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Ozzy Osbourne: "I Wouldn't Mind Doing Another Sabbath Album"

Even though Black Sabbath's new album, 13, isn't even out yet, bassist Geezer Butler has already dropped a hint that their highly anticipated new album might not be the band's last.

"I guess you should never say never," Butler told Billboard. "It could be, though. We'll see how this album goes, see what happens."

"Let's put it this way," Ozzy Osbourne said in the same story. "It's taken us 35 years to do this one. So if there's gonna be [another] album, there's gonna be an album, but I don't want to say if there's going to be a follow-up. I wouldn't mind doing another Sabbath album with them, though."

13, which will be available June 11, is the first Black Sabbath album to feature Osbourne since 1978's Never Say Die. You can hear the entire album at iTunes, where it has been streaming for free since Monday. It's also available for pre-order.

Black Sabbath will kick off a North American tour July 25 in Houston.

Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi are GW's current cover stars. Read about Iommi's battle with cancer and the struggle to record 13, plus features on Joe Satriani, Ghost B.C. and Mick Jones of Foreigner and transcriptions of "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" and Jason Becker's "Perpetual Burn." It's all in the July 2013 issue of Guitar World at the Guitar World Online Store.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.