added: 5 Jun 2012 // by: Noise11
Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that the band have written fifteen new songs and suggests a new album will be out next year.
The band spoke to NME and admitted in his shambolic manner that the band have new material and are preparing a new album.
He said, 'We've written about 15 songs so far, whether they'll get on an album [I don't know]. You just keep on writing. I was trying to [work out]: where would we be now musically if we'd have stayed together?'
Rick Rubin has been working on the new music with the band and Ozzy chuckles, 'Next year ' 2013 ' is a good clue of what we'll call the album.'
Curiously, guitarist Tony Iommi says in the video 'We've had ups and downs over the years, even feuds, and this that and the other. But it all sorts out, the friendship never goes away, whatever's going on. If we're suing each other, we're still friends. It's weird. This band is really strange like that.'
Of course, the interview didn't feature drummer Bill Ward, who was excised from the band very publicly before their reunion shows.
Ozzy himself also insists that Sabbath 'are a team', again, despite Ward not being there for the show.
Regardless, some kind soul has posted the entire audio of the O2 Academy show. Check it out below.