Ozzy Osbourne and his band Black Sabbath announced that they will reunite 33 years after their last album of original material was released.
Guitarist Tony Iommi, 63, bassist Geezer Butler, 62, and drummer Bill Ward, 63, joined 62-year-old singer Ozzy at legendary rock venue Whiskey A Go Go in LA to reveal the news.
The quartet, who have had the name Black Sabbath since 1969, said they will perform at the Download Festival in England next June before embarking on a world tour.
They also announced that they are working on a new album that could be out next autumn.
Ozzy, who was fired from the band in 1979, said: “It’s just time.
“This time, for some magical reason, we have written about seven or eight songs.
“It’s now or never. We are getting along great. Everything’s really good.”
And Iommi added: “It’s like putting on an old glove.