The success Black Sabbath are currently experiencing after the release of '13' is pretty spectacular -- so spectacular in fact that fans worldwide are already begging for a follow-up album. Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne is excited about the band's future, even stating in a new interview that he hopes original drummer Bill Ward will return to the band if the time comes to create Black Sabbath's 20th studio album.
Black Sabbath are currently enjoying some of their career's greatest success. Along with gaining critical acclaim, the band's newest album, '13,' has debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. -- the first time Sabbath have achieved that distinction since 'Paranoid' was unleashed in 1970. Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne may remember that achievement, but during a recent interview, Ozzy shared that he legitimately does not remember the 1990s.
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.
Earlier this year Ozzy Osbourne made the revelation that he had relapsed with drugs and alcohol and offered an apology to his family, friends and the fans for his actions. His wife Sharon Osbourne later revealed that she was "devastated" by Osbourne's actions and that she intended to support Osbourne despite her unhappiness about the situation. In the period since the revelation, the singer has been doing his best to make amends and has maintained his sobriety.
Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne dropped by the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 'An Evening with Women' cancer fundraiser on May 18. Hosted by comedienne Kathy Griffin, musicians Natasha Bedingfield and Sia performed at the function, but the highlight of the night was Ozzy himself, who performed a short set consisting of both Black Sabbath and solo hits.
Last year, original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward took his exit from the band's reunion plans. Ward had cited an "unsatisfactory contract" as the reason for his departure, but in a new interview, Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne says Ward was unable to meet the physical and mental demands that come with performing a full set behind the kit.