Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Metal Insider’s top 5: musicians that came back from health issues

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. As we write this, Primus drummer Tim Alexander has just successfully underwent triple bypass heart surgery following a heart attack on Friday. An update from the band suggests that everything went well, stating: “The Mighty Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Last in Line’ by Dio turns 30 years old

Posted by on July 2, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 30 years ago today, Dio released the followup to his legendary Holy Diver, and called it The Last in Line. Just yesterday we spoke about the greatest albums of 1984, and of course, this is one […]

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Would you see Black Sabbath for $4.28? UK fans are

Posted by on June 30, 2014

Last year, Black Sabbath toured for the first time in years in support of 13. If you were lucky enough to see the band, you probably paid dearly for it. However, for their show coming up this Friday at BST Hyde Park in Britain that Tony Iommi said might be their last show ever, tickets were […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Eric the Red’ by Týr turns 11 years old

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 11 years ago today, progressive folk metal innovators Týr released their second full length album, Eric the Red. First, I must point out that Týr was inspired by the Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath album cover of […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Dehumanizer’ by Black Sabbath came out 22 years ago

Posted by on June 22, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 22 years ago today, Dio rejoined Black Sabbath to create one of their heaviest albums of all time, Dehumanizer. Dehumanizer is truly one of the most underrated albums of all time in my […]

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Birmingham Venue that booked first ever Black Sabbath show, The Crown, to close

Posted by on June 20, 2014

The iconic Birmingham, England venue The Crown is being sold to Japanese developers for a rumored £1.2 million. Although it may look like any ordinary small venue, The Crown was a stepping stone for such bands like early Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. By stepping stone, I mean that this was where the first ever […]

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Black Sabbath arranges tour travels around Geezer Butler’s love of soccer

Posted by on June 20, 2014

There’s nothing particularly noteworthy of learning of Geezer Butler’s (Black Sabbath) love of football, or soccer for us American folk. However, the steps that this super-fan takes to watch his home country’s team play during the world cup are definitely some next-level type of fandom reports Ultimate-Guitar. In a recent interview with Birmingham Mai (via […]

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Canadian cop killer Justin Bourque caught

Posted by on June 6, 2014

In an update to a story we wrote about yesterday, Justin Bourque, the alleged killer of three Royal Canadian Mounted Policemen in Moncton, New Brunswick, has been captured alive. Apparently, he was captured in a yard, and apparently said “I’m done” as he surrendered to police. It was noted by many that the last post […]

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That’s Professor Iommi to you

Posted by on June 5, 2014

Last November, Black Sabbath guitarist/architect of metal as we know it Tony Iommi was awarded an honorary doctorate by Coventry University in “recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music.” As a result of his doctorate, Iommi has been appointed Visiting Professor of Music. Last month, he stopped by the campus, and plans on […]

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Here’s a list of bands that were banned on Soviet Union Radio

Posted by on June 2, 2014

We’ve heard about metal music being banned in some shape or form before, but did you ever want to know what music was banned from Soviet Union radio stations in 1985? Well, there exists such a list, and it is apparently titled “the approximate list of foreign musical groups and artists whose repertoires contain ideologically harmful […]

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