From Tony's site
Tony Iommi Comments on Today's Posts:
Im saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a Sabbath reunion.
Thanks to the internet it's gone round the world as some sort of "official" statement on my part, absolute nonsense. I hope he's enjoyed his moment of glory, he won't have another at my expense.
to my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better.
All the best, Tony
Thats kinda what i thought, Lets hope
I think Iommi's statement is suggesting that he's pissed that it's been unveiled in this manner, rather than the band doing a press release.
He's said that the first article would have died if the Birmingham Mail hadn't published the interview to support it. Iommi never denied that they were getting back together he just said that he was pissed at the journalist and that it wasn't an official announcement.
I reckon it's going ahead, he's seen how much support it'll receive now, everyone wants it and WhoCares isn't doing anything now that Jon Lord's got cancer.