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Posted on Dec 05, 2012 08:39 am
Legendary Ozzy Osbourne has found the perfect location to spend his 64th birthday this Monday - an LA recording studio in which he was laying down some vocal tracks for an upcoming Black Sabbath album.
Osbourne posted the photo via his official Twitter page where he can be seen recording in a studio along with a message: "Spending my birthday tracking vocals on the new Black Sabbath album."
Ozzy revealed that the band has "done about 15 songs" for their reunion album, the first one since 1978's "Never Say Die!".
"It's been more than 30 years since I really seriously worked with the guys. We had a try a few years back but nothing came of it. But for some reason the timing is right. Black Sabbath is very unique in the respect that nothing is formulated. It's very unpredictable. I just hope the people who have waited all these years aren't disappointed."
"But we've done it all so what it boils down to now is the music. And that's what got us where we are in the first place. We have come through the other side, we're still able to work together, and that's where the enjoyment comes from. It's been a lot of fun making this record."
After various speculations about several new songs already been recorded, guitarist Tony Iommi came out and stated that this is not the case.
"We've written 15 songs and we've played them all. But now, at the moment, we're recording them. We recorded them at my house first, in England, just as demos, but now we're doing them for real. So we're about six tracks in now, at the moment", explained Iommi.
Can't wait to hear new Sabbath songs? Hoping for a new "Iron Man" or rather feeling skeptical about the whole thing? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.