Ozzy Osbourne: "It's definitely our farewell tour"
"We're all in our late 60s!" he said. "I'm 68! The way things are going, people are dying left, right and centre this year, you know what I mean? So many of our colleagues have died. Lemmy's died, [David] Bowie's died. Jimmy [Bain] from Ronnie James Dio died, Natalie Cole died, the singer from the Stone Temple Pilots [Scott Weiland] died, the guy from The Eagles [Glenn Frey] died. It's like, every day somebody else dies and I'm thinking, fucking hell, I hope I'm not… I'm not liking this."
Ozzy talked in more detail about the December loss of his close friend Lemmy, with whom he had collaborated in the past.
"I spoke to him two days before he died, or tried to. I couldn't make head nor tail what the fuck he was talking about, he was so ill. And two days before I spoke to him he just had a birthday, his 70th … I mean, there's nothing fucking good about fucking dying at any age, you know?
"But as he said to me, in one of the last conversations I had with him, he says, 'Well, I lived my life the way I wanted to live it. Who wants to live to 85? You're gonna be bored shitless.'"
"It's definitely our farewell tour," he said. “If somebody thinks that a couple of years up the road we'll have problems with our memory and do another 90 shows… This is definitely the end for Black Sabbath."
Black Sabbath - Children Of The Grave, live LA Forum, The End Tour 2016