With the tragic death of Ronnie James Dio putting an end to Heaven & Hell, I knew it was only a matter of time before we got something out of an Ozzy-fronted Black Sabbath. Turns out, it’s going to be happening next year! The band plans to record an album produced by Rick Rubin, headline Download 2012, and do a world tour. NEAT.

Truth be told, I always liked Ozzy-fronted Sabbath better than Dio-fronted Sabbath, but I know opinions on the subject are divided pretty clearly. At any rate, new Sabbath is A-OK in my book, so long as it doesn’t stray too far from their core sound. Sure, Ozzy’s recent solo material sucked, but I have hope for my favorite Sabbath lineup!

What do you folks think? Do you even care? Mouth off in the comments.

– JR

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