Black Sabbath recently announced a reunion tour with Ozzy. However, this week the guitarist for Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to develop a treatment for him. The band was recording an album scheduled for release in autumn of 2012 but they have moved from Los Angeles to London in order to work with Iommi while he under goes treatment.
Iommi 63, is the founder of Black Sabbath which is one of the most successful rock and roll acts in history with over 70 million albums sold worldwide.
Ozzy Osbourne was fired from the band in 1979. Since that time the original four members have reunited sporadically. This most recent reunion created a lot of anticipation and fanfare as the public appears to be hungry to support the iconic Black Sabbath. Ozzy has also seen some level of success that could only be described as phenomenal.
Most heavy metal fans see Black Sabbath as their iconoclast of defiance, rebellion and mystery; setting the bar for all the metal bands that came after them.
Please keep Tony Iommi in your thoughts to help him get through this scourge of a disease.