For a full 24 hours we rejoiced at the prospect of seeing the ORIGINAL line-up of Black Sabbath reuniting for a new album and tour, but just as we were dusting off our copies of Paranoid, guitarist Tommi Iommi has dismissed comments allegedly made by himself as nonsense.
The Birmingham Mail reported yesterday that Tommy had told them, “I think the stuff we’ve been writing is really good. It’s more back to the old original stuff,” but it seems he’s been misquoted.
“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.”
The original quotes which had also stated that, “It’s all been very hush-hush. Ozzy’s been the worst at trying to hold it back… he told me ‘I don’t know what to say.’” were furthed explained away by Tommy on on his own site, Iommi.com.
“At the time I was supporting the Home Of Metal exhibition and 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 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 should have we. So should have we.