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Sabbath guys receive Platinum Awards For 13, Live... Gathered In Their Masses in Montreal


The godfathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath, were handed platinum awards by Universal Canada earlier today for sales of their 2013 reunion album, 13, (100,000 units) and their live DVD, Live... Gathered In Their Masses (10,000 units).   

Osbourne says Tony Iommi is in good health as far as he knows and playing as strongly as ever.

“I haven’t had one of them dark phone calls so I presume he’s okay. He’s unbelievable. I mean, any of us could be diagnosed with cancer. I always think cancer means death. I didn’t know anybody who’d recovered. My wife recovered from colon cancer and that was the first person I ever knew. But he just accepts it and gets on with it. I mean it’s got to be worrying. But he’s doing fine I think, I hope. He’s unbelievable. We all know our job, we all know our craft but he’s a very talented guy. Considering on his fret hand he’s got no fingertips, he plays with prosthetic fingers at the end. I’ve often said to him, ‘How the hell do you know when you’re touching the  strings?’ I don’t know. It’s amazing.” 

Black Sabbath held a press conference on Monday before their show at the Bell Centre in Montreal, and video of the event has surfaced.

Read the whole Ozzy Osbourne interview on

8 April 2014

Photographs by Mitch Lafon

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