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Black Sabbath to release new album, '13,' in June
Black Sabbath to release new album, '13,' in June

The Iron Men are back. Following a tumultuous year in which guitarist Tony Iommi was treated for lymphoma and drummer Bill Ward quit due to a contract dispute, Black Sabbath announced Saturday that it's set to release a new studio album in June. Titled "13," it will be the legendary English heavy-metal band's first disc with frontman Ozzy Osbourne since "Never Say Die!" in 1978. Osbourne, Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler -- who along with Ward formed Black Sabbath in Birmingham in 1969 -- recorded the set primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin, best known for his collaborations with Johnny Cash, Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Brad Wilk of...

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