BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has told Terrorizer that the original line-up of the band – also featuring singer Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward – have been rehearsing for the rumoured reunion tour that could begin early next year.
“We’ve had a rehearsal and played some of the old stuff and to be together again was great. We’re all on good terms and we’re at a stage where we can play together again. It would be good if we could and I suppose it’s the closest it’s been to be able to do that. It could happen!”
Iommi spoke with Andrew Williams from Metro.co.uk recently about his new autobiography, life as a rock star and whether Ozzy Osbourne will ever rejoin the band. Here are a few excerpts from the chat:
Metro.co.uk: What’s your relationship with Ozzy Osbourne like now?
Iommi: “It’s good. We’ve had our ups and downs in the past but it’s been blown out of proportion to the point where, from the outside it looks really bitter, but we’ve never really fallen out.”
Metro.co.uk: Will you record with him again?
Iommi: “Who knows? It’s like when we had Ronnie James Dio with us, we broke up, got back together, did another album and tour. You can never tell. We got back together with Ozzy in 1997 and toured so you never know what’s around the corner.”
Metro.co.uk: What have you got left to achieve in your career?
Iommi: “I’m doing the soundtrack to three horror films, which I’m looking forward to. I’ve got a lot of ideas but won’t know where to start until I see the films.”
Read the entire interview here.