BLACK SABBATH continued its sterling comeback year by earning Grammy nominations for “Best Rock Album” for “13”, along with “Best Metal Performance” and “Best Rock Song” for “God Is Dead?”
BLACK SABBATH’s last Grammy win was in 2000 for “Best Metal Performance” for “Iron Man” from the band’s “Reunion” live album.
“We are ecstatic, surprised and very happy!” Osbourne said about the latest Grammy nods.
The 56th annual Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, January 26 at the Los Angeles Staples Center and will be broadcast live at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
“13”, the first SABBATH album in 35 years to feature guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne recording together, went No. 1 around the world, earning the band their first chart-topper ever in the U.S.
Ozzy said about the prospects of making another record, “I don’t want to say there’s going to be another album, because I don’t want you to ask me in another year, ‘What happened when you said you were going to do another record?’ I’ll leave it open. I’m open for anything. I have three albums to deliver of my own solo thing to my record label.”
Ozzy added, “We’ll all still be doing music. It’s been a lot of fun doing it with BLACK SABBATH, and I’m not sorry at all for getting back together.”
The making of “13” was marked by several dramatic events, including drummer Bill Ward’s withdrawal from the project over a contractual dispute and Iommi’s cancer diagnosis.
BLACK SABBATH will return to North America in 2014 for 10 shows that will be among the last in support of “13”.