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Black Sabbath Readying First Ozzy Osbourne-Lead Album in 35 Years

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)

No matter how much The Osbournes made you think Ozzy is limited to muttering variations of fuck, the guy can still belt, even at 64. Thus a Rick Rubin-produced record featuring the original Black Sabbath lineup (with Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk subbing for salty drummer Bill Ward) is something worth noting. Slated for a June release, 13 is the band's first studio album with Ozzy since 1978's Never Say Die!

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