Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Metal Power Rankings: Up the Irons

Posted by on February 20, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. It’s not always good news that get a band on this […]

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Relive the birth of metal with Tony Iommi and Fingers Bloody Fingers

Posted by on February 19, 2015

67 years ago today, the architect of heavy metal was born. Black Sabbath guitarist Anthony Frank “Tony” Iommi was born in the West Midlands of the UK on February 19th, 1948. And while many know the origins of  his sound, there are still some unaware that some of the most memorable riffs in rock history […]

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Black Sabbath meet A Flock of Seagulls, jazz in mash-ups

Posted by on February 3, 2015

What would you get if you crossed Black Sabbath with A Flock of Seagulls? In the early ’80s, you’d probably get a fight that A Flock of Seagulls would come out on the losing side of. However, in the age of technology, Andy Rehfeldt decided to mash up the two bands, and as usual, he totally kills […]

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Iron Maiden, Tony Iommi take stand against ticket resales

Posted by on February 3, 2015

You know what’s the worst? When you want to buy tickets, but the show sold out and the only way to get in is by buying from someone that bought them and is jacking up the prices just to make some money. While that continues to happen here, it’s also prevalent in the UK, where an […]

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Metal Power Rankings: The emperor strikes back

Posted by on January 31, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. This week, Marilyn Manson, riding critical and commercial buzz, sits atop […]

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Geezer Butler is doing just fine after arrest

Posted by on January 30, 2015

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler made his way into bar fight history earlier this week after he was arrested following a disturbance at the Corkscrew Saloon in Death Valley. Butler was charged with misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism, but it seems like he was only locked up for the night and let go. Yesterday, he took to […]

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Geezer Butler arrested following bar brawl

Posted by on January 28, 2015

Looks like 2015 is off to a rocky start for Geezer Butler. According to TMZ, the Black Sabbath bassist spent the night in jail following a bar fight in Death Valley, CA. Geezer (real name Terence Michael Butler) was reportedly booked at the Inyo County Jail following an altercation at the Corkscrew Saloon on the […]

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Video of full Metal Allegiance concert in Anaheim online

Posted by on January 27, 2015

We’ve been telling you about the all-star Metal Allegiance show since its inception on Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise last fall. The big night was last Wednesday, January 21 in Anaheim, CA at the House of Blues. If you weren’t there, now you can watch the entire show yourself on YouTube! The lineup of participating musicians and […]

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Metal Insider Top 5: Songs about snow

Posted by on January 26, 2015

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. About a year and a half ago, we counted down the top five songs of Summer. We wish it were Summer here at Metal Insider HQ. Instead, we’re snowed in, probably for at least a day, as a punishing blizzard […]

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Adrenaline Mob goes down to Georgia

Posted by on January 24, 2015

Supergroup Adrenaline Mob have premiered their version of the classic Charlie Daniels Band duel “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” from their upcoming rarities album Dearly Departed to be released through Century Media on February 10th. The EP will feature 4 cover tracks, an unreleased track from the Men of Honor sessions, 3 acoustic renditions […]

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