Yesterday, there were reports that ripped around the Internet claiming that the original lineup of Black Sabbath was getting back together, because, apparently, everyone wants to see metal performed by old men. Understandable, I guess. However, before the Internet could deliver a thinkpiece on the impact of Sabbath, Tony Iommi squashed the whole enterprise: He claims that the reports of the reunion are false, and he was quoted out of context in the piece. Here’s what Iommi said yesterday:
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 supporting the Home Of Metal exhibition was merely speculating shooting the breeze on something all of us get asked constantly, “Are you getting back together?” Thanks to the Internet it’s now gone round the world as some sort of “official” statement on my part; absolute nonsense. I hope he’s enjoyed his moment of glory, he won’t have another at my expense. To my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better.
So sorry fans of original heavy metal: No Sabbath reunion, at least for now. [Exclaim]