For the first time since their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed that the original line-up have started rehearsing together.
The band – completed by vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Bill Ward – were rumoured to have got together earlier in the year to begin work on a new album. However, Iommi was quick to dismiss the claims, saying his quotes were taken out of context and off the record.
But in a new interview with Terrorizer magazine, Iommi says that the quartet have started playing together again and hasn’t ruled out a tour in the near future.
"We’ve had a rehearsal and played some of the old stuff and to be together again was great," says the guitarist. "We’re all on good terms and we’re at a stage where we can play together again. It would be good if we could and I suppose it’s the closest it’s been to be able to do that. It could happen!"