Iommi’s doubts over next Sabbath album
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is worried the band might experience an anticlimax if they try to make a follow-up to this year’s album 13.
Their first record with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978′s Never Say Die went to number one across the world, winning them three Classic Rock Awards earlier this month.
“I don’t know if that would be a good idea after this one, because this one’s done so well. I’m sure we’d all like to do one, but I don’t know.”
Meanwhile, Ozzy has denied his drugs relapse was caused by stress related to his Sabbath reunion.
The frontman apologised to friends and fans earlier this year after admitting he’d fallen off the wagon 18 months previously. He’d been clean for seven years until then.
He reflects: “It wasn’t Black Sabbath. It’s my disease. If I don’t go to AA meetings I tell myself, ‘You can have a line of that. You can smoke that,’ or whatever. Next thing I know I’m on my own somewhere in LA.
“I’m my own worst enemy. One drink, one joint, one line of coke, my whole fucking life caves in. It’s a bad thing.”
But he adds: “I haven’t drunk now for maybe nine months.”
Sabbath release a DVD entitled Live… Gathered In Their Masses this week, and tour the UK next month:
Dec 10: London 02 Arena
Dec 12: Belfast Odyssey Arena
Dec 14: Sheffield Arena
Dec 16: Glasgow Hydro
Dec 18: Manchester Arena
Dec 20: Birmingham LG Arena
Dec 22: Birmingham LG Arena