This website does readability filtering of other pages. All styles, scripts, forms and ads are stripped. If you want your website excluded or have other feedback, use this form.

Black Sabbath reunites without Ozzy | Breaking News | News.com.au

success fail Dec OCT Apr 26 2008 2009 2013 12 captures 07 Dec 2008 - 07 Jul 2018 About this capture COLLECTED BY Organization: Alexa Crawls Starting in 1996, Alexa Internet has been donating their crawl data to the Internet Archive. Flowing in every day, these data are added to the Wayback Machine after an embargo period. Collection: alexa_web_2009 this data is currently not publicly accessible. TIMESTAMPS Welcome to NEWS.com.au. Skip to: Search Box Section Navigation Network Navigation Content View the Sitemap

news.com.au Network
news.com.au
FOX SPORTS
Newspapers
CareerOne
Carsguide
TrueLocal
Real Estate
MySpace AU

    Breaking News

    News

    News

    Black Sabbath reunites without Ozzy

    By Dean Goodman in Los Angeles

    Reuters

    October 26, 2006 11:19am

    OZZY Osbourne's bandmates in British heavy metal group Black Sabbath have reunited without the singer for a planned tour early near year.

    The threesome have joined forces with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who sang in the band during two stints in the 1980s and 1990s after Osbourne was ousted for his prodigious drug abuse, but will bill themselves as "Heaven and Hell".

    Lest anyone think that Osbourne has been ostracised again, representatives for the so-called "Prince of Darkness" issued a statement announcing "there is only one Black Sabbath", and that he would join forces with his old Birmingham buddies for a tour and new album late next year.

    Original Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Dio "are working on a project together which has nothing to do with Black Sabbath," the statement said. "However, Ozzy wishes Tony and Ronnie much success in their project together."

    The members of Heaven and Hell - Dio, Iommi, bass player Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward - were not available for comment. The group's spokeswoman said Dio and Iommi were in England writing songs together.

    The combo takes its name from the first album Dio recorded with Black Sabbath in 1980. This line-up recorded another studio album in 1981 and a live album in 1982, after which Dio quit. He reportedly complained there were not enough photos of him in the live album artwork, while Iommi reportedly referred to the diminutive headbanger as a "little Hitler".

    After a stint at the helm of a successful 1980s metal band bearing his last name, Dio briefly rejoined Black Sabbath a decade later, by which time Iommi was the only original member left and the group had lost most of its fans.

    The founding foursome, famed for such jarring metal anthems as Paranoid and War Pigs, buried their various hatchets in the mid-1990s for a successful series of tours, although plans for a new album never came to fruition.

    After years of being snubbed, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.

    Osbourne concurrently found mainstream notoriety as a reality TV star, thanks to his role as the perpetually confused paterfamilias in MTV's The Osbournes.

    Advertisement

    Today's news highlights

    Most popular

    1. Bullock in custody battle with porn star
    2. Noah Cyrus, 9, in dominatrix costume outrage
    3. Bra Boy Jai Abberton locked up
    4. Teacher may lose job over Penthouse pics
    5. Chang's murderer to leave jail early
    6. 'Corby's world of drugs, sex, murder'
    7. Idol star admits: I was a boozing bisexual
    8. Dying woman's plea: Do the right thing
    9. Wacky graffiti artist tags hay crop
    10. Woman dies in horrific truck smash
    1. Can we just be friends or am I wrecking h...
    2. Should I kiss and tell?
    3. Wayne Carey respectfully remorseful?
    4. Now that’s excess baggage
    5. Is your email address killing your job hunt?
    6. The sexiest thing about a man is…
    7. MacChat App Store too much of a good thing?
    8. Can I make my partner choose between me a...
    9. Do we need another hero?
    10. How do I deal with a difficult stepdaughter?

    More most popular

    SPONSORED LINKS

    Features

    Health & Lifestyle

    CHECK up on the latest medical breakthroughs and health news with the latest stories from around Australia and overseas.

      More features

      Advertisement

      Galleries

      • IFBB Australian Championships

        FROM ripped hulksters to glamourous Amazonias, bodybuilders from across the country showed off their muscles for the Australian leg of the International Federation Bodybuilding championships

        • World-eye view - October 18, 2009

          FROM pampered pooches to water-park-themed cruise ships, we take a look at the best photos from around the world this week.

          • Balloon boy hoax

            A six-year-old boy climbs into a balloon, which slips its tethers and floats away, sparking a heart-stopping drama shown on live TV. But it's not true.

            • 2009 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Awards

              MEET Australia's best photojournalists as the finalists in the 2009 Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Awards are announced.

              • New Zealand tsunami watch

                What do you do when there is a tsunami warning? If you're in New Zealand head for the beach, of course.

                • Manila floods 2009

                  TROPICAL storm Ketsana dumped the heaviest rain on The Philippines capital in more than 40 years.

                  More galleries

                  Advertisement

                  More news

                  Breaking

                  Kenyan mob beheads two 'gang members'

                  A MOB in central Kenya has beheaded two suspected members of the Mungiki, a gang itself famous for decapitating its victims, police say.

                    More Breaking News

                    Top

                    APEC key to asylum seeker deal

                    CANBERRA and Jakarta might use the APEC summit to discuss dealing with people smugglers.

                      More Top stories

                      Inside

                      Latest

                      APEC key to asylum seeker deal

                      CANBERRA and Jakarta might use the APEC summit to discuss dealing with people smugglers.

                      More latest news

                      Business

                      Don't allow rich to hide: ACTU

                      THE ACTU has urged Treasury to tackle the use of trusts and other avoidance schemes.

                      More business

                      Money

                      To rent or to buy: weighing up the options

                      CRUNCHING the numbers can produce almost any answer you like, depending on interest rates, house prices and rental costs.

                      More money

                      Entertainment

                      Muse named world's best band

                      BRITISH rock group Muse was named the best act in the world at the Q awards overnight.

                      More entertainment

                      Travel

                      Customer fury over airline service

                      PASSENGERS have swamped Consumer Affairs angry about poor customer service.

                      More travel

                      Technology

                      Beauty is all in the eyes and the genes

                      IT'S a question many women ask ... will they look like their mums when they age? Science knows.

                      More technology

                      Advertisement

                      Get More from NEWS.com.au

                      Copyright 2009 News Limited. All times AEDT (GMT + 11)