Japan happening November 22, 2015.
Final show for Japan? Final show ever?
Ozzy addressed the band’s retirement plans last September. Speaking about the band’s relationship for their latest studio album, 13, he also explained their final plans as a band would involve another album and tour.
“The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great We all made friends, we didn’t f- around,” Ozzy said, “We all knew that we had a job to do and we did it. It was a lot of fun. So we’re going to do one more album and a final tour.”
The next month, Ozzy said “I’m doing one more Black Sabbath tour, one more Black Sabbath album, and then we’re disbanding the name, I believe. And then after that, I’ll be doing my solo stuff.”
He also expressed his hope that the farewell plans would involve original drummer Bill Ward. “It would be great for him to get it together and sort all the problems out for the next tour,” Ozzy said. “It would be a great way for the four of us to end such a wonderful experience of being Black Sabbath, and what we achieved.”
Only time will tell.