Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Bassist Chris Squire of Yes passes away

Posted by on June 29, 2015

After a short battle with Acute Erythroid Leukemia which was diagnosed in May, founding Yes bassist Chris Squire passed away this weekend at the age of 67. Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler called Squire, “one of the great bass players,” and guitarists Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine, and Tom Morello both offered their condolences via Twitter. A statement on the official Yes […]

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Glenn Danzig covers Black Sabbath, ZZ Top and more

Posted by on June 26, 2015

A few months ago, we had a chat with Prong’s frontman, Tommy Victor where we discussed about their upcoming release Songs from the Black Hole, an album of cover songs from the band’s influences and, as he has been working with Glenn Danzig in the studio as well, he mentioned about the recording process of the three […]

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Ozzy Osbourne playing with two big guitarists

Posted by on June 19, 2015

Maybe Ozzy Osbourne is touring this fall after all? On Halloween night he’ll be headlining the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA, and he’ll have a pretty solid band behind him. Joining Ozzy for the Saturday night gig will be Black Sabbath bandmate and bassist Geezer Butler. Then, throw in a pair of legendary guitarists in Tom Morello […]

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Refused covered Black Sabbath last night

Posted by on June 5, 2015

After watching Refused play an excellent, sweaty sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, we were offered a chance to see them play a secret show at the intimate Saint Vitus Bar a few miles away. Taking the stage at 2, you never would’ve noticed that they’d just gotten off the stage about an […]

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Ed Sheeran sings heavy metal on Tonight Show

Posted by on June 2, 2015

British singer and songwriter sensation Ed Sheeran made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, to support his “latest album,” Ed Sheeran Sings Heavy Metal. Fallon reveals a fictional track listing for Ed Sheeran’s metal album, name-checking Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, and Lamb of God. Then Sheeran actually performs two tracks in front of a green-screen, playing, “Run […]

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Eight Black Sabbath albums to be re-released on vinyl

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Black Sabbath fans and vinyl enthusiasts alike are bound to be stoked on the latest in re-release news. In a series of releases starting on June 22nd, the first eight Black Sabbath albums will be pressed to 180-gram wax and each also includes a CD version of the album. Here’s how the release dates break […]

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More Ozzfest Japan bands announced

Posted by on May 26, 2015

Over the weekend a few more bands were added to the Ozzfest Japan line-up, and none of them were Black Sabbath. Supporting Korn (who are celebrating their 20th anniversary) and Evanescence on Saturday night will be Bullet for My Valentine and Of Mice & Men. On Sunday night, before headliners Ozzy Osbourne & Friends, A Day To […]

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Black Sabbath reunite with Bill Ward… offstage

Posted by on May 21, 2015

One of the biggest stories this year has been Black Sabbath’s very public argument about their drummer. Original drummer Bill Ward had already been replaced for their last album, 13, and was hoping he could join for the last album and tour. However, by publicly talking about it, he annoyed Ozzy Osbourne. The last we heard, Ward […]

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Metal Insider top 5: Metal David Lettterman performances

Posted by on May 20, 2015

After tonight, the late night talk show landscape is going to get a lot more barren, as David Letterman steps down from his long-running Late Show With David Letterman. He’s been a staple since 1982, when Late Night with David Letterman first signed on at NBC. And while Letterman was best known, at least initially, for his […]

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BMG spends some money, buys Rise Records

Posted by on May 18, 2015

Rise Records, the label home to Teenage Time Killer, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men, and Memphis May Fire has been bought up by BMG for an undisclosed chunk of money. Said President of Creative & Marketing at BMG, Laurent Hubert: “Rise Records is more than a record label, it is […]

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