Tuesday, August 16, 2011
BLACK SABBATH REUNION? TONY IOMMI SAYS NO
UPDATE: 4:00 PM EST USA:
Rumors of a BLACK SABBATH re union are unconfirmed as BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has clarified BLACK SABBATH are not re uniting, just a rumor via a British journalist.
EDITORS NOTE: Would be nice if BLACK SABBATH did re uinite.
FROM THE GAUNTLET:
The original lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, and Bill Ward has officially reformed and have begun rehearsing for an upcoming reunion tour and possible studio album.
According to Talkingmetal.net, Osbourne, Iommi, Butler and Ward came to a decision 14 days ago to go ahead with the reunion, and this morning (Monday 15 August) the group convened in a secret rehearsal studio to begin to begin working on a live set - and what will hopefully be a new album.
FROM SCOTT IAN (ANTHRAX):
Let's hope the Sabbath reunion rumor is true!!! Great night in NYC. See you all tomorrow.
BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has released the following statement regarding the reports of a reunion of the band's original lineup:
"I'm saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a BLACK SABBATH reunion.
"At the time I was supporting the Home Of Metal exhibition was merely speculating shooting the breeze on something all of us get asked constantly, 'Are you getting back together?'
"Thanks to the Internet it's now gone round the world as some sort of 'official' statement on my part; absolute nonsense. I hope he's enjoyed his moment of glory, he won't have another at my expense.
"To my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better."
The original SABBATH lineup has not toured together since summer 2005, and last convened for their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in early 2006.
SABBATH did try to record a new album 12 years ago, their first since 1978, but abandoned the attempt after just a couple of songs.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, dooooom on-\m/ -l-