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Tony Iommi Responds To Black Sabbath Reunion News Story

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Tony Iommi has commented on news that has been circulating since yesterday of a Black Sabbath reunion:

"I'm saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Black Sabbath reunion.

"At the time I was supporting the Home of Metal exhibition and was merely speculating, shooting the breeze, on something all of us get asked constantly, 'Are you getting back together?'"

"Thanks to the internet it's gone round the world as some sort of 'official' statement on my part, absolute nonsense. I hope he's enjoyed his moment of glory, he won't have another at my expense.

"to my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better.
All the best, Tony"

While Iommi may feel betrayed by the article, the quotes are a little too specific - unless completely fabricated, which he did not contend - to deny the reunion is taking place. We'll post more information on the matter as it becomes available.

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1. Snake_Boy writes:

Ah f***!

# Aug 16, 2011 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. greyback writes:

Crap.

# Aug 16, 2011 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RTB writes:

Great
thanks for the c0cktease birmingham
you wankers

# Aug 16, 2011 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. R10 writes:

I think it still happens. Iommi probably made some off the record comments to this journalist who then chose to treat it as an official statement. Something this big,theres usually a big press conferance with all the band members presant. Who knows,maybe thats coming soon. No other members have come out with statements denying this. Youd think Sharon and her team would be all over this if it wasnt true.

# Aug 16, 2011 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Brucezombie writes:

The quotes that this reporter took from Iommi aren't vague statements at all. He comes just short of out right saying we are reuniting. I really hope the reporter didn't just make those statements up. because if he didn't, this reunion sounds like it's still going to happen. I'm thinking (more hoping) Iommi just wants to keep it quiet still.

I'll be p***ed if it doesn't, because I was telling everyone at work today about them getting back together. and now I'm gonna look like a f***ing lair.

# Aug 16, 2011 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. spiral_architect writes:

i'm wagering the reunion is for real. iommi is just saying he is mad the reporter spilled the beans.

# Aug 16, 2011 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZMA writes:

Ok. I think if the reunion wasn't happening, Iommi would've flat out said it's not happening and that the reporter was wrong. So I'm pretty sure the reunion will still happen.

# Aug 16, 2011 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Arnian writes:

Iommi probably wants to keep it a secret until they're 100% sure they can commit to it. An interesting quote from Ozzy in May in this context:

I'd love to do another great BLACK SABBATH album to say, "Here we are. We can still do what we started out to do." But the longer it goes on, the more pressure it is, 'cause I don't want people to go, "We waited so many years for this and this is all you have to offer?" The pressure's on if you're gonna do that. You really have to be dedicated to what you do. If it's meant to happen, it'll happen; if it's not meant to happen, it won't.

From here: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=158726

# Aug 17, 2011 @ 1:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. WOLF7 writes:

Nah, based on Iommi's posting, it's not gonna happen, or that's how I got it, anyway

# Aug 17, 2011 @ 4:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. wilco writes:

damm became happy over nothing

# Aug 25, 2011 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathbringer writes:

Don't give up hope Wilco - no one has denied it still!

# Aug 25, 2011 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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