Ozzy Osbourne says Black Sabbath are too old to write a final album

Band released their last album '13' in 2013

Black Sabbath will not record one last album because they are too old, singer Ozzy Osbourne has claimed.

Osbourne had previously stated that the band would record “one more album” with producer Rick Rubin, having returned to the group to release ’13’ in 2013.

The heavy metal band’s nineteenth album topped the UK and the US charts and earned the group a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

With reports recently suggested that the band have “opted against” recording a new LP, Osbourne has now confirmed that they will embark on a farewell tour instead.

“I’m not saying I won’t ever get on stage with Geezer or Tony or any of them again, but officially, as Sabbath, we’re done, and I’ll go back to doing my own thing,” Osbourne said recently, according to Digital Spy.

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He added: “We were gonna do one [another album] before the tour, but it would take three or four years to write and record an album, by which time I’ll be fucking 73 or 72 or something, so we decided just to do a farewell tour.”

The band’s forthcoming ‘The End’ tour was recently announced. Black Sabbath will headline Download Festival in 2016, alongside Iron Maiden.