**UPDATED** (Aug 17th)
The net has been abuzz the last 24 hours with a ton of reunion talk of Mk I Black Sabbath. It's all mostly fueled on an article from the Birmingham Mail newspaper where Tony Iommi reported to have talked about a reunion, etc... There were no official statements on the matter.
Tony Iommi just issued this statement on his site (which is overloaded at the moment, as has been mine). Check this:
Black Sabbath Re-Union Speculation 16th August 2011
Black Sabbath Re-Union
I'm saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Black Sabbath reunion.
At the time I was supporting the Home of Metal exhibition was merely speculating shooting the breeze on something all of us get asked constantly "Are you getting back together?"
Thanks to the internet it's now gone round the world as some sort of "official" statement on my part, absolute nonsense. I hope he's enjoyed his moment of glory, he won't have another at my expense.
To my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better.
All the best,Tony