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Ozzy’s Encouraging Words on the New Black Sabbath: ‘We Just Do What We Always Did’

After 35 years, countless comings and goings, multiple health scares, and at least one aborted reunion attempt, (most of) the classic Black Sabbath lineup is finally back together and ready for the world to hear some new music.

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Phish Covers Black Sabbath and Steve Miller Band at New Year’s Eve Concert

Phish has earned a reputation for peppering its set lists with left-field covers over the years, and the band held true to form during its 2012 New Year's Eve show on Dec. 31, treating the audience to Phish-ified versions of hits by Black Sabbath and the Steve Miller Band.

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Ozzy Osbourne Explains Why the Time is Finally Right for Black Sabbath Reunion

The Black Sabbath reunion has certainly had its share of complications, but as far as Ozzy Osbourne is concerned, the relationships between the members of the band are better than ever.

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Tony Iommi to Detail Lymphoma Battle in Paperback Release of ‘Iron Man’ Memoir

One year ago Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath released his memoir, 'Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell With Black Sabbath.' The hard cover book came just before his lymphoma diagnosis, leaving the full story untold. That will change this fall when Iommi releases the paperback version.

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Tony Iommi Says ‘No’ to Bill Ward’s Return To Black Sabbath

The reunion of Black Sabbath this year has taken place without original drummer Bill Ward, who is not participating due to a contract dispute. Throughout the ordeal, we have seen Ward say that he would love to play with them again, and Ozzy Osbourne state that his old friend is welcome. So, we've been asking, what's been stopping them from working out a deal?

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Ozzy Osbourne Looking Forward to Black Sabbath’s Australian Tour

With a new album, a tour of Australia and now a headlining gig at a Japanese version of Ozzfest, 2013 is looking to be a big year for the reunited Black Sabbath. In a new interview, Ozzy Osbourne said that he can't wait to perform in Australia with his old mates for the first time in nearly 40 years.

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Black Sabbath Assembling 15 Songs for New Album

It's no secret that the members of Black Sabbath have been in the studio recording their first album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's 'Never Say Die!' According to a new report, the group are partway through the recording of 15 new tracks, 12 of which will comprise the album that the band hope to release next year.

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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Issues Statement on Lymphoma Diagnosis

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath has issued a thankful and optimistic statement regarding his recent lymphoma diagnosis via his official website. Earlier this week the guitar legend revealed the news through a band-issued press release, prompting an outpouring of support and concern from fans and peers alike.

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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Diagnosed with Lymphoma

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, and is currently working with doctors to determine the best possible treatment routine.

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Black Sabbath Turns Up in Metallica’s Latest 30th Anniversary Show Video Recap

James Hetfield wasn’t joking when he said Metallica had some “awesome, different surprises” in store for the fourth night of his band’s 30th anniversary celebration last month in San Francisco.

The guests on Dec. 10 at the Fillmore included Black Sabbath‘s Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler, and their performance of “Paranoid” with Metallica is part of an authorized 44-minute video that recently hit the Internet.

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Black Sabbath Officially Announce Reunion, New Album and 2012 World Tour

Black Sabbath‘s original lineup has officially announced that they will reunite in 2012, kicking off a world tour by headlining the Download Festival in England on June 10. That will be followed by more concerts and the fall release of the band’s first album together in 33 years.

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Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath Reunion: ‘We’re Just at the Gates’

Ozzy Osbourne is a doctor. Well, not really. OK, not at all. But Ozzy has lived through enough medical disasters – LSD binges, a near-fatal all-terrain vehicle crash, a brush with rabies after biting the head off a bat – to know a thing or two about survival.

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