As a fan and a musician, I am beyond sick and tired of seeing greed and egos ruin what could be a landmark situation, (ala led zeppelin, pink floyd, journey, etc..) from the standpoint of possibly geling with a magical creativity that once was, and rekindling old friendships on a more mature, understanding, loving and considerate level. Would it kill any one of you four to split the pie equally financially and for that matter, in all other respects as well? And if it's not the artists involved here, but managers, record companies or other intruding entities that are mucking up the equal division of all things considered, shouldn't you, the four members of this creative entity stand together in brotherhood united for everything you've been through, where you've come from, and what you stand for together, the four of you together? That is one thing that some musicians never get. Don't you ever let your ego fool you into thinking that your fame had more to do with anyone of you. The fact is that the end result of the music would in every case be different in some way if anyone of you were a different person. The difference in any one of your situations after the fact was, in my opinion, existing reputation and notoriety.
I don't know any one of these guys personally but if there is any amount of honesty in the interviews they've given in the past, they all supposedly have a love for each other, and at this point in their lives, shouldn't be moving o with anything seperately. everyone should be concerned for each others well being and be on board together. The only message I would be getting as a fan if things are allowed to proceed otherwise is that this is not a friendly reunion lie we're being led to believe, but a publicity stunt solely based on financial gain. Tell your lawyers, mangers, kis, wives, or who ever might be expecting a piece of the pie (or a bigger piece for you so they can have it later) to shut the hell up and stay out of it as much as possible. THIS IS NOT ABOUT THEM! Not to the fans who have had a huge part in helping you aquire everything you have.
It;s about the four of you guys, the fans, but most importantly the music that will come out of this long awaited reunion. The possible last statement to the world from Black Sabbath. Four guys from the old neighborhood who jammed together and contributed to the world community of music.
NONE OF THESE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE STICKING THEIR NOSES IN IT NOW HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT BACK THEN SO DON'T YOU LET THEM SCREW IT UP NOW!!!!
I know for a fact that the four of you have the power to fix this. I have been a fan of Black Sabbath since I was old enough to enjoy music and have said more times than I can count that if I had to listen to one band for the rest of my life it would be the original Black Sabbath but if you guys go forward without Bill, I promise I'll throw out all that I own that is tied to you guys and never look back. YOU ARE ALL IN YOUR 60's! ACT LIKE IT!!