Once it became clear that the studio albums do not justify the commercial expectations, Black Sabbath used the trick previously tested by The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac: The original structure assembled to work on the concert collection, which added a couple of new studio tracks. A double CD-set Reunion, recorded in Birmingham and united Iommi, Osbourne, Butler and Ward, in England, without success, but in the U.S. went platinum. For the track Iron Man Black Sabbath got its first “Grammy (Best Metal Performance). The band continued to tour, and completed a reunion tour in his Birmingham December 22, 1999. In February 2001 year, Black Sabbath announced that the newly merged to participate in the sixth Ozzfest’e, moreover, continue to work together in the studio.
However, collaboration with producer Rick Rubin did not work out and the project was delayed for indefinitely – even more so, that Osborne has become more popular than your family reality show. In 2004, Black Sabbath returned to active: Nichols replaced in the keyboardist Adam Wakeman, Rick Wakeman’s son, to this known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne. In 2004 and 2005, the band performed headlining Ozzfest on. In November 2005, Black Sabbath were inaugurated at the British Music Hall Of Fame and performed at the ceremony. March 13, 2006 a similar event was conducted in the American Hall of Fame rock n ‘roll, with the difference that the group had not made itself: instead, Metallica performed the Hole In The Sky and Iron Man. After the release of compilation Black Sabbath: The Dio Years Dio, Iommi, Butler and Appice returned to live performances by the new name of Heaven and Hell. Bill Ward refused to cooperate with Heaven And Hell, but promised that he will join the original composition Black Sabbath, if any, will meet again. At the moment the musicians Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice reunited for a joint tour, which goes under the name Heaven And Hell, not Black Sabbath.
On tour played songs recorded during the band Dio album from Heaven And Hell, Mob Rules and Dehumanizer, but also from the new album The Devil You Know, released on Heaven and Hell in 2009, Ozzie Osborne responded to the painful reunion of a group without him. At first, he almost did not comment on the activities of Heaven and Hell, saying that “this project has no relation to Black Sabbath, there is only one Black Sabbath. In 2009, Osborne filed a lawsuit against Iommi, requiring a it half the rights to the name Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath laid the foundation for the further development of heavy and doom metal, and many of their albums is called the prototypes of modern thought. In the years 1970-2000 a total circulation of Black Sabbath album close to a hundred million.