- Tony Iommi says Black Sabbath haven't yet completed their new album. But the guitarist says the band will be touring "as much as we're able" in 2013.
- Black Sabbath recently revealed that they are six tracks into recording their new album, which is due for release in April of 2013.
- Black Sabbath have confirmed that the group has hired a substitute drummer for the band's upcoming shows, following word from Bill Ward that he will not be joining them.
- The record company boss who discovered Black Sabbath is calling for Birmingham Airport to be named after Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne.
Big Bear Music head Jim Simpson has devised a plan of renaming the airport after plans for a Black Sabbath Day in the city were apparently shelved.
"I believe that there is a masterstroke that would instantly confound the cynics," said Simpson. "Just re-name our airport! How does The Ozzy Osbourne International Airport resonate?