Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath both spoke with Classic Rock magazine recently, and said a follow-up to 13 is probably not in the cards.
“We’ve not spoken about it, to be honest,” Iommi said. “I don’t know if it would be the right thing to do. God knows what the expectations would be next time around. I’d probably have a heart attack worrying about it!”
“Making 13 was such a great, memorable experience, so if that’s the final chapter, we’d have to be happy. But who knows. l don’t think we’d write anything off. The history of this band has taught me to never say never.”
Butler said that for him, “it’s been nicely rounded off now. If we did another album, it just wouldn’t have the same vibe, as far as I’m concerned. And with this one doing so well, the next one would have to be No. 1 everywhere too or people would see it as a failure!”