Black Sabbath: Original Lineup Reunited and Working on New Album
Tony Iommi confirms that the original lineup of Sabbath are working on a new album.
Are you sitting down? Because we've got some big news for you: The original lineup of Black Sabbath -- Ozzy Osboure, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward -- have officially reunited and are working on a new album.
Speaking to Birmingham Mail, Iommi confirmed the rumors earlier today. He also revealed that this wasn't a recent development, but that the band had down keep things "hush-hush" for a while.
"Ozzy’s been the worst at trying to hold it back," he said. "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.'"
Things hadn't been any easier for Iommi. "I had umpteen number of people on the phone asking if I fancied getting together with a band but I couldn’t tell them what I was doing. I just had to say I was busy."
When asked about the sound of the new material, Iommi simple stated: "I think the stuff we’ve been writing is really good. It’s more back to the old original stuff."
You can read more here, and we'll keep you posted as more details emerge.
Fans became suspicious when yesterday, the band posted the video for "Never Say Die!" to their Facebook page. The last studio album to feature the original lineup of Black Sabbath was in fact 1978's Never Say Die!.
You Might Also Like...
5 hours 22 min ago
5 hours 28 min ago
15 hours 49 min ago
16 hours 17 min ago
16 hours 22 min ago
17 hours 31 min ago
17 hours 42 min ago
In the Magazine
Most Commented Articles
Guitar World on Facebook
Guitar World On Twitter
GuitarWorld Memorial for @Slayer's #JeffHanneman starting soon @thepalladium t.co/nA0CrFKLUI We show our respect w/ this special tribute issue.
GuitarWorld Video: Jon Donais of @ShadowsFallBand / @Anthrax Demos Rivera Metal Shaman and Double Shaman Pedals t.co/NjkgP3pZPH
GuitarWorld Video Review: @PaulRiario VS @BUGERA_AMPS TriRec Infinium Guitar Amplifier t.co/H7HkDtNq7c #Tone #Battle
GuitarWorld RT @rod_ron: Just got the new @GuitarWorld looks like It's going to ne a good one as usual. #BlackSabbath t.co/p9fJr0464h
GuitarWorld Viral Video: 14-Year-Old Girl Covers @VanHalen's "Eruption" Solo t.co/ONXVbDwzOX Great job Tina!
GuitarWorld Exclusive Album Premiere: Monster Truck — 'Furiosity' t.co/XhY3IofrXY #NowPlaying