After the initial uncertainty, reunited Black Sabbath
members now seem quite keen on delivering more fresh material in the near future.
As Rolling Stone
caught up with this year's Grammy
winners, a question was raised about the band's future plans and the possibility of composing new tunes. "We're going back on the road,"
singer Ozzy Osbourne
replied. "We haven't really spoken about it beyond that. I'm down for it."Tony Iommi
seemed equally enthusiastic, simply adding, "Absolutely."
Giving a brief health report, the guitarist also noted, "Feeling OK, yeah. I just get tired. Apart from that, I'm all right."
In related news, estranged Sabbath drummer Bill Ward
warned young drummers to be cautious with the contracts they sign, the very reason behind his rift with the iconic metal act. "I stand for the students; I stand for all the kids learning to play drums. I stand for them in every single way,"
he said while receiving lifetime achievement award at this year's Bonzo Bash
."They have to look after their livelihood very carefully,"
Ward noted (via Classic Rock
). "They have to take care of it contractually very carefully. The drummer has to take care of himself."