Week’s Worst Kept Secret: Black Sabbath Reunites

Ozzy, Tony, Bill and Geezer (collective age:  250) announced today (11-11-11) at the Whiskey A Go-Go in LA that they’re getting back together for a studio album (the first with Ozzy since Never Say Die in 1978) and a humungous world tour in 2012.

Let’s hope the new album is better than that 78 release.  Figures are a bit sketchy through the 70s and 80s, but it can be stated as fact that the album has only sold 133,000 copies since the beginning of the Soundscan era in 1991.  Then again, Rick Rubin–a hardcore metalmaniac–is producing.

No matter.  People will come out to hear “Paranoid,” “War Pigs” and “Iron Man” one more time.  Hell, I will.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to snort some ants in celebration.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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