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If you are like me, you probably associate Lollapalooza with the shameful fact that Metallica headlined the festival back in '96. Well, now it seems that the grandfathers of metal, Black Sabbath, will be among the top billed artists to play at this year's Lollapalooza, a festival about as metal as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the crust cut off. But fear not! There is good news in all of this.
If Black Sabbath are booking festival appearances, it probably means that they are confident that Tony Iommi is feeling well enough to perform and that they will have a drummer who may or may not be Bill Ward. Since the band is already confirmed to appear at U.K's Download Festival, this pretty much proves the latter part to be true.
Honestly, even if Bill Ward doesn't perform with the rest of the original bandmates, its still good that Sabbath plan to play as many shows as they can in what will most likely be the group's final reunion. Disregarding Tony Iommi's illness, it was pretty obvious that this would be the last ho rah for the band. As long as they can produce a great album and make as many festival appearances as possible, the fact that there probably won't be a real world tour shouldn't sting as much.