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Tony Iommi Dishes on His Current Relationship With Ozzy Osbourne

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Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is about to release his autobiography, ‘Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell With Black Sabbath.’ The master of the riff promises to reveal all about the band’s inner workings in the tell-all book. Perhaps inspired by his own work, Iommi offered some insight into his relationship with original Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne during an interview with Metro.

“It’s good,” stated Iommi of his current relationship with Osbourne. “We’ve had our ups and downs in the past but it’s been blown out of proportion to the point where, from the outside it looks really bitter, but we’ve never really fallen out.”

When Metro journalist Andrew Williams brought up Osbourne suing for ownership of the name “Black Sabbath,” Iommi replied, “Yes, but we’ve sorted that out now. These things crop up. You sort them out and then they go away.”

Iommi revealed the possibility of his willingness to record with Osbourne again, “It’s like when we had Ronnie James Dio with us, we broke up, got back together, did another album and tour. You can never tell. We got back together with Ozzy in 1997 and toured so you never know what’s around the corner.”

‘Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell With Black Sabbath’ is set for release on Nov. 1.

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