Tony Iommi Reveals If Black Sabbath Could Reunite

Tony Iommi Reveals If Black Sabbath Could Reunite
Original Photo Credit: Photobra (Adam Bielawski), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Ozzy Osbourne has been trying to get back on the stage in some capacity following a lengthy series of health issues. He was briefly booked for last fall’s Power Trip festival in California before he had to pull out of the show and was replaced by Judas Priest. 

However, it’s not just his solo material he hopes to one day play live again. Osbourne recently spoke on The Madhouse Chronicles, where he revealed that he would like to do one more Black Sabbath show with original drummer Bill Ward. “I can’t remember why Bill didn’t do it,” said Osbourne “I’ve gotta be truthful. It wasn’t really Black Sabbath because Bill wasn’t there. I mean, if you had Ginger Baker playing with The Beatles, it wouldn’t be The Beatles.”

Ozzy was then asked if he was happy about how Black Sabbath ended. “No. Because it wasn’t Black Sabbath that finished it. It’s unfinished. If they wanted to do one more gig with Bill, I would jump at the chance. Do you know what would be cool? If we went to a club or something unannounced and we just got up and did it. We started up in a club.”

In an interview with SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk, Black Sabbath, guitarist Tony Iommi said he’s not against the idea pitched by Ozzy, he’s just not sure if it will ever happen. “Oh dear,” he said. “Oh, as I said, we keep coming and going. It’s a funny old thing, really. I mean, God, we’ll be 90 by the time we do that.”

He continued: “It’d be a nice idea, but you know, you’re gonna get everybody going, ‘Oh, they’re doing it for the money, they’re doing it for this, they’re doing it for that.’ Well, it wouldn’t be, I mean, it’d be something that… it’d be a nice thing to actually do, but whether it happens will be another thing. But we’ll see. I mean, who knows?”

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