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Black Sabbath To Hold Press Conference In Los Angeles

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According to the NME, the four original members of Black Sabbath has announced that they will be holding a press conference in Los Angeles, California on November 11th at 11:11am at the Whiskey A Go-Go. This was the same venue where Black Sabbath made their American debut on November 11th 1970, which fuels the expectation that this announcement will be to officially confirm the recent reunion rumours. The event will reportedly be hosted by spoken word artist and former Black Flag frontman, Henry Rollins. Stay tuned for further information.

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1. bramall94 writes:

YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Nov 4, 2011 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

I sure hope they announce that they're hitting the studio and not just announcing another tour of the same stuff they did on their last reunion.

# Nov 4, 2011 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

With Henry Rollins there, I'd be more excited about a Black Flag reunion, not that will ever happen.

# Nov 4, 2011 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DreamHeater writes:

Whenever I hear/read the phrase "press conference," I always think politics - and I'm afraid that's just what this (possible) reunion may be. Just politics. There's no way Black Sabbath actually wants to get back together for musical reasons... or at least I know Ozzy doesn't.

# Nov 4, 2011 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Cynic writes:

BG - Agreed.

# Nov 4, 2011 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

yea oz, never saw blackflag but would love to see rollins get them back together

# Nov 4, 2011 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZMA writes:

WWOOOOOOOOOT!!

# Nov 4, 2011 @ 9:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. psythe writes:

*Read bit in article about Black Sabbath possible reunion*

Excite :)


*Read bit in article about Henry Rollins*

FVCK YEAH HENRY ROLLINS!! :D

# Nov 4, 2011 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Egads! writes:

Black Sabbath awesome ... Henry Rollins not awesome. Sad but true. I like his music. I enjoy his spoken word, but the man is a rude jerk. One of the most disappointing nights of my life was meeting him. Ozzy on the other hand was super cool, nice as could be. Ah well ... in the end, I pretty much just want to hear their music so ... Black Flag with Rollins again could be fun. The thought of Black Sabbath recording new music gives me goose bumps. I so hope it happens.

# Nov 5, 2011 @ 4:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. WOLF7 writes:

I'm not excited about a Black Sabbath reunion or a new album. I just cannot see them being anywhere near the level they once were at or even doing a half decent job.

# Nov 5, 2011 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Diamond Oz writes:

Agreed with Wolf. Don't care about the Sabbath reunion in the slightest.

# Nov 5, 2011 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^well the Heaven and Hell album with Dio was the sh**, and that was more or less Sabbath+Dio. And I think the last Ozzy album was criminally underrated. Black Rain was sh**, but honestly the last one was really great, admittedly because of Gus G, but still.

I'm not excited for Black Sabbath reunion, but I'm not against it either, it could be good.

That having been said, I think I stated it somewhere else on the site, I wont be happy till Phil Anselmo is the lead singer of Black Sabbath.

# Nov 5, 2011 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RTB writes:

Ive only seen sabbath once, id like to see them once more live
agreed with FAN

# Nov 5, 2011 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Netromancer writes:

Honestly would rather have seen Heaven & Hell before Dio passed on. The records Ronnie did solo and with H&H over the last 5 years blow away anything Ozzy has done in the last decade. Not to mention singing on one of the best live albums I've ever heard. (Heaven & Hell Live at Radio City Music Hall. Do yourself a favor and check it out if you haven't) Honestly if there's no reality show or commercial being filmed I'm surprised Ozzy showed up. Don't get me wrong, Ozzy has done some amazing stuff, but the man is a corporate tool these days.

# Nov 5, 2011 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Dave124 writes:

new material or new tour atleast we will get something from this press conference

# Nov 5, 2011 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. bentrom writes:

Netromancer absolutely nailed it. Read his message and soak in the perfection of what he has typed onto this thread..

# Nov 5, 2011 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. spiral_architect writes:

THE 11/11/11 BLACK SABBATH ANNOUNCEMENT POTENTIALLY HOLDS SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OF THIS YEAR. THE OTHER ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IS SURE TO REVEAL VERY IMPORTANT NEWS IS THE FORTHCOMING VAN HALEN STATEMENT AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.

# Nov 5, 2011 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. ZMA writes:

Yea I'm definitely excited about this. The original lineup of the band the literally birthed one of the greatest genres in the history of music getting back together. After all these years, I don't think that any of them are gonna put on a sh** show because if they couldn't do it I don't think they would. I know Iommi and Geezer will be ok. I'm sure Ward will too. Ozzy just doesn't give a fvck, he'll sing weather it's bad or not. But he's been pretty on his game these past few years and he was good at Ozzfest last year.
So I think this will be a good reunion and a good album if they do one. Like FAN I thought the Heaven and Hell stuff was amazing, and the 3 new songs off the Dio Years Sabbath album.

FAN, I'd actually be really interested to see a project with Phil and Iommi. He did stuff on Iommi's solo album that was good. I'd also be interested to see him do more work with Serj Tankian cause he was good too on that album. Iommi never disappoints imo.

# Nov 6, 2011 @ 1:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Drum_Junkie writes:

Yea Z, that Iommi album is great! Billy Idol and Billy Corgan both surprised me on that one. Sadly though, the worst track on there IMO is the one with Ozzy.

I still hope this turns into a good album and not Never Say Die II.

# Nov 6, 2011 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

black sabbath reunion would be awesome beyond compare...just make sure to do a few shows in florida

# Nov 6, 2011 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. haha writes:

If they make a new album, you KNOW it'll be better than Technical Ecstasy and Never Say Die, at the very least. Those were the weakest Ozzy-era albums by FAR

# Nov 7, 2011 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metaljus writes:

want to see them but in a smaller venue

# Nov 7, 2011 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. ZMA writes:

DJ, I gotta sit and listen to that Ozzy track. I actually never got a chance to REALLY listen to it. That sucks that it's not that good though. I have a feeling it'll be a good album if they do one.

# Nov 8, 2011 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Tough to get excited over this after seeing Heaven and Hell three times. At this point, the press conference I want to hear is Ozzy saying, "I am leaving Sharon for good. The soulless skank shall have a restraining order to stay 100 miles from me at all times"

/m\

# Nov 8, 2011 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. BrunoHockalugie writes:

and f*** Rollins! Give me Keith Morris or even Dez anyday. What the hell is he even doing "hosting" a press conference. Did VH1 lock the studio doors this week or something?

# Nov 8, 2011 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. R10 writes:

Im mixed on a potential reunion. I know Iommi still has riffs left in him,but i worry about Ozzy keeping up his end of the bargain. Cant imagine a Sabbath record with auto tuned vocals. A tours probably good for folks who have not seen them. Anyways... A Black Flag reunion with Morris or Dez would be incredible. I dont think Ginn would want any part anyways,but it sounds good Bruno.

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