Kelly And Jack Osbourne Comments Rekindle Sabbath Rumours
Comments made by Jack and Kelly Osbourne at the premiere of new Ozzy flick ‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’ – at which there was no sign of Ozzy himself – have led to recent rumours of a Black Sabbath reunion being kicked back into fifth gear.
To see the comments, have a look at the video below (please note: text and commentary in video come from Artisan News)…
We’re all so dumbfounded by the Sabbath saga that we’ve put together this handy timeline of recent events to try and sooth our fragile brains. Check it out!
NEVER SAY DIE: THE GREAT SABBATH RUMOUR MILL
After sporadic reunions and a successful Download show in 2005, the Sabbs go on “indefinite hiatus”. Ozzy continues his solo career while Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler reconvene with Ronnie James Dio and one-time Sabbath drummer Vincent Appice under the banner Heaven And Hell.
Speculation of a fresh reunion commences with comments Ozzy makes during an interview with Rolling Stone while promoting new album ‘Scream’. “I never say never anymore, because you never know what’s going to come around,” says the Ozzman. “I love those guys.”
Geezer Butler adds more fuel on the fire. “You know, it would be nice to finish the whole thing off with one last tour,” he muses. “We’re all getting a bit old now, so time is running out. I wouldn’t say no!”
Around the same time, rumbles from the Ozzy camp add that it’s “very, very possible that the original Sabbath are gonna finally do the ultimate Sabbath album, and we’re gonna do a tour.”
Tony Iommi admits that he and Geezer Butler are working on new material. “What I’m doing now is writing,” the guitarist reveals. “I’m really enjoying it, putting stuff together. We will be doing something. I’m in touch with Geezer a lot now and we’ve been talking about what the next phase is going to be.“
Geezer Butler quashes the mounting excitement and speculation by commenting to Noisecreep; “It’s not going to happen next year . The idea of doing another Sabbath tour always comes up. It’s just something that’s always talked about and there if we want to do it.”
Geezer goes one step further by stating on his website; “I would like to make it clear, because of mounting speculation and rumors, that there will be no reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.” Balls.
August 16 2011
A local Brummie newspaper reports that the original lineup of Black Sabbath are to reform and work on new material, quoting Tony Iommi as saying, “We’re really looking forward to it and I think the stuff we’ve been writing is really good. It’s more back to the old original stuff.’’ The internet rejoices in one big collective riff-wank.
The following day, the internet rejoices in one big collective cry when an enraged Iommi states; “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 now gone round the world as some sort of ‘official’ statement on my part; absolute nonsense.”
Iommi’s manager Ralph Baker suggests that all isn’t lost by adding that Iommi “was not saying that it wasn’t true. We haven’t got anything in place. He’s not denying that the guys have been talking but there’s nothing in the way that’s been implied in the statements that you made.”
Comments by Kelly and Jack Osbourne suggest that Ozzy might be up to something with his Sabbath buddies after all. The plot thickens…again.