Big news from BLACK SABBATH camp.
In a new interview with “The Church Of What’s Happening Now With Joey CoCo Diaz”, Wendy Dio talked about Black Sabbath and Dio.
When asked about whether Ronnie James Dio had an acrimonious relationship with Ozzy Osbourne, whom he replaced in BLACK SABBATH in 1980, Wendy said (Via Blabbermouth):
“Not at all, no. Not at all. We saw him quite often at the Rainbow or different places, just, ‘Hi, how are you doing? What’s going on?’ They weren’t great friends, but they were always very polite, very nice to each other. Always.”
Wendy also revealed a surprise move with a plan to re-release Dehumanizer which is considered as Black Sabbath’s heaviest work.
“It’s a very underrated album. And it’s a great album. It came out in the ’90s right when grunge hit, so everybody was now listening to grunge. Actually, we are re-releasing that very soon — next year.”
Current Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne’s health issues have kept the rocker away from live shows for more than a year. Ozzy postponed all his 2019 tour dates, both in North America and Europe. Postponing tours were meant for Ozzy to recover from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. Ozzy fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating years-old injuries from his 2003 ATV accident that required new surgery.
Ozzy announced the postponement of all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. Ozzy has been delaying all the tours due to the prolonged sickness and we are expected to see him back in action sometime next year. Ozzy is also going to release an album next year which will be the first album in over a decade.