Black Sabbath have announced that alongside their upcoming farewell tour, they’re going to release a CD of unheard music only available at the live shows.
“We went into the studio with 13 songs – which is why the album is called ’13’,” bassist Geezer Butler told Billboard.
“We thought we’d put out an album of 13 songs, but when we were in the studio we wrote another three songs, which brought it up to 16.
“Then we left it to [producer] Rick Rubin to pick which songs would go on the album, and to give it some light and shade he picked the eight songs that we on the 13 album.
“We put a few songs on deluxe versions of the album and then we had the four left over, and we decided to do a gig-only CD.”
The band’s tour, called The End, kicked off yesterday (20th January) at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Click here for the remainder of the tour.