The last few weeks would have been some of the best for my 13-year-old self.
They’ve seen the return of “Beavis and Butt-Head” (uh-huh-huh), and — as announced last Friday — the reunion of Black Sabbath.
The heavy metal band, best known for “Iron Man” and “Paranoid,” is planning both a reunion tour and a new studio album. The group’s front man, Ozzy Osbourne, said at a news conference last Friday that the metal pioneers have already written “seven or eight songs.”
So it doesn’t seem like they’re blowing smoke. Its not a we’re-getting-the-band-back-together-oh-wait-we’re-sixty kind of thing. It’s for real. And about those songs, Osbourne said simply, “they are really good” — which might be a little biased.
But I don’t care. I’ll buy a slanted pitch from Ozzy. Though other aging rock groups have coached me not to believe him (see: Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses), the fan in me simply can’t question the prince of darkness.