Original Black Sabbath Reunite for New Album and Tour

11/11/2011
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(hennemusic) The original four members of Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward) have reunited to record their first new studio album in 33 years with producer Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year) and to embark on a massive world tour in 2012.

The reunited Sabbath, along with Rubin, all gathered today on 11/11/11 to announce the news at a Los Angeles press conference at the legendary club, the Whisky A Go-Go, the site of the groundbreaking and influential band's first L.A. concert exactly 41 years ago (Nov 11, 1970). The event was hosted by the revered musical and spoken word artist Henry Rollins who has said that "Any band worth their weight in napalm wishes they had written 'War Pigs.'"

Next summer, Black Sabbath will headline the mammoth multi-day UK Download Festival in the U.K. on June 10. The new album will then be supported with a worldwide headline arena tour (dates TBA). more on this story

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