Ozzy Osbourne: I don’t have any interest in another Sabbath gig

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Ozzy Osbourne has shut the door on any potential Black Sabbath reunion.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about the chances of reuniting with ex-bandmates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward for gigs in the future, the singer said: “Not for me. It’s done.

“The only thing I do regret is not doing the last farewell show in Birmingham with Bill Ward. I felt really bad about that. It would have been so nice. I don’t know what the circumstances behind it were, but it would have been nice. I’ve talked to him a few times, but I don’t have any of the slightest interest in [doing another gig].”

Sabbath played their farewell show on February 4, 2017. Since then, all four original members have said they’d consider reuniting. In 2019, Geezer Butler said he “wouldn’t say never” to a one-off reunion, while Ozzy himself expressed a desire to do “one last gig” with estranged drummer Ward.

Ozzy was speaking ahead of the premiere of his new TV documentary, The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne. The film charts Ozzy’s life and careeer, and feature interviews with artists including Marilyn MansonPost Malone, Rob ZombieIce-T and Korn’s Jonathan Davis.


Ozzy Osbourne returns with Ordinary Man - his first solo album since 2010's Scream. The record features a host of guests stars including Slash, Elton John and Post Malone.

Dave Everley

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.