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Black Sabbath Make It Facebook Official

It's a wrap for Black Sabbath.

After its long goodbye with The End tour, the heavy rock icons has posted a Facebook photo with the band's name and the dates 1968-2017, followed by the message #TheEnd.

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The group played its final show on February 4 in its home town of Birmingham, England, and though guitarist Tony Iommi told interviewers that he'd be game to do some one-off performances in the future, frontman Ozzy Osbourne tells us that as far as he's concerned The End really is the end for Black Sabbath:

"Believe me, as far as I know it's not gonna go back together in three years when we all run out of cash or whatever. I have no intention...This is really the end...I think it's run its course, Black Sabbath, and it's been up and down and all over the place with different combinations of different people, and it's good that we've come back together at the end more or less to finish it on a high note. It's a good way to do it. We started it in 1968; I think that's plenty of time for one thing."

 

The group's members will now go their own ways, and Osbourne is planning to restart his solo career with a new album as well as three festival shows in the American Midwest this summer.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.