Geezer: “No Sabbath Reunion, Dammit!”


Ronnie James Dio definitely not getting involved, either…


By Perez Mills


That big, sustained groaning sound that resembles a stoner saying,
“Bummmmmerrrrrrrr” that you hear? It’s millions of Black Sabbath fans having
their dreams of a Sabbath reunion scotched by original bassist Geezer Butler.


Various media outlets had been reporting over the past few
weeks that a reunion of Butler, vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi
and drummer Bill Ward might be in the works (they last played together in
1997), apparently stemming from a comment Osbourne made to Australia’s ABC News
radio: “(We are) in the talking process… The problem that we have is
that if we do an album and it’s anything less than where we left off, it’s
gonna be a big anticlimax.”


Count on that anticlimax, kids. Butler issued a semi-definitive statement
this morning that cuts to the chase:


“I would like to make it clear, because of mounting
speculation and rumours, that there will be definitely no reunion of all four
original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.”





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