In a nutshell, that’s basically what Ozzy Osbourne told my buddy Dave Basner of VH1 Radio Networks recently, when asked whether rumors that the original incarnation of the band would be reuniting for a new album or tour.
“To be honest, I don’t think we all can physically do it,” he told Dave, which to me is code for “We’re too old.” If you think I’m wrong, just tell me.
Then Ozzy, tells Dave that he’s not too old. “I’m up for it, I keep fit every day. I can’t speak for the others. I mean, I’ve spoken to Tony Iommi, I speak to Bill from time to time, I haven’t spoken to Geezer for a while, but if it’s meant to happen, it’ll happen. If it does in one figuration, I suppose we manage to go out. I don’t want to say too much, really, because I don’t really know.”
He hasn’t spoken to Geezer, who recently told fans through his Web site that “there will be definitely no reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.”
That statement, coupled with what Ozzy told Dave makes me think Geezer is the only one not signed up for one last reunion go, and that they’ll find a worthy bassist to fill in for him…someone with a name, like Geddy Lee, Les Claypool or Flea. Maybe they’ll just ask Blasko to do it. Who the hell knows? Maybe I am just looking into it way too much. But it’s a decent theory, if I do say so myself.
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