Tony Iommi quashes rumours that Birmingham’s Black Sabbath are to reform.
I decided to hold fire on running with this story yesterday as the facts were not backed up by a record label or spokesperson for the band. So, this morning I am pleased to announce that I don’t have egg on my face!
The bigs news was that the original line-up were getting back together for a tour and a new studio album that Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi had started writing back in June 2011.
Once the rumours started spreading a statement was released on Tony’s website that read:
“I’m saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Black Sabbath reunion.
Thanks to the internet it’s gone round the world as some sort of “official” statement on my part, absolute nonsense. I hope he’s enjoyed his moment of glory, he won’t have another at my expense.
To my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better.
All the best, Tony”
So that is that. Rumour quashed.
Relive some of the reunion buzz with some great Iommi guitar tips here:
“And this gallery explaining how Iommi’s influence has been passed down through metal guitarists http://t.co/S7WYyVk”
“Tips on how to get Iommi’s magic tone http://t.co/F6lu3mB”
“A two-part Tony Iommi interview http://t.co/7nOCvia”
“Soooo it looks like Black Sabbath are back together, with Ozzy. Here’s what we know: http://t.co/eADpvBd”
All tweeted by @TotalGuitar – http://twitter.com/totalguitar