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Geezer Butler Says Black Sabbath’s Current Trek ‘Will Probably Be the Last Tour’

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath have been on a massive high this year, releasing the comeback album '13,' which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts, while embarking on an insanely anticipated North American tour. Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has performed phenomenally throughout the entire tour, but in a new interview, Butler reveals that the tour will likely be his last.

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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne Not Attached To the Term ‘Heavy Metal’

Ozzy Osbourne
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath are considered the founders of heavy metal, but singer  tells CNN in a new interview (watch above) that he doesn't particularly connect with that label.

"I have never ever ever been able to attach myself to the word 'heavy metal' — it has no musical connotations,

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Black Sabbath Say ’13′ May Not Be Their Last Album

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The long wait for the new Black Sabbath disc ‘13’ is almost over, with the release date just a few days away on June 11. There is a prevailing notion that this will mark the last time Black Sabbath release a new album, but according to a new interview with Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler, another Black Sabbath disc is not entirely out of the realm of possibility.

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Rachael Becker on Creating Guitar Straps for Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Geezer Butler

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Rachael Becker, strap maker and owner of Heavy Leather NYC, is the craftswoman behind the straps that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler are sporting on the road this year.

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Offers New Details on Upcoming Album + Tour Plans

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The new year is bringing a new Black Sabbath album, their first original disc with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's 'Never Say Die!' Though the group was unable to work out their contract dispute with drummer Bill Ward, they're forging ahead with the new music and their first extended touring since regrouping. Bassist Geezer Butler addressed the upcoming disc as well as the band's drummer situation in a video interview with 96.7 KCAL Rocks.

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David Draiman’s Device Secure Geezer Butler, Serj Tankian, M. Shadows + More for Debut Album

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

There's been a lot of anticipation for Device, the new project from Disturbed's David Draiman, over the past year. But now the biggest update yet comes with Draiman confirming an all-star lineup of guest musicians for the album, as well as details on the disc's first single and a tentative release date.

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Jon Lord Dies at 71: Geezer Butler, Iron Maiden, Slash + More Pay Tribute

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The death of legendary Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has shaken the rock world through some of its most celebrated musicians. Among those who have tweeted their condolences are Slash, Mike Portnoy, Iron Maiden, Tom Morello and many more. Perhaps the most notable post however, comes from Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler.

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Testament Guitarist Recalls Sharing ‘Sweet Leaf’ with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Geezer Butler

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Liz Ramanand, Getty Images

We all love the classic Black Sabbath cut 'Sweet Leaf' from their 1971 album, 'Master of Reality,' but Testament guitarist Eric Peterson has an entirely different, more in-depth connection with the song -- and understandably so, as the guitarist recently reminisced about sharing some 'Sweet Leaf' with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.

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Ozzy Osbourne Performs in Sweden With Geezer Butler + Zakk Wylde

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Jeff Gross, Getty Images

Last night (May 25) marked the second Ozzy Osbourne-fronted Ozzy + Friends show, which took place at the Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. More fan-filmed footage has found its way online and it's a thoroughly metallic way for Ozzy to satiate Black Sabbath fans who were disappointed that the reunited band had to table most of its planned tour dates due to Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis.

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Bill Ward Issues Response to Geezer Butler’s Letter as Black Sabbath Drama Continues

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Lester Cohen, Getty Images

After Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler penned an open letter to fans yesterday (May 19) in response to drummer Bill Ward's own letter a few days earlier, Ward responded to Butler's letter earlier today (May 20). It's the latest in the ongoing saga surrounding Ward's departure from the legendary metal band.

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