That’s some fucking bank, people. That’s probably why Geezer Butler flip-flopped on a Black Sabbath reunion. Remember, back in February, that he had this to say: “I would like to make it clear, because of mounting speculation and rumors, that there will be definitely no reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.”
According to U.K.’s The People, Black Sabbath will rake in more than $150 million dollars for their 2012 reunion tour and festival appearances.
That’s $40 million for each member. That’s why Geezer had a change of heart.
Black Sabbath have signed a new record deal with Vertigo Records, their original label, with distribution through Universal Republic in the U.S.
Sabbath’s new album is yet to be titled but will be produced by Rick Rubin and released next fall. It will be the founding lineup’s ninth studio LP.