Butler Rules Out Black Sabbath Reunion

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February 17, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Rocker Geezer Butler has ruled out another Black Sabbath reunion, insisting the four original members of the heavy rock supergroup will never work together in a studio or on stage.
The bassist has released a statement amid mounting speculation suggesting the band is set for a reunion.

He says, “I would like to make it clear… that there will be definitely no reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.”

Drummer Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne have often spoken about the chances of a reunion in recent years, and fans were hopeful last year when Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi ended their public feud over the name rights to the band.

Osbourne recently revealed he and his former bandmates were in the “talking process” regarding a new album.