Black Sabbath final LP and tour planned for 2016

Black Sabbath final LP and tour planned for 2016

Ozzy Osbourne says Black Sabbath's final LP and tour will happen in 2016.

The 66-year-old rocker has confirmed the legendary heavy metal group will bring their career - spanning over 40 years - to an end next year after giving fans one more chance to see them play live.

Speaking at the Monsters of Rock press conference in São Paulo, Brazil, he said: "The plan is that next year (is the) final Black Sabbath tour and album. It could change."

Although Sabbath - also comprised of Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler - are going to stop, Ozzy is going to continue with his solo career because being a musician keeps him feeling "really young".

Ozzy - who is married to Sharon Osbourne - said: "Being in the music business keeps me really young. When you hit 60, people ask, 'Are you gonna retire?' F**k no, man."

The singer also explained the reason why the band have taken so long to make their latest record - the follow-up to 2013's comeback LP '13'.

He explained:"We all live in different countries and some of them want to work and some of them don't want to, I believe."