Watch a clip of the band's last-ever performance of "Paranoid."
Geezer Butler felt a range of emotions when Black Sabbath played the final notes of its last-ever show on Feb. 4 in its home town of Birmingham -- captured in the film Black Sabbath: The End, whose clip of the closing number "Paranoid" is below.
"I felt relief that it was all over, that it was done with, that we'd done a good show -- and quite sad in a way to think that we'd never do it again," the bassist, who co-founded Sabbath back in 1968, tells Billboard. "It really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, actually. It just felt right. We've been around for 49 years now, and it's time to call it a day."
The End Tour sent Butler and his bandmates Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi (with drummer Bill Ward acrimoniously on the sidelines due to money and contractual issues) around the world for nearly 13 months, saying farewell with a selection of Sabbath favorites including "War Pigs," "Iron Man," "N.I.B.," "Children Of The Grave," "Into The Void" and more. And the hard rock titans had no thoughts of reconsideration.