Core members of the iconic British Heavy Metal band Black Sabbath --singer Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi -- reunited on stage together in their home city of Birmingham last night for a special two-song set, marking Ozzy’s first public performance since his appearance with Post Malone at the 2019 American Music Awards.
Ozzy and Tony joined forces to help close out the 2022 Commonwealth Games, a sporting event held every four years between the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations, along with bassist Adam Wakeman and drummer Tommy Clufetos for the performance -- both of whom had toured previously with Black Sabbath, including on the band’s 2016-2017 farewell tour.
“I love you all Birmingham! Good to be back!” Osbourne shouted to the crowd gathered in the city's Alexander Stadium. "God bless you all. Birmingham forever!"
Check out the Instagram video above provided by the Commonwealth Games featuring a portion of the reunited Sabbath's dramatic opener "Iron Man," as well as a separate clip of their full performance of "Paranoid" right here.
Fans can get more of this Ozzy/Tony reunion on Osbourne's collaboration-heavy thirteenth studio album, Patient Number 9, which is set for release on September 9. The album's first single and title track features guitarist Jeff Beck, while Ozzy's second official offering from the upcoming release, "Degradation Rules," features Iommi. Check out the full tracklisting below.
Ozzy Osbourne - Patient Number 9 tracklist:
Patient Number 9 (feat. Jeff Beck)
Immortal (feat. Mike McCready)
Parasite (feat. Zakk Wylde)
No Escape From Now (feat. Tony Iommi)
One Of Those Days (feat. Eric Clapton)
A Thousand Shades (feat. Jeff Beck)
Mr. Darkness (feat. Zakk Wylde)
Nothing Feels Right (feat. Zakk Wylde)
Evil Shuffle (feat. Zakk Wylde)
Degradation Rules (feat. Tony Iommi)
Dead And Gone
God Only Knows
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