Tommy Iommi had an awkward moment in August when he told the Birmingham Mail he and Ozzy Osbourne were writing songs, but nobody was supposed to talk about it.
“Ozzy’s been the worst at trying to hold it back,” Iommi said. “He’s doing a lot of TV and he’s being asked stuff about a reunion and he’s going ‘well I never say never.’”
Iommi soon issued a statement, blaming the journalist for misinterpreting information. He was just “shooting the breeze” and “merely speculating.”
Maybe it got everybody in the band interested again. Look – we’re just sayin’ it would be interesting if the website is foreshadowing an announcement – one that could possibly take place at the Whiskey A Go-Go at 11:11 a.m. It would be really interesting if it was hosted by Henry Rollins, too. The Whiskey is where Black Sabbath started 41 years ago, opening for Alice Cooper.
OK, apparently that information has been floating about, but Black Sabbath’s management (also known as Sharon’s office) tells Pollstar there has not been any press release of any kind.
So we’ll just have to keep guessing what this 11.11.11 could possibly mean. We hope it’s not a press conference. Pollstar is holding its one-second party in the kitchen at 11:11:11. You’re welcome to drop by. But we call security on your ass at 11:11:13 … freeloader.