Black Sabbath had a great year in 2013, releasing an album that debuted at number one in many countries, including the US and UK, as well as a successful stint of global tour dates. It was a virtual 180 from the prior year when Ozzy fell off the wagon, and guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with cancer.
Ozzy's clean now, and in a new update on his official website, Iommi has a positive outlook on 2014:
We’ve some good things lined up for the coming year, firstly the Grammy’s, then some dates in the US and Canada, and in the summer a quick trip round Europe. I should also be finishing my regular treatment and I’m hoping to not get so tired, all positive.
That's great news for the godfather of heavy metal. Iommi was also recently awarded a doctorate for his contributions to the arts, so we should really be referring to him as Dr. Tony Iommi. We all hope he recovers swimmingly from the cancer and can move forward with his life.