October 26, 2006 06:51:40 GMT
Black Sabbath stars Bill Ward, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are hitting the road with former Rainbow rocker Ronnie James Dio as Heaven & Hell.
The remaining members of heavy metal band Black Sabbath are coming back. Yet as of this time the boys, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Ronnie James Dio, are all hitting the road as Heaven and Hell and not as Black Sabbath anymore.
A press release was issued Wednesday Oct 25th announcing that Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath during the early '80s, is officially in. Still according to the press release, "after various promoters have approached their respective management, the guys have started taking all of this very seriously, as they have wanted to reunite for some time now...If all goes well, Heaven And Hell should be hitting the road in early 2007."
In other Black Sabbath news, the band will release a Black Sabbath: The Dio Years box set, which is set to feature two new songs, one is reportedly already written. It will be the sequel to the three disc box set Black Sabbath: The Ozzy Osbourne Years, released in 1991.