BLACK SABBATH Are Reuniting!!
The gig is up! The cat’s outta the bag! The biggest metal secret has finally been unearthed and revealed! The original line-up of Black Sabbath have reformed and have begun rehearsing for a forthcoming tour and possible new album.
Let’s go back, though, and remember all the “we’re not going to reunite” statements that have been made. I’m only bringing this up so that we can all grasp just how much these guys have been holding this bit of news in. Kudo’s to them. I wouldn’t have been able to last as long.
“I would like to make it clear, because of mounting speculation and rumors, that there will be definitely NO reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.”
“It’s not going to happen [in 2011]. Ozzy’s on tour with his own band for the next year or whatever . . . I’m sure Ozzy will say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ every week for the next year while he’s on tour. It’s one thing to want to do something like that just before you go out to tour a record. You say, ‘Oh yeah, I’m gonna tour for the next five years.’ And then six weeks into it, you can’t wait to get home. So we’ll just see how he feels when he finishes his Ozzy Osbourne tour.”
“I often get asked this question: ‘Will there ever be a new Black Sabbath studio album?’ One thing I can say for definite [is] we are all talking, we are all friends. But it’s been 30 years since we did a studio album — if it’s not something extra, extra special, the people are gonna go, ‘We waited 30 years [for this…]‘ But before my life’s over, I would love… my dream is to do the ultimate Black Sabbath album, I would love to do that.”
“I spoke to Ozzy while I was in Los Angeles after Ronnie’s funeral . . . Ozzy and I have a complicated relationship but we’ve always kept in touch, no matter what else might have been going on. Would I play with Ozzy again? Who knows? It’s weird with me and Ozzy.”
Iommi added, “There can be all sorts of shit going on but when we talk, it’s like nothing bad has ever happened.”
A new day has begun. The guys are working on new material as well as still rocking out to their older stuff. Ozzy and Iommi have been writing new shit since June and are planning on a release next year. Iommi states:
“We’re really looking forward to it and I think the stuff we’ve been writing is really good,” said 63-year-old Iommi. “It’s more back to the old original stuff. It’s all been very hush-hush. Ozzy’s been the worst at trying to hold it back. He’s doing a lot of TV and he’s being asked stuff about a reunion and he’s going ‘well I never say never’. He told me, ‘I don’t know what to say’.”
All I can say about this is…the God’s of Metal are back!!!