Ozzy Osbourne: ‘There is a very, very strong possibility Black Sabbath will reform’

Frontman confirms band reunion is in it's very early stages

Ozzy Osbourne has admitted that the original line-up of his former band Black Sabbath look set to reform.

The singer, who was sacked by the band in 1979 and went on to forge a successful solo career, said there’s a “very, very strong possibilty” he will reunite with Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Tony Iommi.

Osbourne told Billboard.com:

It’s in the very early stages, so we haven’t recorded anything yet. If it works out, it’ll work out. If it doesn’t, I’ll keep doing my thing.

His comments come after his children Kelly and Jack Osbourne hinted earlier this summer that their father could be reforming the original line-up of the band.

Guitarist Iommi also told the Birmingham Mail, that the band were planning on playing live shows and recording a new studio album but he then distanced himself from the possibility of a reunion saying he was “merely speculating”.

Iommi, Butler and Ward most recently played with Ronnie James Dio as Heaven And Hell, until Dio lost his battle with cancer last year.