Black Sabbath may have reached The End, but guitarist Tony Iommi is hardly staying idle.
Iommi is building a new recording studio in the group's home town of Birmingham, according to Tony Martin, who was Black Sabbath's frontman twice between 1987-1997. Martin tells Metal Jacket magazine that, "I spoke to (Iommi) just a few weeks ago. He’s bought a new house and he's building a new studio. He said he needs to set that up and get that all ready."
Iommi has also voiced a recent desire to work with Martin again, to which the singer says, "When he's ready, I'm happy to do it, and I know he wants to do it."
Black Sabbath wrapped up its farewell tour during early February in Birmingham, though Iommi has hinted that it may not be the last we see of the group.
Frontman Ozzy Osbourne has returned to his solo career, which includes a number of festival appearances this year -- including the just-announced Louder Than Life Festival September 30-October 1 in Louisville.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.