Monday Fresh: Ozzy Hints At New Sabbath Album Name

The band has written 15 songs so far, and Rick Rubin has motivated them to write a successor to their first album. Excited?

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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." Geezer Butler 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.

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    xHellbound
    Geezer Butler 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?" Smoke?
    iommi600
    "Next year - 2013 - is a good clue of what we'll call the album."
    Umm... Actually, it's not :p
    p_a_morgan
    Pit_ wrote: Ah crap! Is Rubin producing it? Means it'll be too loud with fuzzy and distorted, over the limit sound level.
    Soooo....It'll sound like Black Sabbath..
    YOURMOMSGUITAR
    This is the only news article today that isn't about someone doing something totally douchey.
    kratos379
    Lightning_Ray wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: "Ozzy is 2013 Years Old" ? His soul might be, but I bet his body has twice the age. Seriously, I can't think of anyone else who survived to so many drugs, alcohol and God knows what else.
    Keith Richards
    Seref
    "I Survived the Mayan Apocalypse and All I Got was This Stupid T Shirt"?
    zirkonflex
    Greg Fidelman is the one who ****s up the mixing actually, that's not Rubin, although hearing Rubin is in charge is usually impending doom to any project.
    Lightning_Ray
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: "Ozzy is 2013 Years Old" ?
    His soul might be, but I bet his body has twice the age. Seriously, I can't think of anyone else who survived to so many drugs, alcohol and God knows what else.
    Maestro1600
    Pit_ wrote: Ah crap! Is Rubin producing it? Means it'll be too loud with fuzzy and distorted, over the limit sound level.
    Yeah, just like his Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond stuff. Crazy distortion and wrecked levels...
    yaronbeery
    seems to be rubin's trade mark that whole "back to your roots" thing. it's the same thing he did with metallica with the death magnetic sessions. see how the sabbath boys' back to basics will turn out.
    EpicBeaver
    "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?"
    Imagine if they just re-released Paranoid..
    i_am_metalhead
    yaronbeery wrote: seems to be rubin's trade mark that whole "back to your roots" thing. it's the same thing he did with metallica with the death magnetic sessions. see how the sabbath boys' back to basics will turn out.
    You're obviously not familiar with Rick Rubin. He is the reason Slayer has sounded the same for the past 25 years. He's very good at getting bands to stick to a particular sound.
    Pit_ wrote: Ah crap! Is Rubin producing it? Means it'll be too loud with fuzzy and distorted, over the limit sound level.
    Too bad he had nothing to do with mixing Death Magnetic. Yeah, he was the producer and ultimately was in charge of the final mix, but when you're dealing with bands of that magnitude and you hire people who are supposed to be "professionals" to work for you then you, the producer, shouldn't have to babysit and make sure they do their job correctly.
    Kenjamin91
    yaronbeery wrote: seems to be rubin's trade mark that whole "back to your roots" thing. it's the same thing he did with metallica with the death magnetic sessions. see how the sabbath boys' back to basics will turn out.
    That's what I was thinking too. Unfortunately, that's about all he does apparently. He should actually stick around long enough and tell them what's working and what's not while they write it.
    Pit_
    Ah crap! Is Rubin producing it? Means it'll be too loud with fuzzy and distorted, over the limit sound level.
    slash_015
    After the apocalypse, or something like that? Postapocalyptic? Don't know
    rhs5110
    They'll probably just call it thirteen even tho megadeth just did that last year
    g.k
    nah it could be related to surviving the 2012 fiasco like Still Alive.
    im not mental
    Almse wrote: "survived the Apocalypse bullsh*t of 2012"?
    yeah i think it'll be something like this.
    almudjk
    xHellbound wrote: Geezer Butler 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?" Smoke?
    more like snort
    sgwizard92
    [quote]dezmoines333 wrote: how bout another self titled album for a new generation, could work too[/quote Why does this have 6 dislikes? It's not that bad of an idea. Compared to the other things you people are suggesting.
    Cool Guy Dave
    year of the snake, or something related to a snake probably cause 2013 would be the year of the snake
    geor4ge
    20-13 I would say. Hope bill and the rest sort everythong out before that. Wish that we had album update messages on youtube samples of what tjey are at. Wish I could hear
    Lightning_Ray
    kratos379 wrote: Keith Richards
    Didn't really think about him. Now THAT would make one hell of a bet!