The secret is out: Andy Coleman of Birmingham Mail seems to be full of shit. Everyone from Revolver to Pointy Guitar propagated the original story below today. Now Tony Iommi himself has refuted the report, calling it, “absolute nonsense.” From tonyiommi.com:

I’m saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Black Sabbath reunion. I hope he’s enjoyed his moment of glory, he won’t have another at my expense.

Read the rest right here.

(Thanks to Pegeen Keeton for the link in the comments.)

Here’s the original post:

The secret is out: Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward have been working on a new Black Sabbath studio album to be followed by a tour. As Iommi told Birmingham Mail:

We’re really looking forward to it and I think the stuff we’ve been writing is really good. It’s more back to the old original stuff.

Read more and see a slide show featuring Tony Iommi smiling and frolicking (seriously) at the Mail.

Right here.

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