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Black Sabbath not reforming

By | Published on Wednesday 16 February 2011

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has said categorically that the original line up of his band will not be getting back together to record a new album. So there.

Last month Ozzy Osbourne told the lengthily-named 95.5 KLOS Southern California’s Best Rock: “I often get asked this question: ‘Will there ever be a [new Black Sabbath] album?’ One thing I can say for definite [is] we are all talking, we are all friends. But it’s been 30 years since we did a studio album – if it’s not something extra, extra special, the people are gonna go: ‘We waited 30 years [for this…]’ But before my life’s over, I would love… my dream is to do the ultimate Black Sabbath album; I would love to do that”.

You’ll notice that Ozzy doesn’t actually say they’re doing anything, but seemingly people have taken the “we are all talking” part and stretched it out into “we are all in the studio recording a new album right this very second”.

Putting an end to all of that, Butler posted a statement on his own website this week, saying: “I would like to make it clear, because of mounting speculation and rumours, that there will be definitely NO reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour”.