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Black Sabbath Reunites; Album And World Tour Planned For 2012

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First Posted: 11/11/11 05:52 PM ET Updated: 11/11/11 06:04 PM ET

The Osbourne family suffer from no lack of media exposure, but now its most famous member is stepping back out into the spotlight. According to Reuters, Ozzy Osbourne is reuniting with his Black Sabbath bandmates to record their first new album in over a whopping three decades -- since 1978, to be exact. The legendary heavy metal band announced their reunion and subsequent album (to produced by Rick Rubin) and world touring plans (they're set to headline the Download Festival in England in June 2012) in a press conference held Friday.

"It's now or never," the band told reporters at Whisky a Go Go club in Los Angeles -- where the British pioneers of heavy metal first performed exactly 41 years ago. With the Ozz approaching 63 years-old next month, we can only hope that he, along with bandmates Tommy Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, are more "Iron Man" than "Paranoid."

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