Watch Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi reunite at the Commonwealth Games

Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi hosted a Black Sabbath mini-reunion at the Commonwealth Games in their hometown of Birmingham.

The metal legends performed the band’s classic song “Paranoid” at the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on Monday, August 8, back in the city where it all began for Black Sabbath.

It was the first time the duo had performed on stage together since Black Sabbath’s last show in 2017. It was also Ozzy’s first live performance in nearly three years.

Ozzy and Tony were joined by bassist Adam Wakeman and drummer Tommy Clufetos, who performed with the band on their farewell tour. And despite some serious health issues recently, Ozzy’s vocals were powerful on “Paranoid,” Tony’s signature riffs still ringing strong.

In June, Ozzy announced his new album and shared his title track. Title Patient number 9the Black Sabbath legend’s 13th studio album is set for release on September 9 (pre-order here).

The title track featured guitar work by Jeff Beck, and also had guest appearances by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums, Robert Trujillo of Metallica on bass, frequent collaborator Andrew Watt on backing vocals, guitars and keyboards, and Zakk Wylde on guitars. and keyboards.

The upcoming album is packed with guest appearances including Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Tony. Session work from the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is also present.

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The album announcement came just a week after Ozzy had undergone surgery that would “determine the rest of his life”. The surgery was needed to “remove and realign the pins in his neck and back” following an injury sustained in a fall three years ago.

“Our family would like to express so much gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and support that led to Ozzy’s surgery,” his wife Sharon Osbourne wrote on social media at the time.

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