Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi recently told ‘Q‘ magazine that while he had stockpiled a bunch of new material for the band’s planned final album, it was ultimately bassist Geezer Butler who decided against recording it:
“I’ve got so many riffs. I wrote a whole load of stuff for another album and we met up in L.A. but the others… well, Geezer didn’t particularly want to do another album. Then again, after you’ve just had a No. 1 album, where do you go from there? For the last LP, we did record 16 songs, so we may still put something out from that. We don’t know yet. Do I intend to stop playing? No. It’s the touring, really [that is difficult]. I’d love to do something with the guys. But, whatever happens, I will do something.”
Black Sabbath will commence their farewell tour next year.