According to Billboard, Ozzy Osbourne says that Black Sabbath is planning to release a final studio album and head out on a farewell tour next year.

"We all live in different countries now.  Some of them want to work, some of them don't, I believe," Osbourne said about Sabbath's current status in a video of the press event posted online.  "We are going to do another tour together… The plan is that next year [we'll] do the final Black Sabbath tour and album."

He added, "I'm not stopping.  My wife spends all my money so I gotta keep [going]."

Meanwhile, it appears that founding Sabbath drummer Bill Ward likely will continue to sit out any further touring and recording project by the band, judging by the recent war of words between him and Osbourne.  Ward did release a solo album this past weekend on iTunes called "Accountable Beasts".