Posted in metal | music | tour dates on August 16, 2011

Black Sabbath

Despite what seemed like irreconcilable differences, the original lineup of Black Sabbath will give it another go.

THE most closely guarded secret in rock music can be revealed - the original Black Sabbath line-up is getting back together.

Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward have begun rehearsing for a tour and new studio album.

In June this year vocalist Ozzy and guitarist Iommi wrote new material for a record that will be released next year.

''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.''

He added that the reunion has been kept under wraps for some time....

Iommi said his only concern about the current reformation was the health of drummer Bill Ward who in the past has suffered a heart attack.

''He hasn't been 100 per cent. He had an operation a few months ago, so we'll see how he is.'' -[Birmingham Mail]

Update: Tony says this is not true.

Black Sabbath last reunited with Ozzy in 1997 for Ozzfest. They stayed together until roughly 2006. More recently the Dio lineup was back together as Heaven & Hell, though that came to a sad end when Ronnie James Dio left this plane back in May 2010.

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Comments (64)

When Doves Cry

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 10:57 AM

..but seriously, this is pretty awesome

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 10:58 AM

Let the trolling begin...NOW

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 10:58 AM

Indeed, 1st 10:58.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:01 AM

These crusty old dudes rocking the f--k out of classic Sabbath tunes will destroy you and all the other stupid insecure indie crap you whine along to. Prepare to deuce your pants when the bass comes rumbling through! Wooozah!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:02 AM

This will be crap.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:02 AM

I thought Ozzy was too busy with cell phone commercials for this kind of thing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:03 AM

As much as they are my favorite band of all time, I can't say I'm too interested in hearing new material. I say they should keep the legacy as such and not risk tarnishing it. Of course, this is the sceptic in me talking.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:08 AM

Sabbath should have ended with Dio's passing.

Tony, just do a Slash type album.
OZZY is no longer a singer, maybe they will AUTOTUNE him???

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:09 AM

Wow - a Fat & Old guy post
Good show BV - if only they reunited in Austin, we would have the trifecta

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:10 AM

how can this be good? ozzy is a caricature at this point.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:11 AM

\m/ \m/ \m/ \m/

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:18 AM

Great news actually but they supposedly years ago did a new album with Rick Rubin. What happened to that one?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:22 AM

iron man 2 lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:36 AM

i hope they play misty moutain hop lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:43 AM

I wonder if they will play Death By Audio on a $8 - $15 sliding scale, and if Frohawk will be in attendance shakin' his denim-clad booty to the ironic sounds of Paranoid.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:47 AM

i do hope they play misty mountain hop.
that would be great.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:50 AM

this is GREAT news...

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:52 AM

i heard they are going to play 'never say die' in its entirety on this tour, plus 3 new songs. that's it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:53 AM

old guys playing black sabbath > most of the stuff made today

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:55 AM

what a f*cking joke

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:55 AM

This will not suck. Despite the caricature that is Ozzy, I've never seen him suck when he's on stage with Sabbath. Anyone who has seen them will tell you the same thing.. it's completely different than seeing him solo (which has sucked for years). And I've seen them 4 or 5 times since 1996.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:56 AM

why would anyone want to watch this mockery....i'm a fan, but no way I want to see this. It's just sad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:56 AM

you're the one who should be afraid
what will happen to you 11:53?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:56 AM

Coachella

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:03 PM

11:56

Exactly what the fuck is "sad" about this?

Typically foolish pessimism.

Actually ... yeah it sad ...go home and cry like a little baby you oversenstive sarcastic pussy.

I amy not like their new stuff (hopefully it will rock) but I am STOKED that they are getting back together and making new music. I saw their first reunion a while ago at some Ozzfest (meadowlands) .. it was absolutley amazing and way more powerful than any other band up their.

11:58 proably prefers new SLEEP than new Sabbath ... fucking idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:06 PM

^^^ yeah yeah I made spelling errors. You win .. I am sad with you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:07 PM

jack osbourne lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:07 PM

i saw them a few years ago and they were really good...pantera opened

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:08 PM

I would seriously go for just a greatest hits type of show...but, hopefully the new stuff will be cool?

SUPERNAUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:19 PM

11:09 - IOMMI has actually already done that. The standout track being "Time is Mine".

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:19 PM

Talking Heads will reunite at Coachella this year.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:38 PM

12:06 the lead singer can barely stand up! He can barely complete a sentence. Why would I want to see that? I'd just assume not let this mockery taint my love of the records.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:41 PM

HERE'S HOPING THAT THE NEW STUFF ROCKS AND THEY PLAY A FEW DATES AT MSG?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:46 PM

12:41

Dude.. it's not a "mockery" because they are all still alive and the original members. Just because they are older and have healthh issues they don't default to the "mockery" category.

The who "reuniting" with whomever is still alive is a mockery. Because they are mocking the original. These guys are the original and they actually sound sick live ..still (super heavy)

And somehow Ozzy can't speak or walk ...but he can still sing. It happens.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:48 PM

Behind the Wall of Sleep.....enough said.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:51 PM

i fucked kelly osbourne in a jet blue bathroom

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:53 PM

12:53...

not something to brag about...

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:55 PM

kelly osbourne fucked me at a buildabear

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:58 PM

SHARON! DONT FUCK THIS UP

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:59 PM

Jack Osbourne will sing Changes with dad...a father-son duo. You will cry and then write that it was legendary.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:06 PM

As long as they don't play too much new stuff and nothing off of Technical Ecstasy, I'm there...

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:08 PM

Ozzy's been dead since 86...

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:14 PM

Ronnie James Dio left this plane back in May 2010?? That is some flowery prose. Just say he fuckin died.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:14 PM

John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, Geezer Butler...best living dinosaur bassists of all time...

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:15 PM

i boned kelly osbourne when she was fat

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 2:17 PM

1:15 too bad Entwhistle isn't on that list anymore. RIP Thunderfingers!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 2:19 PM

1:08: I don't think you'll have to worry. Maybe we'll get Dirty Women at the most.

And I completely agree with the 2nd 1:14.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 2:22 PM

If you use any hummus reference you're a hipster.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 2:43 PM

^ Duh.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:58 PM

whens ozzy going to die? whens jagger going to die? whens iggy going to die? whens botch getting back together?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 4:06 PM

NEVER SAY DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 4:13 PM

Ozzy Osborne's family likes their hummus spiked with prescription pills.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 4:13 PM

4:06: Never to all of them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 4:36 PM

kelly osbourene still fat ass

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 5:07 PM

I could care less that Ozzy sucks these days, im mostly interested in hearing what the other guys can turn out.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 5:21 PM

SLAYER

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 7:47 PM

if it's the same tired setlists they brought out for all the tours from the late 90's and on, i'll pass. break it up with some more interesting cuts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 7:54 PM

Knew it was bullshit all the way.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 8:06 PM

Ozzy quit because he ran out of pita chips.

Lommi forgot the hummus for every rehearsal, bless his soul.

Posted by Sam | August 17, 2011 12:01 AM

Who's Lommi?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 9:38 AM

Lommi is that guy in Motorhead. Don't you know anything?

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 12:58 PM

The promoters had a problem taking all the brown percs and brown oxys out of the bowls

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 1:00 PM

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