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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iomi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath attend the Classic Rock Roll of Honour at The Roundhouse on November 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

Black Sabbath continues to tease towards the November 17 release of The End on CD and home video by dropping a clip of its performance of “N.I.B.” from the concert film via the group’s social media. 

The song comes from Sabbath’s last-ever concert during February in its home town of Birmingham, England and was a fixture throughout the group’s year-long farewell tour.

Bassist Geezer Butler tells us that while he and bandmates Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi have no regrets about ending the group, there was a different kind of feeling through The End Tour:

“Yeah, the whole thing felt like a special tour. For some reason, it felt like each night had to be our best show ever, because it would be the last time anyone would ever see us. So I think we put in, psychologically, extra effort every night, I think Ozzy was the best that he’s been in a long time, and I think the band was probably the best that it was in a long time.”

In addition to the full final concert The End also features behind-the-scenes clips and interviews with the band members, along with an assortment of other special features.


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