Tag Archives: Bill Ward

Today in Metal: ‘Mob Rules’ by Black Sabbath turns 33 years old

Posted by on November 4, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This is my favorite album of all time. It’s just a masterpiece. This album is EVERYTHING Heaven and Hell was, but with a TON more fire and energy behind the band. Songs like […]

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Ozzy on Bill Ward’s return to Black Sabbath – not my call

Posted by on November 3, 2014

We’ve already known that after one more Black Sabbath album, the band’s done. But in a recent interview with Billboard, Ozzy not only reiterated that, but said that they’re done for good. “We’re disbanding the name and everything,” he told the magazine. “They don’t want to tour anymore. I get it. But I love it. […]

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Ozzy Osbourne hopes Bill Ward can return to Black Sabbath

Posted by on October 23, 2014

In an interview with LoudWire, Ozzy Osbourne speaks of another Black Sabbath album and tour, which leads – of course – to the situation with drummer Bill Ward. Said Osbourne, on what it was like playing together as a band again: “The only down thing was that Bill Ward, the drummer, was not on tour with […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Paranoid’ by Black Sabbath turns 44 years old

Posted by on September 18, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. This is another legendary album. Again. What can I say about this one? After Sabbath came out with their revolutionary debut, they followed it with one of the most famous albums of all time. Period. “Paranoid,” […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Born Again’ by Black Sabbath turns 31 years old

Posted by on August 7, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 31 years ago today, Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan replaced Dio, and gave a whole new style to Black Sabbath with the release of  Born Again. This is the first Sabbath album since […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Headless Cross’ by Black Sabbath turns 25 years old

Posted by on April 17, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Black Sabbath’s Tony Martin-era magnum opus, Headless Cross. Released on April 17th, 1989. Here we have, in my opinion, the best album of the Tony Martin-era of Sabbath. One of my favorite […]

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Ozzy Osbourne would be up for another Black Sabbath album

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Black Sabbath are currently out on the final leg of touring in support of 13, so it’s about time for people to wonder what the band is going to do when said touring is complete. Is a follow-up to 13 possible? If so, Ozzy is apparently up for it: “Everybody asks me if there’s going to be a […]

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Metal Insider’s top five: Best and worst Black Sabbath albums

Posted by on March 31, 2014

From the late sixties to the present day, few musical acts have had the sort of lasting impact that Black Sabbath can claim. They pioneered a sound which countless musicians have emulated, although none were able to truly duplicate. Tony Iommi developed a fairly unique style of guitar playing, employing power chords, heavy distortion, and […]

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Today in Metal: Black Sabbath spawned a genre 44 years ago today

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut, which was released in the UK on February 13, 1970. What can I say about the first Sabbath album that hasn’t been said? Nothing! It’s arguably the […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Events In 2013 We’re Thankful For

Posted by on November 25, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Yup, it’s that time of year again. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re continuing our tradition of counting down the top five events and occasions we’re thankful occurred this year. 2013 was a year jam packed with lows and […]

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