Now that the classic Sabbath line-up is back together for a world tour and a Rick Rubin-produced album (the first with Ozzy since 1978), some folks have been crunching the numbers. According to People in the UK, estimates are that that the tour will gross $150,000,000.
That’ll be a nice top-up to the retirement accounts of Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill–not that they necessarily need it. Sabbath has sold more than 70 million records and Ozzy–well, he’s done all right, hasn’t he?
But with these guys in their 60s (collective age is 250), this is more about estate planning and inheritance issues–which is fine because if I were them, I’d want to make sure my descendents benefited from my life’s work.