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Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Free metal: Ticketmaster releases first shows available to voucher recipients

Posted by on June 21, 2016

  Earlier in the week it came out that Ticketmaster had lost the class action lawsuit against them regarding the service fees that they have been tacking onto the price of tickets for the last twenty years. As part of that settlement, Ticketmaster agreed to give out a whole mess of credits on the future […]

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Remember When: Ozzy Osbourne managed Helmet in The Jerky Boys’ movie?

Posted by on June 14, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Album Anniversary: Black Sabbath’s debut turns 46 today

Posted by on June 1, 2016

If you have any interest in contemporary music, you are very well aware about Black Sabbath’s importance in the creation of what’s known today as heavy metal. While the early days of the band started with a different musical direction, more towards blues-rock and psychedelia, their notoriety became imminent when they released their debut record Black Sabbath. The self-titled […]

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Earthless and Harsh Toke streaming epic two-song split

Posted by on May 27, 2016

San Diego’s Earthless threw me for a loop with 2013’s From the Ages. Two of the albums four tracks clock in at over 14 minutes, while the closer is almost 31 minutes in length. The level of musicianship is impressive – these guys aren’t your stereotypical stoner slackers, these guys are kicking furious rock and roll ass. […]

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Find out how much Metallica, Dream Theater, Cannibal Corpse and more made on the road

Posted by on May 19, 2016

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you. We will take a look at the numbers of some of the biggest names in metal by several […]

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Geezer Butler admits that he used to be a cutter

Posted by on May 18, 2016

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is one of the most confident bassists ever. His nimble fingers know their way around a fretboard, and he plays just as hard as Tony Iommi, making the bass a s prominent an instrument as the guitar. However, in an interview with Classic Rock magazine, Butler admits that he wasn’t always […]

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Ozzfest, Knotfest merging festivals in September

Posted by on May 12, 2016

It’s been a few years since Ozzfest has been in America – 2010, to be exact. But in the ’90s and 2000’s, it was the premiere metal festival. And with Ozzy and Corey Taylor having a special announcement planned for today, it didn’t take too many guesses that perhaps the Ozzfest and Knotfest might be […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Unsuccessful replacements in metal and hard rock

Posted by on May 4, 2016

AC/DC defied the odds 36 years ago when they recorded one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, Back In Black, with the late (and very beloved) Bon Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson. Now they’re taking a similar gamble by bringing in Axl Rose to fill in for a sidelined Johnson on the road. […]

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Jorn covers ABBA singer on first single from new album

Posted by on April 28, 2016

Jorn Lande has recorded a lot of music – over 40 albums, according a press release we got this morning. And his powerful vocals are front and center on everything he does. Today he announced his latest album, Heavy Rock Radio, due out on June 3 on Frontiers Music. Unlike most of his albums, this will […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: guitar players by Sourvein’s T-Roy

Posted by on April 19, 2016

On Friday, April 8, sludge act Sourvein released Aquatic Occult, the fourth full-length and first for Metal Blade Records. The band’s twenty year journey to the label has seen them hit the road with Voivod, High on Fire and Saint Vitus, among many others. The North Carolina band called New Orleans and California home before returning  to […]

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