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Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Man arrested for selling fake Black Sabbath tickets

Posted by on August 23, 2016

Are you going to see Black Sabbath’s final tour of the U.S. this summer? Not so fast. Even if you have tickets, if you bought them online, they might be fakes. That’s what some people found out the hard way, and a man has been arrested for selling fraudulent tickets online. In Maryland, 34 year-old […]

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Tony Iommi’s cancer in remission, Black Sabbath guitarist says

Posted by on August 10, 2016

One week from today (17), Black Sabbath will begin what’s almost undoubtedly their last ever American tour as a band. The second U.S. leg of “The End” tour will begin on an up note, as guitarist Tony Iommi said yesterday that his cancer that he’s been battling is in remission. The 68 year-old Iommi who has […]

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Pallbearer release surprise EP in advance of Baroness tour

Posted by on August 10, 2016

Already having made a name for themselves with doom fans over the past five years, Pallbearer keep finding new and diverse bands to go on tour with. Their Anthrax/Lamb of God tour earlier this year undoubtedly earned them some new fans, and their tour with Deafheaven probably confused some black metal hipster types that hadn’t heard […]

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Headbangers Brawl: On the Dio hologram

Posted by on August 9, 2016

Four years ago, in the wake of Tupac’s hologram appearance at Coachella, we debated the legitimacy and future of holographic performances. While a few other deceased artists have been resurrected in holographic form since then, we at the time thought someone like Wendy Dio would be less than interested in rolling out a hologram version […]

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Remember When: Ronnie James Dio guided Tenacious D in ‘The Pick Of Destiny’

Posted by on August 9, 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 […]

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Ryan Adams plays Slayer, Black Sabbath covers at folk festival

Posted by on July 25, 2016

51 years ago, Bob Dylan freaked out attendees at the Newport Folk Festival by plugging in and playing an electric guitar. And while Ryan Adams busting out covers of Slayer and Sabbath at the same festival over the weekend isn’t quite the same, his unorthodox covers rivaled those of Rob Scallon’s wacky banjo covers or Steve ‘N’ […]

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Album anniversary: Black Sabbath, ‘Masters of Reality’ turns 45

Posted by on July 21, 2016

White it’s roots have been around for years, heavy metal as we know it has existed for 46 years now. It was ushered in on February 15th, 1970 with the release of Black Sabbath’s self-titled LP. And while many bands take years (or if you’re Tool, decades) to release follow-up albums, on this day in […]

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Today in metal history: Judas Priest and Black Sabbath play Live Aid in 1985

Posted by on July 13, 2016

On July 13th, 1985, one of the biggest concerts in music history happened, as Live Aid occurred simultaneously in Philadelphia and London. Bands including Queen, U2, Led Zeppelin (kind of), Madonna. the Beach Boys and Bob Dylan played the event, which was a fundraiser for relief in Africa organized by Bob Geldof. It took place at […]

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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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