Tony Iommi: 'Sabbath are in rehearsals, but not reunited

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The original line-up of Black Sabbath have already rehearsed together at an undisclosed location, though remain cautious about deeming it a full reunion, according to Tony Iommi.

The legendary guitarist recently took part in an interview with digital radio station Planet Rock, telling them:

"There's no definite decision on anything at the moment, but at least it's going… We're all talking to each other. We've met up, had a play, and it was great."

Iommi also added that the band are being careful not to make promises they can't keep, as he told the radio station:

"We're taking it steady, because these things have a tendency to backfire. 'Oh, you said you were getting back together, but you haven't.' …It would be nice to think we could, and I think we would all like to do it, but it's a bit more involved than that."

The news follows a long string of rumours about a Black Sabbath reunion, but a concrete 'official' announcement is yet to come.

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.