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Black Sabbath formed in 1968, and Tony Iommi is the only member to be part of every lineup, as the original quartet crumbled with Osbourne’s departure in 1979. In the ensuing years, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward would also flit in and out of Black Sabbath as Iommi soldiered on with a revolving cast of singers.
“There have been great lineups that I enjoyed. The albums I made with [Ronnie James] Dio, I really enjoyed that,” Iommi says. “But this is great to be back with Ozzy.”
The band will be featuring tracks from “13,” its first full-fledged outing with Osbourne in 35 years, alongside such classic cuts as “War Pigs,” “Iron Man,” and “Paranoid” when Black Sabbath performs Monday at the Comcast Center.