The original lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, and Bill Ward has officially reformed and have begun rehearsing for an upcoming reunion tour and possible studio album.
According to metaltalk.net, Osbourne, Iommi, Butler and Ward came to a decision 14 days ago to go ahead with the reunion, and this morning (Monday 15 August) the group convened in a secret rehearsal studio to begin to begin working on a live set - and what will hopefully be a new album.
According to BirminghamMail.net, Iommi said the following:
"We're really looking forward to it and I think the stuff we've been writing is really good. It's more back to the old original stuff.
It's all been very hush-hush. Ozzy's been the worst at trying to hold it back. He's doing a lot of TV and he's being asked stuff about a reunion and he's going, 'Well, I never say never.' He told me, 'I don't know what to say.'"
UPDATE: Tony Iommi has since stated this story is a lie and that the reporter from BirminghamMail used an old interview. Click here for more details