Unplugged & Totally Uncut

Classic Rock Report Jan 20 Black Sabbath

January 20, 20161 min
The band kicks off its final tour -- dubbed The End -- in Omaha, Nebraska. Original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are joined by drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman of Ozzy's solo band. Nobody's more surprised than Ozzy that Sabbath is still on the road. Ozzy Osbourne was shocked the Black Sabbath would last so long, "I can’t believe that it’s survived as long as it has. I remember thinking, ‘Oh, this should be good fun for a couple of years.‘ And when we did that ten years it was one thing, here we are nearly 50 years on the road. It’s been an amazing journey for us all.” One reason this tour will be the band's last is that guitarist Tony Iommi was treated for lymphoma between 2012 and 2014 and doesn't want to be on the road for long stretches anymore. He told Rolling Stone last September, "Don't get me wrong, I love gigging, It's all the traveling and the exhaustion that goes with it that's the problem." Bassist Geezer Butler tells us how Iommi

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