Black Sabbath reunited for new album and tour
Veteran British rockers Black Sabbath ended months of rumours last night when they announced they are reuniting in their original four-man line-up for a new album and a world tour.
The band, which recorded its last studio album of all original material in 1978, told a Los Angeles news conference they would perform at the Download Festival in England in June 2012, and then embark on a world tour.
Guitarist Tommy Iommi, singer Ozzy Osbourne, bass player Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward first got together in 1969. After a revolving line-up for a number of years they got back together for the 1998 album 'Reunion' but split again afterward.