Tony Iommi ‘too busy’ to record new Black Sabbath album

sabbathBlack Sabbath may have picked up a Grammy last month for ‘Best Metal Performance’ and a pair of nominations for both ‘Best Rock Track’ and ‘Best Rock Album’ but the veterans have no plans to record a follow-up due to the workload of the band.

Their comeback album ‘13’ proved to be a huge hit but for now the band are focusing purely on touring.

Guitarist Tony Iommi writes on his official website: “Well, the dust has settled on the Grammys now. [It was] great to win another one, but what a palaver.

“As the East Coast is three hours ahead, the televised part begins at 5 p.m. so you’re leaving the hotel at lunchtime, all dolled up and ready for the red carpet! It was good, though.

“[There was] plenty of interest in the album still and endless questions about what we’re doing next. Well, it’s shows in the U.S., Canada and Europe, so far too busy with that to be thinking about more recording.”

Frontman Ozzy Osbourne also touched on the possibility of a new studio album when asked backstage at the Grammys he says: “We’re going back on the road. We haven’t really spoken about it beyond that. I’m down for it.”

“Absolutely,” added Iommi.

Iommi previously cast doubt on any new material from the band.

-Classic Rock Magazine

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