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Ozzy Osbourne: “I’m up for another Black Sabbath album and tour”

Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that there is a possibility for a new Black Sabbath album. The band took part in a press conference at this years Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg on Friday [June 6]. The group discussed their plans for the future, and hinted that a new album may be in the works. "We haven't really discussed it. It is possible there's gonna be another album," said Osbourne. "But we haven't really sat down and decided what we're gonna do yet. We just wanna finish this tour and then we'll see."

Hear Portishead’s Beth Gibbons cover Black Sabbath

Portishead's Beth Gibbons has covered Black Sabbath's 1971 song "Black Sabbath" as Black Sabbeth. The track, which you can hear by clicking below is by Bristol based stoner rock band Gonga and features Gibbons on vocals. Meanwhile, back in February, Adrian Utley of Portishead said that the band members were "clearing our schedules" in order to work on their fourth album.

Converse to release Black Sabbath trainers

Shoe company Converse are set to release five different Black Sabbath themed trainer styles. The Chuck Taylor All Star shoes will make up part of the brand's 2014 spring collection, and feature artwork from a selection of the band's albums, including 'Black Sabbath' and 'Paranoid', reports Rolling Stone. The band and shoe makers previously collaborated in 2008.

ELP’s Carl Palmer: “Black Sabbath wanted me to replace Bill Ward”

Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Carl Palmer<.strong> has revealed that he turned the chance to become Black Sabbath's drummer when they reformed in 2011. Palmer, who is also a member of Asia, said he was approached by guitarist Tony Iommi to join the band when they got back together two years ago after original drummer Bill Ward refused to come on board.

Geezer Butler says Black Sabbath’s current tour will “probably be the last”

Geezer Butler has hinted that Black Sabbath's current tour will "probably be the last" they play. The band, who released their 19th studio album 13 earlier this year, and are also set to play a series of UK tour dates in December. However, speaking to the Chicago Sun Times, Butler said that he had "a feeling" that the band would not tour together again.
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