Members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath shown in Oct. 16, 1998, in New York. Seated: Ozzy Osbourne. Standing from left: Bill Ward, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. (Jim Cooper/AP)

The original Sabbath lineup — Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, will reunite for a new studio album and tour after three decades without Osbourne, who was booted out of the band for his alcohol and cocaine usage in 1979.

And the Godfather of Heavy Metal is oh-so-excited about it.

Iommi told the Birmingham Mail: “It’s all been very hush-hush. Ozzy’s been the worst at trying to hold it back. He’s doing a lot of TV, and he’s being asked stuff about a reunion and he’s going, ‘Well, I never say never.’ He told me, ‘I don’t know what to say.’”

Ozzy, we’re glad to have you back.

Watch the original four play “Paranoid” in Paris in 1970: