OZZY OSBOURNE And TONY IOMMI Reunite To Play BLACK SABBATH’s ‘Paranoid’ At Closing Of 2022 ‘Commonwealth Games’

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BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Tony Iommi reunited earlier today in their original hometown of Birmingham, England to perform the band’s classic song “Paranoid” — preceded by a truncated version of “Iron Man” — at the closing of the city’s Commonwealth Games.

The due were joined by two musicians from the band’s final tour, Adam Wakeman, who played bass and keyboards, and drummer Tommy Clufetos.

The performance was a triumphant homecoming for Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi, who first formed BLACK SABBATH in the city back in 1968.

After the ceremony, Ozzy tweeted: “@TonyIommi , I was really proud to see you tonight at the opening of the Commonwealth Games in our home town of Birmingham”.

BLACK SABBATH‘s final show was on 4 February 2017, with the final two gigs being played in the band’s native Birmingham. The last show was streamed live on the band’s Facebook page. Prior to the gig, Ozzy discussed his emotions he was feeling, suggesting he would cry after the farewell. Iommi confirmed no more world tours, but remains open to a new album or one-off show.