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Ozzy Osbourne Feared The Worst For Cancer-Stricken Tony Iommi

Ozzy Osbourne didn't expect Tony Iommi to survive his recent bout with lymphoma.

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Black Sabbath ‘Far Too Busy’ To Think About Another Album

Most people in their mid-60s are thinking about retirement, but Black Sabbath are riding a wave of popularity and nonstop activity thanks to the success of last year's album '13.' The disc was so well received that fans want to know if and when the band will record another album.

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Tony Iommi on Challenges of Touring With Black Sabbath While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

This year marked the triumphant return of Black Sabbath and their disc ’13.’ Many Sabbath fans probably thought the day would never come when the band would not only release a disc of new material but also tour in support of it, and with good reason.

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Tony Iommi on Cancer Fight: ‘I’m Not Ready to Go’

With a new tour and album just around the corner, there are some very busy days ahead for the guys in Black Sabbath. But until then, there's time for reflection, and during a recent interview with 'Birmingham Mail,' guitarist Tony Iommi opened up about the band's new music, as well as the cancer diagnosis that nearly sidelined him just as it was all coming together.

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Ozzy Osbourne Offers Update on Black Sabbath Bandmate Tony Iommi’s Health

Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath are getting ready for their return to the road in New Zealand and Australia this spring, followed by an expected North American trek in the summer. The band is making their first extended tour run since guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy last year, and Osbourne says his Sabbath bandmate is doing quite well.

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Black Sabbath Finish Recording Album, Plot Tour + Offer Tony Iommi Health Update

It's official! Black Sabbath have completed recording their upcoming album, '13.' Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler announced the exciting news to Eddie Trunk in a video interview (seen below) at the NAMM convention, in addition to offering an update on guitarist Tony Iommi's current battle with cancer.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Thankful and ‘Looking Forward to Next Year’

The end of the year offers the perfect time to reflect on where you're at in life, and you'd have to think that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has a brighter outlook on things now than he did earlier in 2012. The guitarist confirms as much in a newly posted year-end update.

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Axl Rose, Tony Iommi, James Hetfield + More Featured in ‘Classic Rock Avengers’ Poll

‘The Avengers’ set a record for the biggest opening weekend ever, raking in over $200 million. That shattered the old mark by 2010′s ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2′ by almost $40 million. The movie features a collection of superheroes such as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor and others.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan to Release WhoCares Album

It was one of the most welcome surprises of 2011, and now comes word that the collaborative effort WhoCares featuring Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan will be more than just a one-off charity single project.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi ‘Overwhelmed’ by Support After Lymphoma Diagnosis

The metal community was rocked earlier this week by the revelation that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was suffering from lymphoma. His diagnosis came right in the middle of Black Sabbath’s comeback trail, which includes a new album and touring. A flood of support from fans and fellow musicians followed the announcement of his illness. Now, the legendary axeman has issued his first personal statement on the matter.

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Tony Iommi in Early Stages of Lymphoma; Black Sabbath Still Recording New Album

Following November's announcement that Black Sabbath would be reuniting with Ozzy for a new album and tour, there's now some bad news.  Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, and the band is asking fans to send "positive vibes" the guitarist's way.

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