According to media reports, Black Sabbath’s original line-up is reuniting for a live tour and another album release.
Hard to believe, but apparently true: Black Sabbath’s original members (Ward, Iommi, Osbourne and Butler) want to produce a new album for release next year, according to the British tabloid “Birmingham Mail”. The reunited formation would be a spectacular event – but that’s not all. The Metal Legends also want to go on tour. Legendary master guitarist Iommi and singer Osbourne have been, according to the “Birmingham Mail”, composing industriously since June this year. The initial rehearsal recording sessions of the full line-up have already begun.
In an interview with the paper Iommi let slip that the new songs are like the “old original stuff”. The truth remains to be seen. Promises like that are commonly made when a reunion is in the air to excite loyal fans from the first minute.
And something else leaves room for thought: Iommi advised in a statement on his website that he had spoken two months ago with the author of the article in question – so the statements in the article were old. In addition, he was “merely speculating, shooting the breeze.”
The rumor mill is cranking up. Is it all just a wrongly interpreted interview? Will Black Sabbath ever get back together in its original lineup?
The rock magazine “Rolling Stone” pointed out that Iommi’s statement wasn’t a denial of a possible Sabbath reunion, and it didn’t exclude a tour and album release in the original formation.
Black Sabbath – A comeback in the original line-up?