The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week, we talk about Ozzy Osbourne confirming that while Black Sabbath is calling it quits, he has no intentions of retiring. Ozzy rose to fame as lead singer of Black Sabbath in the 1970’s, a band regarded by many as the world’s first heavy metal band. After being fired by the band in 1979, he launched a successful solo career in which he released many multi-platinum albums. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Ozzy is known to many as “The Godfather of Heavy Metal” was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Black Sabbath in 2006.

It was announced in September of 2015 that Black Sabbath would be embarking on their final tour called “The End” in 2016. The tour plays U.S. ampitheater's this summer.