The Year in Music 2017: The End of The End, and of the band, for Black Sabbath

Credit: Ross HalfinBlack Sabbath brought its nearly 50-year career to an end with a sold-out concert in their hometown of Birmingham, U.K., on February 4. The show closed out the heavy-metal legends’ farewell trek, The End Tour, which began in the U.S. in January 2016 and featured 81 dates across the world, including Australia, Europe and North and South America.

The trek featured three-quarters of the original Sabbath lineup — singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler — with Tommy Clufetos taking the place of founding drummer Bill Ward, who had a well-documented …read more

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