Ozzy Osbourne has hinted at the title of the new Black Sabbath album while the band updated fans on their recording process.
The singer says they've written about 15 songs, but they'll keep writing anyway. "Where would we be now musically if we'd stayed together?" Ozzy asks himself.
"It’s certainly taken on the flavour of the old stuff, but we’ve put a newer look on it," he added. "Next year - 2013 - is a good clue of what we'll call the album."
says producer Rick Rubin
has been motivating the band to revive their old style of writing: "He sat us down, put the first album on and said 'listen to this', imagine it's 1969, you've just done that, what would you do next?
Meanwhile, Tony Iommi says their homecoming show in Birmingham last month was a huge morale boost after months of fighting cancer.
"What I’ve gone through the last year, I’ve been living in a different world. To be able to come back on stage and get that is fantastic," he said. "It really boosts you up."
Iommi briefly commented on the difficult situation with their original drummer Bill Ward, who declined to partake in the reunion because of difficulty negotiating a contract.
"We’ve had our ups and downs over the years, feuds, this, that and the other," said Iommi. "It all sorts out and the friendship never goes away, whatever’s going on. This band is strange like that."
Can you guess what the album title will be from Ozzy's clue of "2013"? Add your guess below.