Black Sabbath has uploaded a short video clip of the band rehearsing, in which it is revealed that Tommy Clufetos is sitting behind the drums. Clufetos, who played drums on Sabbath’s 2013 reunion tour, is apparently back on board for its upcoming “The End” farewell run, which begins on January 20th in Omaha, Nebraska. The full rehearsal clip will be released on Friday, January 15th.
Clufetos did not play on the 2013 Sabbath reunion album, 13, a role that was filled by Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk.
Singer Ozzy Osbourne told us at the time that Clufetos was going to play on the record until producer Rick Rubin stepped in: “Tommy was offered the gig until Rick Rubin came along. Rick Rubin didn’t want Tommy, and nobody told — it was a bit of a communication breakdown. Tommy was on the side waiting, and it just didn’t work out, you know. It works out in the end.”
Wilk and Clufetos had to get involved after founding Sabbath drummer Bill Ward withdrew from the reunion after initially agreeing to participate in it. Ward has continually said that he would not join the reunion without a “signable contract,” while the band has suggested that he wasn’t physically capable of either recording or doing a full tour. Ward has insisted that he was capable of playing a full concert with the group.
Clufetos, who also hits the skins for Ozzy’s solo act, has played in the past for Rob Zombie, John 5, Alice Cooper and others.
Check out the rehearsal teaser below.
Source: Pulse Of Radio