Black Sabbath’s Original Lineup Reunites

Black Sabbath

Props to The Gauntlet for catching this: That site is worth a read, if only for the black metal comic and the video pieces. But, yes, the original lineup of Black Sabbath have reunited; we called this one back in February.

That’s Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, and Bill Ward — who has long said he’d never again take part in such a reunion. Yes, that Black Sabbath has officially reformed and begun rehearsing for an upcoming reunion tour and possible studio album, the site says.

This is huge news, but at the same time, it’s sad news, as it reminds me that Heaven and Hell probably would’ve continued had Ronnie James Dio not passed away. What did those guys have left to do? More solo albums no one cares about? They had no choice but to get back together with Ozzy.

According to Metaltalk.net, Osbourne, Iommi, Butler and Ward came to a decision two weeks ago to go ahead with the reunion, and this morning (August 15), the group convened in a secret rehearsal studio to begin working on a live set — and what will hopefully be a new album.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002263433424 Luke Chaston

    Man, this is huge news, I just wish that Dio was here to see it, maybe they could’ve had a duet between Ozzy and Dio (Dio would have easily won, Ozzy’s voice was never very good in my opinion…)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002263433424 Luke Chaston

    I hear the sounds of the metal world rejoicing…

  • Dave Thompson

    Fantastic news (if correct). I will look forward to seeing the best hard rock band of all time again