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Tony Iommi Shoots Down Rumor of Black Sabbath Reunion

It seems to have all started with a report in Britain’s “Birmingham Mail” tabloid that said the original Black Sabbath lineup is reuniting for a new album and tour.  They even quoted guitarist Tony Iommi.  Unfortunately, it’s not true.  At least not YET.

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After the story made waves online, Tony clarified the situation on his website.

He said,

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.

At the time, I was merely speculating, shooting the breeze, on something all of us get asked constantly, ‘Are you getting back together?’

absolute nonsense… to my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer, and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better.

The original Sabbath hasn’t put out an album since “Never Say Die!” in 1978… and they haven’t toured since the summer of 2005… and they haven’t gotten together publicly since their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in early 2006.

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