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Ozzy Osbourne would bring Black Sabbath back live with Bill Ward

With an unequivocal message published on social media in 2017, the word “end” was put to the story of Black Sabbath by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne, without Bill Ward who in May 2012 decided to officially withdraw from the reunion of the historic quartet.

Guest of the most recent episode of the podcast “The Madhouse Chronicles”, the voice of the formation of “War pigs” spoke with his good friend Billy Morrison about his career in the band and the last concert held at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on 4 February 2017.

The chat gave Osbourne a chance to reveal What is your biggest Black Sabbath regret? and when asked how he felt at the group's final show he said: “It was good, but I was sad that Bill wasn't there. My drummer Tommy Clufetos did a great job, but he's no Bill Ward.” When asked if he was satisfied with the history of Black Sabbath Ozzy then stated:

“No. Because Black Sabbath didn't decide it was over. It's an unfinished journey. If we wanted to do another concert with Bill, I would jump at the chance. You know what would be nice? If we went to a club or somewhere without warning and we'd start playing. We started in a club.”

Despite Ozzy Osbourne's continued desire to perform live again and the desire to return to tour, perhaps already with a new solo album after “Patient Number 9” in 2022 (here is our review), for the former Black Sabbath the days on tour are over, as also reconfirmed in November by his son Jack. Last January the wife Sharon Osbourne then made it known that the “Godfather of Darkness”, who canceled tours and shows scheduled for 2023, accusing health problems occurred after the 2019 accident which damaged his spine, is planning his farewell to the stage. Sharon claimed that Ozzy Osbourne wants “

say goodbye to the scenes properly” and confirmed that they are planning two final concerts in his hometown, a Birminghamin the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Osbourne was inducted as a solo artist into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the class of 2024.