Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Tony Iommi raises cancer awareness by standing in a glass box

Posted by on August 27, 2015

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been suffering from lymphoma for the last several years. And while he’s doing ok for the moment, he wanted to raise awareness of cancer. On that end, the Iommi teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support for their “Our Not Alone” campaign to show just how lonely and isolating cancer can […]

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Metal by Numbers appendix: the top selling hard rock/metal ever

Posted by on August 19, 2015

If you’re reading this, you’re most likely familiar with our weekly Metal by Numbers column, looking at the weekly sales numbers of hard rock and metal music. While sales continue to decline as people adopt to streaming, there are still a solid amount of records being sold, and many of them are metal. Last week, […]

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Bill Ward says current Black Sabbath feud is ‘very sad’

Posted by on August 18, 2015

Black Sabbath have been playing for a while without their original drummer, Bill Ward, due to an immense list of differences, primarily between Ozzy Osbourne and himself, as they have continuously talked about the other in a seemingly neverending war of words. Because all this beef has been aired out in public, Ward has demanded a […]

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Bill Ward hints at new band

Posted by on July 2, 2015

We have seen the constant battle between Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne and Ex-Black Sabbath Bill Ward over the past months but the brawl has been quiet for a while already, maybe because Ozzy is possibly too busy getting ready to tour this fall and Bill is focused on his new solo album recently released or maybe because he’s […]

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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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