TONY IOMMI: 'We Owe It To The Fans' To Do A New BLACK SABBATH Album

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has spoken to Billboard.com about his upcoming solo album, "Fused", and the possibility of a new SABBATH studio CD.

While hinting that a DVD release from SABBATH's Ozzfest 2005 shows could be in the works, Iommi acknowledges that it's the promise of a new BLACK SABBATH album that continues to keep diehards waiting.

"We've certainly talked about it," Iommi tells Billboard.com. "But to make any definite plans as to when it's going to be is another thing. Again, it's going to come down to time because we're going to have put aside quite a bit of time to get together, rehearse and write another album. [But] I really think we owe it to the fans as well to do the album."

Iommi is planning a fall "Fused" tour with vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE) and drummer Kenny Aronoff (JOHN MELLENCAMP). Both musicians also appear on the album.

"We can draw from that album, we can draw from the 'The 1996 DEP Sessions' and even some 'Seventh Star' stuff," Iommi says. "I think we can even do a couple of SABBATH tunes. We don't really know exactly what we're going to play but I think there is certainly plenty of material."

Read more at Billboard.com.

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