Black Sabbath have played their last concert Birmingham.
The band credited with inventing heavy metal music played 15 songs ending with their first hit, Paranoid, at the two-hour gig at the NEC Arena.
Ticker tape and balloons fell as singer Ozzy Osbourne thanked fans for nearly five decades of support.
Black Sabbath’s The End Tour began in the US in January 2016 and took in 81 dates across the world.
The tour schedule saw the band visit Australasia, Europe, North America and South America, finishing with two shows in Birmingham.
Black Sabbath were formed in 1968 by Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward.
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While Ozzy Osbourne quit in 1977 to be replaced by Rainbow’s Ronnie James Dio, the classic line-up made their way back in 1997.
Bill Ward has not played with the band since 2012 and Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were joined on stage at the final shows by drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboard player Adam Wakeman.
The final song was streamed live on the band’s Facebook page and fireworks went off as the band took their final bow, posing for a farewell photograph in front of the cheering crowd.
“Thank you, goodnight, thank you so much,” Ozzy Osbourne, 68, said as they left the stage.
Tony Iommi gave a thumbs-up as he waved goodbye.
Ozzy Osborne said Black Sabbath’s farewell tour was the definitive end, vowing: “This is definitely it. It’s run its course.”
The fans were having their portraits taken and memories recorded, as part of the Home of Metal project.
The project is asking them to contribute photos and memorabilia for an exhibition celebrating the legacy of Black Sabbath, which will tour internationally in 2018, followed by a summer season in Birmingham and the Black Country in 2019.
Kelly Osbourne and her father Ozzy stepped out last week for a slap-up meal with Kelly’s fiancé, chef Matthew Mosshart.
They enjoyed a bite to eat at Beverly Hills restaurant Chin Chin on Thursday evening, just days after Kelly Osbourne, 28, announced her engagement to professional chef Matthew Mosshart – the younger brother of The Kills’ singer Alison Mosshart.
Matthew Mosshart and Kelly Osbourne got engaged while holidaying on the Caribbean island Anguilla, two years after they met at the wedding of supermodel Kate Moss to musician Jamie Hince
While her long-haired fiancé looked typically casual in a creased white T-shirt, skinny jeans and boots, Kelly Osbourne made sure she caught the eye courtesy of her garish lilac colored hair as she exited the eatery hand-in-hand with Ozzy.
Kelly Osbourne – currently a judge on hit show Fashion Police – wore a trendy black and white varsity jacket, an off the shoulder black top and matching trousers for her evening out with the two men in her life.
Her look was completed by a pair of gold hoop earrings and a large black bag that served as a continuation of her understated neutral theme.
Matthew Mosshart and Kelly Osbourne got engaged while holidaying on the Caribbean island Anguilla, two years after they met at the wedding of supermodel Kate Moss to musician Jamie Hince, Alison Mosshart’s band-mate in The Kills.
Matthew Mosshart had previously relocated from his home in New York to be closer to Kelly Osbourne, who lives close to her family in Los Angeles.
Sharon Osbourne revealed she remained devastated after learning her husband Ozzy was abusing pills, but pledged they weren’t getting a divorce.
Sharon Osbourne, 60, opened up on The Talk about Ozzy’s admission on Facebook last week that he had been drinking and taking drugs for the past 18 months.
“I never knew he was using prescription drugs,” Sharon Osbourne said while flanked by her four female The Talk co-hosts.
“I knew he was drinking occasionally, but didn’t realize to the extent.”
Sharon Osbourne said she and Ozzy were not getting a divorce and the statement was greeted by applause.
“I am devastated right now,” the former reality star said.
“It’s a disease that not only hurts the person who has the disease, but it hurts the family. It hurts people who love you.”
Sharon Osbourne, a cancer survivor, said her family has dealt with worse and were dealing with the revelation.
Sharon Osbourne revealed she remained devastated after learning her husband Ozzy was abusing pills, but pledged they weren’t getting a divorce
“This too shall pass,” she said.
“Otherwise my husband will be taken to hospital to get my foot removed from his ass,” Sharon Osbourne added.
Ozzy Osbourne came clean in his public apology posted on his Facebook page.
“For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs,” he wrote.
“I was in a very dark place and was an a*****e to the people I love most, my family. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober.
“Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing. I’m just trying to be a better person.
“I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my band mates for my insane behavior during this period… and my fans. God Bless, Ozzy.”
The Black Sabbath rocker reportedly started his drug binge after learning that bandmate Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma 18 months ago.
Ozzy Osbourne last week claimed that he was 44 days sober after his relapse.
The rocker has frequently spoken over the years about his battle with drugs and alcohol and has often been treated in rehabilitation clinics.
Ozzy spoke out in support of Tony Iommi, 65, last year and said: “When the bombshell hit about Tony’s cancer problem, I came to England. He needs more and more support, man.
“He doesn’t have a brother, he doesn’t have a sister, it’s just him and his wife and the members of Black Sabbath.
“He’s gonna beat it. What it’s down to is determination and believe me, this guy’s got more determination than anybody I’ve ever met.”
However, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper, while Ozzy Osbourne was putting on a public face of defiance he was cracking under the pressure and the thought of losing Tony Iommi pushed him to drink and drugs.
The substance abuse quickly spiraled out of control and began to strain his relations with Sharon.
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have become one of Hollywood’s best-known couples since starring in a reality television show, The Osbournes, alongside two of their children, Jack and Kelly, which gave an insight into their family life in Beverly Hills.
Sharon met Ozzy Osbourne when she was only 18. She became his manager soon afterwards and they married in 1982.
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne were one of the most solid couples in music history, after more than three decades of marriage, but things might not be quite as rosy as they seem for them as reports have emerged that the couple are “living apart”.
Sharon Osbourne, 60, and Ozzy Osbourne, 64, who have never hidden the fact that their relationship has been tempestuous, are rumored to have moved out of the mansion that they share and into separate houses.
A source has told The Sun: “They are living at different addresses and are not spending any time together. They row a lot.
“They aren’t acting like husband and wife. It is unusual to not even have dinner together when both of them are five minutes apart.”
According the reports, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne haven’t seen each other for three weeks and have recently moved out of their mansion and into two separate abodes.
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are rumored to have moved out of the mansion that they share and into separate houses
Living just two miles apart, Sharon Osbourne is reportedly holed up at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the time being while her husband is staying at a rented property.
A friend of the couple reportedly told The Sun: “Sharon and Ozzy have had plenty of opportunities to meet up but haven’t spent any time together at all.”
They have been spotted on a number of recent occasions without their wedding rings, sparking yet more rumors that their marriage is in jeopardy.
A series of cryptic tweets have also lead to increased speculation, with the couple’s daughter Kelly Osbourne writing last week: “Why does every family in the world have that 1 member that will never get it and is completely ignorant to life in general?”
Sharon Osbourne also sent a tweet alluding to recent difficulties when she responded to one fan in a Twitter Q&A session, saying: “I’ve had a really tough yr & I ask myself the same question, how can I get up every day & smile.”
Sharon met Ozzy Osbourne when she was just 18-years-old and became his manager soon after, tying the knot with him in 1982.
Kelly Osbourne has been secretly engaged to Matthew Mosshart, new reports claim.
Vegan chef Matthew Mosshart is said to have popped the question shortly before Christmas and now the couple are said to be planning a summer wedding.
A source told Us Weekly that Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart are “really excited” about planning their nuptials.
The source added: “Kelly is the happiest she’s ever been. Her career is going well, and she’s in a healthy relationship with a wonderful guy.”
Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart are planning a summer wedding in the UK this summer.
Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter was not wearing an engagement ring at the Golden Globes earlier this month.
Kelly Osbourne has been secretly engaged to Matthew Mosshart
Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart met at the nuptials of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince in July 2011 but didn’t go public with their romance until five months later.
The TV presenter has credited her beau with helping her achieve her super-slim figure, thanks to his healthy cooking.
Kelly Osbourne said: “Over the past two years, I’ve lost over four-and-a-half stone [63 pounds] – but I’ve only lost the last stone since I met Matthew.
“I love Matthew and we love to work out together – we motivate one another. I go on the treadmill every day for half an hour and do two hours of exercise if I have a special event.”
Kelly Osbourne recently spoke about her love for Matthew Mosshart and said he made her realize what real love is.
She said: “I couldn’t believe that he truly liked me because I never think people ever could. But I’m so happy. I don’t think I’ve ever really known what love is like before.”
Prior to meeting Matthew Mosshart, Kelly Osbourne had dated her fair share of musicians including Bert McCracken of The Used, Matty Derham of Fields and Matt Emerson drummer of Trash Fashion.
In 2006 Kelly Osbourne and Matty Derham held a wedding ceremony at a festival but it was not legally binding.
In March 2009 Kelly Osbourne became engaged to model and DJ Luke Worrall, but the relationship ended after it emerged he had cheated on her with transgender model Elle Schneider.
Sharon Osbourne has revealed she has undergone a double mastectomy after learning she carries a gene which increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
“I’ve had cancer before and I didn’t want to live under that cloud: I decided to just take everything off,” Sharon Osbourne told Hello! magazine.
Sharon Osbourne, 60, was previously diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002.
The wife of rock star Ozzy Osbourne, she rose to fame on the reality show The Osbournes, and went on to join the judging panel of the UK version of The X Factor and, more recently, America’s Got Talent.
Sharon Osbourne quit the US show – produced by Simon Cowell – in September after a reported dispute with TV network NBC.
Sharon Osbourne has revealed she has undergone a double mastectomy
One of the current hosts of daytime show The Talk, she told Hello! magazine that she underwent 13 hours of surgery, and said: “The odds are not in my favor.”
“For me, it wasn’t a big decision, it was a no-brainer.”
“I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me. I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother to Pearl.
“I didn’t even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way, I just wanted to be able to live my life without that fear all the time.”
Earlier this year, Sharon Osbourne became a grandmother for the first time, after her son Jack and wife Lisa Stelly had a daughter, Pearl. Jack Osbourne, 26, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis earlier this year.
In 2004, in conjunction with Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Sharon Osbourne set up her own cancer foundation, to support people who are suffering from colon cancer but cannot afford healthcare.
Jack Osbourne has married Lisa Stelly in an “emotional and fun-filled” Hawaiian ceremony.
TV star Jack Osbourne, 26, wed the model-and-actress Lisa Stelly on the Kona-Kohala coast of West Hawaii yesterday.
The nuptials were witnessed by 48 guests, including the couple’s six-month-old daughter Pearl, Jack’s famous parents Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, sister Kelly Osbourne – who was a bridesmaid – and her boyfriend Matthew Mosshart.
In a statement the UK’s Hello magazine, which has bought the rights to cover the wedding, said the ceremony was “emotional and fun-filled”.
Jack Osbourne has married Lisa Stelly in an emotional and fun-filled Hawaiian ceremony
Although it was speculated last week that the couple – who got engaged last September – were to marry over the weekend, Jack Osbourne took to twitter to play down the reports.
Jack Osbourne wrote: “I love how going to Hawaii with my mum for her 60th has turned into my wedding. Hahaha people are funny.”
The happy news comes months after Jack Osbourne revealed he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis soon after Pearl’s birth.
He said recently: “Honestly, I’m fine. Ultimately that is the toughest thing with this disease that I’m learning, one minute you can be fine, and the next I went blind in my right eye.
“It’s a completely unpredictable disease.”
Lisa Stelly added: “I think me and Jack are doing better than everyone else, honestly.
“We’re just really trying to stay positive and we don’t really have much time to be sad, because we have diapers to change and a little girl to look at and smile at.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have revealed that their son Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).
The TV and music star family said Jack was diagnosed from tests taken when he lost 60% vision in his right eye earlier this year.
Jack Osbourne, 26, told Hello! that after first feeling angry and upset he has now taken an attitude of “adapt and overcome”.
MS is an incurable neurological condition that damages the nerves and affects the transfer of messages around the body.
MS affects the brain and the nervous system and destroys myelin sheath layers between the nerves in the brain and spinal cord which stops impulses being carried around the body.
It can cause blindness, slurred speech, muscle weakness and a loss of coordination.
There is no known cause or cure for MS, which is three times more common in men than in women.
Between 2 and 5% of cases are discovered in children under 16.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have revealed that their son Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
Jack Osbourne said he had chosen to speak out in order to raise awareness of the condition. He added that the support of his fiancée Lisa Stelly was helping him to stay positive.
MS can have a wide range of symptoms, including tiredness, temporary blindness, loss of co-ordination and speech difficulties.
It is unpredictable and affects everyone differently. One in five sufferers has a benign form with mild attacks and no permanent disability, while another 15% have a progressive disease that steadily worsens.
Jack Osbourne was diagnosed with the condition three weeks after the birth of daughter Pearl, now two months old.
“The timing was so bad,” he said.
“I’d just had a baby, work was going great – I kept thinking: <<Why now?>>”
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne said they were still trying to come to terms with their son’s condition.
Former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne said she had been asking herself if she was to blame.
“I kept thinking: <<What did I do wrong, what did I eat or drink when I was pregnant?>> I feel like it’s somehow my fault.”
Former Black Sabbath star Ozzy Osbourne said: “If it was me, you’d think: <<Ozzy had a reputation and it caught up with him>>, but Jack is such a good guy.”
Jack Osbourne – known as an extreme sports enthusiast – will use a combination of daily drug treatments, holistic therapies and lifestyle changes.
The family was the subject of a worldwide hit reality TV show, The Osbournes, which originally aired on MTV between 2002 and 2005.
The programme, also featuring the Osbournes’ daughter Kelly, won an Emmy award in 2002.