Speculation concerning a Black Sabbath reunion INCLUDING Ozzy Osbourne arose in August, when the Birmingham Mail reported that guitarist Tony Iommi said the original lineup was working on new material. Iommi instantly back-tracked on his official website, expressing his disappointment about these statements – reportedly told in confidence – being made public. But he never actually denied the possibility of this collaboration.
In an Interview with Billboard.com regarding his upcoming second book, “Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy,” Osbourne also commented on the Sabbath reunion rumors: “Yes, it’s a very, very strong possibility. It’s in the very early stages, so we haven’t recorded anything yet. If it works out, it’ll work out. If it doesn’t, I’ll keep doing my thing.” he says of getting the old band back together.
It’s for sure that in fact nothing is for sure, but with the last album featuring Ozzy out some 30 years ago, Black Sabbath manage to stay in the headlines unlike most other bands.