Gulf News TV has uploaded video footage of BLACK SABBATH's May 28 press conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ahead of the band's concert Thursday night at du Arena, Yas Island. Check it out below.
As previously reported, BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler seem to have slightly different takes on whether the reunited band will record a follow-up to "13". Asked about guitarist Tony Iommi's recent remark that their upcoming concert in London's Hyde Park could be their last, Ozzy told Guitar World, "If it's goodbye, we're ending it on a high note… But I'm up for another BLACK SABBATH album and tour. If we can, great. If not, I'll just carry on doing my own thing."
According to The Pulse Of Radio, Butler, meanwhile, thinks that the threesome already have a head start on a new record, explaining, "We've still got four tracks left over from ['13']. So maybe we'll fill in the other four or five tracks and put out another album — if it's right. We wouldn't do it just for the sake of it, or the money or whatever. But yeah, maybe."
Ozzy added, "I never say never. I never thought after 35 years I'd [be back with BLACK SABBATH], have a No. 1 record and a sold-out tour."
"13", the first SABBATH album since 1978 to feature Ozzy, Butler and Iommi, was No. 1 in the U.S., the U.K. and nearly a dozen other countries.
Iommi, who has battled cancer since 2012, said recently that the massive July 4 gig at London's Hyde Park could be the band's last because the touring can be tough on him.
Iommi, who is in remission, admitted, "To be honest I don't want to be touring to this extent too much longer, because it makes me feel so bad."
The Hyde Park show will feature SOUNDGARDEN and others in addition to the headliners.