In news that could potentially piss off any fan of Black Sabbath if it weren’t true, the original Black Sabbath line-up (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward) has reformed.
Despite what Geezer Butler originally said, it has been confirmed that the four musicians have been secretly working on rehearsing for a tour and writing a brand new album. As stated by Iommi in an interview with bpm media (Sunday Mercury, Birmingham Mail): “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 also explained in the interview how Ozzy was the worst at keeping this project under wraps. “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’.” Iommi was also concerned with the performance of drummer Bill Ward, due to his health conditions and a heart attack that he suffered: “He hasn’t been 100 per cent. He had an operation a few months ago, so we’ll see how he is.”