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Tony Iommi‘s lymphoma diagnosis may have stopped the reunited (and Bill Ward-less) Black Sabbath from touring for now, but it has not interfered with their creative output or their songwriting process. In a recent video chat with the NME.com, frontman Ozzy Osbourne revealed that the band has penned 15 new songs and even offered a tiny hint at the new album title.
“We’ve written about 15 songs so far,” the frontman stated. “Whether they all get on the album, I don’t know. We just keep on writing.” He also cryptically referenced the title, saying, “Next year, 2013, is a good clue to what we’re going to call the album.”
Zakk Wylde reunited with Ozzy Osbourne on stage as a part of the Ozzy And Friends tour in the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.
The tour has taken place as a substitution for the Black Sabbath shows that were cancelled due to Tony Iommi being diagnosed with cancer, and will feature guest appearances from Zakk, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and Slash.
Check out some videos of Zakk and Ozzy being back onstage together below:
Black Sabbath that reunited after 33 years has decided to support their friend and colleague Tony Iommy so instead they cancel the whole tour on each will play legendary Ozzy Osbourne with friends. Who are friends?
Geezer Butler who will play special Black Sabbath tribute to his friend Tony, legendary guitarist Slash and Zakk Wylde.
This fellowship will play in Vienna, Stadthalle on June 26, 2012.
All those who have already bought tickets to see Black Sabbath, and despite the announced line-up can’t or don’t want to come to the concert can return tickets to pre-sale points until March 31st. All those who still hasn’t buy tickets can buy them through the portal www.musicticket.at.
The original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward posted a statement threatening to withdraw from the band’s reunion plans due to a what he deemed a series of “unsignable” contracts. Now, the rest of the band has announced that they will proceed with their reunion plans with or without Ward in the lineup.
Black Sabbath’s other original members, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler, posted the following statement on their official website:
”We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans… we have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open… We are still in the UK with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll… See you at Download!!!
- Tony, Ozzy and Geezer”
Black Sabbath have not announced any news regarding who will man the drums for their upcoming album and tour if Bill Ward does in fact decide not to return to the fold.
Former Metallica members Dave Mustaine, Jason Newsted, Lloyd Grant, Ron McGovney, Hugh Tanner, along with the band’s longtime producer Bob Rock, as well as BLACK SABBATH legends Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler joined Metallica on stage last night (Saturday, December 10) for the fourth and final intimate show at the Fillmore in San Francisco as part of the week-long celebration of its 30th anniversary as a band for fan club members only.
02. Through the Never
03. Ride the Lightning
04. The God That Failed
05. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
06. Rebel Of Babylon (previously unreleased song from “Death Magnetic” sessions)
07. Blackened (with fan-club members Dennis, Annette Diaz)
08. Dirty Window (with Bob Rock)
09. Frantic (with Bob Rock)
10. Sabbra Cadabra (BLACK SABBATH cover) (with Geezer Butler)
11. Iron Man (BLACK SABBATH cover) (with Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler)
12. Paranoid (BLACK SABBATH cover) (with Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler)
13. King Nothing (w/ Jason Newsted)
14. Whiplash (w/ Jason Newsted)
15. Motorbreath (w/ Hugh Tanner)
16. Phantom Lord (w/ Dave Mustaine)
17. Jump In The Fire (w/ Dave Mustaine)
18. Metal Militia (w/ Dave Mustaine)
19. Hit The Lights (w/ Lloyd Grant, Dave Mustaine, Ron McGovney)
20. Seek & Destroy (w/ Jason Newsted, Dave Mustaine, Lloyd Grant, Ron McGovney, Hugh Tanner, Mark Osegueda, and THE SOUL REBELS)
The classic line-up of Black Sabbath – singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward – has officially reformed and has started rehearsals for a tour and a possible new studio album.
Often cited as the most influential band in heavy metal history, the classic line-up of Black Sabbath hasn’t performed together since 2006. Much talk of a reunion has circulated in recent years (Osbourne stated recently that he wouldn’t rule out getting back together on one condition: if “Geezer will stop moaning”), but nothing concrete has happened, until now.