Black Sabbath finished its year-long "The End" farewell tour on Saturday night (February 4th) in the band's hometown of Birmingham, England, closing out the quartet's groundbreaking 49-year career with an emotional 15-song set. Singer
Ozzy Osbourne told the BBC shortly before the concert, "Since I’ve got to this building today, I’ve been happy, I’ve been tearful. One of the proudest things I have in my heart is the fact that Black Sabbath wasn’t a band that was created by some big mogul. It was four guys who said let’s have a dream, and it came true beyond our wildest expectations." Ozzy told us not long ago that he's glad that Sabbath has come full circle:
"Black Sabbath has been through the mill over the years, but to come back and be friends with my buddies who I started off with all those years ago, it's a closure for me, a chapter of my life which I can say, 'Well, we came, we saw, we had a good time and now it's over.' I'm glad we ended up happy. Whatever axes we had to grind between us over the years, we got rid of all that and we're friends again."
- Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi said that he wouldn't rule out the possibility of doing one-off shows or even more recording, saying, "I wouldn't write that off, if one day that came about. That's possible. Or even doing an album, 'cause then, again, you're in one place."