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Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Rick Rubin talks about working with Slayer, Danzig, Kerry King’s dislike of Beastie Boys

Posted by on February 11, 2016

Given the body of work he’s amassed already, not to mention his long, flowing gray beard, it’s hard to imagine that Rick Rubin is only 52 years old. In his 32 years of producing, he cofounded Def Jam, then American Recordings and he produced everything from Slayer’s Reign in Blood to Adele and Johnny Cash. On the eve […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Dio era)

Posted by on February 11, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. While all the groups I feature in Criminally Slept-On are established acts with significant fan bases, Black Sabbath is another animal entirely. It’s tough to try touting rare and overlooked material by a […]

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Decrepit Birth’s Samus Paulicelli covers Black Sabbath all by himself

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Decrepit Birth hasn’t put out an album since 2010, but that’s not stopping drummer Samus Paulicelli from releasing material on YouTube. The guy’s released music from his ass, represented his tribe, and more recently, played in the style of 14 drummers other than him. Now he’s gone and paid tribute to the masters, Black Sabbath, […]

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We’re giving away deluxe Black Sabbath reissues and a Sabbath print!

Posted by on February 9, 2016

As you all know by now, Black Sabbath is on tour for the last time ever. The first leg of their “The End” tour continues on for most of the rest of the month, wrapping up on February 27th at Madison Square Garden. And while you can pick up a limited edition CD featuring four 13 […]

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A third Black Sabbath show is postponed following Ozzy’s illness

Posted by on February 3, 2016

Black Sabbath’s final tour isn’t off to as stellar a start as many would like. Having kicked off two weeks ago, the first four shows went great.  However, two Canadian dates in Edmonton and Calgary were postponed after Ozzy Osbourne took ill with extreme sinusitis. It was announced today that a third Sabbath show, tonight’s […]

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Black Sabbath postpones shows due to Ozzy’s sinusitis

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Black Sabbath started their final tour a last week and while things seemed to be going smooth, the band just hit their first bump on the road as they had to postpone two Canadian dates due to Ozzy Osbourne’s health. The legends were set to perform in Edmonton this past January 30th but they were forced […]

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Geezer Butler apologizes for misleading Black Sabbath fans

Posted by on January 28, 2016

In a recent interview, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler stated that original drummer Bill Ward was given the opportunity to play Black Sabbath’s last show, but he decided that he didn’t want to do that. However, Ward quickly made a Facebook post stating that he was never offered the opportunity to play with Black Sabbath, and […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Ozzy Era)

Posted by on January 28, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. I believe Black Sabbath are the quintessential heavy metal band. They ushered in a sound that went on to inform not only their contemporaries, but no less than every single band that’s ever […]

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Bill Ward was given a chance to play Black Sabbath’s final show.

Posted by on January 25, 2016

Last week, Black Sabbath kicked off their final tour, and as many know, they did so without founding drummer Bill Ward. And whether he’s not playing because of financial concerns (he says) or poor health (Sabbath says), the fact remains that a lot of people would prefer to see Sabbath go out the way they came […]

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Geezer says health, not money, is why BIll Ward isn’t with Black Sabbath

Posted by on January 20, 2016

Today, Black Sabbath kick off their last tour ever. And as many know, it’ll be without original drummer Bill Ward. This time last year, Ward and Ozzy Osbourne were in a very public war of words about the band’s decision to move on without him. The “he said-he said” didn’t find any party winning, with Ozzy […]

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