Cancer Not Stopping Black Sabbath

(Rock News Desk) Tony Iommi isn't letting his cancer get the better of him, says Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. Instead, the iconic guitarist has written two new songs since being diagnosed with lymphoma at Christmas, and is continuing work on the band's first original-lineup album since 1978.

Iommi, Butler, frontman Ozzy Osbourne and drummer Bill Ward decided to move their recording operation from the US to the UK to make the guitarist's health battle easier. He's now receiving treatment for the form of cancer which attacks the immune system, and early indications suggest he's responding well.

Butler says: "We got the engines back up and running at Tony's home studio. Far from being down and depressed about his diagnosis, Tony had already written the music for two new songs. more on this story

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