Former Black Sabbath touring drummer Tommy Clufetos discussed the band recording in the studio after their final 2017 show in a new Rocking With Jam Man interview. Black Sabbath Paid Fired Member Big Money.
You played the final show Black Sabbath ever played. What were your emotions when playing that show from everyone – the crowd, the crew, and the band?
“That whole tour was great, and the last gig of any tour is always a little more unnerving – people are packing the bags and there are distractions, let alone playing with Black Sabbath in their hometown of supposedly their last gig that they’re ever going to do.
“So there was a lot of hustle and bustle going on but we provided what was necessary on stage that day, and they were recording it, and they filmed it. And it was a great night!”
After everything was done, what did you guys do? Going away party or?
“Everybody just went their separate ways, we went back to the hotel. We did reconvene a few days later and they recorded some more footage and stuff in the studio of some different songs that they didn’t play on the tour.
“So that was kind of a nice way, the last gig wasn’t really the last event for us. The last thing was this thing at a studio, which was also released.”
What is it like retiring from the biggest heavy metal act ever before the age of 40?
“Well, I’m not retiring from anything. I have about 30 more years to go before I can even start to think about slowing down. It was a pleasure and an honor to play with those guys but I have a lot more to do.”