Black Sabbath Reuniting For Album And Tour... Or Are They?
The Birmingham Mail have released an article which claims Tommy Iommi confirmed the original members of Black Sabbath will reunite for a new album and tour.
Iommi told the publication yesterday "We're really looking forward to it and I think the stuff we've been writing is really good. It's more back to the old original stuff."
He added "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'."
However, following the article Iommi released a statement explaining he was merely speculating. It read -
"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 and 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 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.
All the best, Tony"
The original Black Sabbath last recorded a new album in 1978 and toured last in 2005.