|Tony Iommi looking sad about shooting|
down the online spread of joy.
Iommi had the sad task of breaking the news to the legions of online fans, releasing the statement "I'm saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Black Sabbath reunion."
"At the time I was supporting the Home of Metal exhibition [and] was merely speculating, shooting the breeze on something all of us get asked constantly. 'Are you getting back together?'
"Thanks to the internet, it's now gone round the world as some sort of 'official' statement on my part; absolute nonsense. I hope he's enjoyed his moment of glory, he won't have another at my expense. To my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this. I should have known better."
Total let down. I can't understand what was going through the mind of that journalist when he chose to publish Iommi's words as a statement two months after hearing it. It's absolutely ludicrous. I hope he's aware of how much hatred he's created for himself online, and I can only apologize to all Sabbath fans who discovered the reunion myth on this blog. I did get truly caught in the moment. Still, there is now speculations that Iommi's statement may be fake to divert fans from rumours of the reunion. I still think a reformation and a new album from Sabbath would be awesome and would probably be the main musical highlight of 2012, however, with their amazing legacy, it would not be at all necessary. But seriously, fuck that journalist! If I become a professional journalist, I promise I won't do anything like that.