Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Busy Writing New Music

(Gibson) Tony Iommi has been hard at work, telling the U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, "What I'm doing now is writing. I've gone mad, writing loads of riffs again." Iommi said he is in close contact with Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell bandmate Geezer Butler, although it is unclear if the guitarist's new work will be part of a Black Sabbath reunion.

"I'm really enjoying it, putting stuff together. We will be doing something," he said. "I'm in touch with Geezer a lot now and we've been talking about what the next phase is going to be. It'll be great to get out and do something again. I don't normally say this, but there's some great ideas coming out. That's all I've got to do right now. Sit and write riffs!"

There have been rumors of a full Black Sabbath reunion, featuring Iommi, Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and drummer Bill Ward, but the members have done little more than say they're open to the idea. - more on this story

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