Legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne will guest on tomorrow morning’s (Thursday, October 13) edition of NBC‘s crown jewel, the “Today”show, at 8:15 a.m.
Ozzy has told Billboard.com that a reunion of the original BLACK SABBATH lineup is a “very, very strong possibility,” adding, “It’s in the very early stages, so we haven’t recorded anything yet. If it works out, it’ll work out. If it doesn’t, I’ll keep doing my thing.” Ozzy was asked about the topic while discussing his upcoming second book, “Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy”, which came out on Tuesday (October 11).
The Birmingham Mail reported in August that the original SABBATH lineup — Ozzy, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward — had begun rehearsing and writing music in secret for a new album. The Mail based its story around remarks made by Iommi, who later said the comments were off the record and taken out of context. Iommi‘s manager, however, did not deny that a reunion was underway.
Speculation about a reunion was fueled later that month when Ozzy skipped the Hollywood premiere of the documentary about his life, “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne”. Both his son Jack and daughter Kelly hinted at the time that their dad was “doing something that is very, very exciting.”
SABBATH did try to record a new album 12 years ago, the original lineup’s first since 1978, but abandoned the attempt after just a couple of songs. The original lineup has not toured together since summer 2005 and last appeared together when they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006.
“Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy” is a collection of Ozzy‘s health and sex advice columns of the same name that have been published in Rolling Stone and the U.K.’s Sunday Times magazine.