Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tony Iommi On The Future Of Heaven & Hell, Black Sabbath : "We’d Like To Do Something, And Carry On Playing"

Black Sabbath  guitar legend Tony Iommi spoke to Paul Cole from about a number of topics including the Heaven & Hell one-off show - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio, which will be held at the High Voltage Festival  on Saturday, July 24th and will feature the vocals of Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion) and Jorn Lande (Masterplan).

“This will be the very last gig we play as Heaven & Hell,” reveals Iommi. “We chose the name because the band comprised the Black Sabbath line-up that made the Heaven & Hell album. We couldn’t carry on under that name without Ronnie. It just wouldn’t be right, and none of us has the desire to do that. We wouldn’t call ourselves Black Sabbath either.”

When asked about what's next for Iommi he responds: “We’d like to do something, and carry on playing. But in what form – and with what singer – I don’t know. Geezer (Butler) is back in Britain this week so we can rehearse for the tribute. Maybe then we’ll have time to see what the future holds.”

So is a full-blown Black Sabbath reunion on the cards, or have too many harsh words been spoken? Tony is not ruling anything out.

“I spoke to Ozzy while I was in Los Angeles after Ronnie’s funeral, and he said he’d give me a call when he got to England on his own tour,” he reveals. "But I’ve not had that telephone call yet. Ozzy and I have a complicated relationship but we’ve always kept in touch, no matter what else might have been going on. Would I play with Ozzy again? Who knows? It’s weird with me and Ozzy. There can be all sorts of shit going on but when we talk, it’s like nothing bad has ever happened. Once the tribute is done, we can all sit down and decide what it is exactly that we’d like to do.”

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