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The Original Black Sabbath Is Reuniting

New York, UNITED STATES:  Inductees Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath after being inducted during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York 13 March 2006. The  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum's permanent collection is in Cleveland Ohio. AFP PHOTO   Timothy A. CLARY  (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Yes, they've gotten back together before, but this time it will be all four original members — including, of course, Ozzy Osbourne, who hasn't recorded with the band since 1978. The reunion will include a new album, to be produced by Rick Rubin and due out sometime in fall 2012, as well as a worldwide tour kicking off next summer. If you need a little fanfare with your reunion news, please know that the band announced all this at 11:11 today (which, if you hadn't noticed from the various corduroy jokes, is 11-11-11. It's also apparently National Metal Day. Happy Metal Day! Here's a video to celebrate.)

Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images/2006 AFP