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Showtime Lines Up Black Sabbath Farewell Concert Film

Showtime will air the film Black Sabbath: The End of the End, about the original lineup’s final concert, on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Ozzy Osbourne fronted heavy metal band Black Sabbath, which was also composed of Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. The farewell concert took place Feb. 4 in Birmingham, England, the band’s hometown.

Beginning with the song “Black Sabbath,” the title track from their 1970 debut album, Black Sabbath also performs “Iron Man,” “War Pigs,” “Paranoid” and other tracks. The film also features behind-the-scenes concert footage and interviews with band members.

Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Directed by Dick Carruthers and executive produced by Geoff Kempin and Terry Shand for Eagle Rock Entertainment, Black Sabbath: The End of the End is Showtime’s latest music film, following the Whitney Houston-focused Whitney. “Can I Be Me”, Prince: Sign o’ the Times, George Michael: Freedom, which premieres Oct. 21, and Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars, which airs next year.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.