Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Metal Grammy nominees announced, continue to confound

Posted by on December 5, 2014

Earlier today, the 2015 Grammy nominees were announced. And if you’re expecting the organization to come around and be a little more progressive, you’re going to be disappointed once again. We’ll discuss this Headbangers Brawl style after the list, asking Metal Insider staffers their thoughts on the nominees and who we think will win. To […]

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Robb Flynn shares Dimebag memories as 10th anniversary of his death approaches

Posted by on December 4, 2014

On December 8th, 2004, Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was assassinated onstage while he played with his brother in post-Pantera band Damageplan. It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a decade since then, since Dime’s presence has loomed large over metal nearly as much since his passing than when he was alive. Machine Head frontman […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Mob Rules’ by Black Sabbath turns 33 years old

Posted by on November 4, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This is my favorite album of all time. It’s just a masterpiece. This album is EVERYTHING Heaven and Hell was, but with a TON more fire and energy behind the band. Songs like […]

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Ozzy on Bill Ward’s return to Black Sabbath – not my call

Posted by on November 3, 2014

We’ve already known that after one more Black Sabbath album, the band’s done. But in a recent interview with Billboard, Ozzy not only reiterated that, but said that they’re done for good. “We’re disbanding the name and everything,” he told the magazine. “They don’t want to tour anymore. I get it. But I love it. […]

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In case you were wondering, Foo Fighters won Halloween

Posted by on November 3, 2014

Remember a few weeks ago when Foo Fighters appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and covered Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs?” They decided to do it again on Halloween when the band was playing in Nashville. Only this time, they did it in corpse paint! The whole band took to the stage with makeup on, with […]

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Black Sabbath must really like ‘CSI,’ as Tony Iommi wrote music for it

Posted by on October 29, 2014

Remember last year, when Black Sabbath chose to premiere a new song from their then-forthcoming album, 13, on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation? It turns out that they’re not done with the CBS crime drama. Or at least guitarist Tony Iommi isn’t, as he’s written an original piece of music for the show that will be airing this Sunday […]

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Black Sabbath to disband after next album

Posted by on October 24, 2014

It’s been four years since Ozzy Osbourne’s last solo album, Scream, and it’s pretty safe to say that no one’s clamoring for another solo album from the Ozzman unless we’re talking about something on the level of 1991′s No More Tears. That’s not stopping Ozzy from returning to his solo career after releasing another Black Sabbath album, […]

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Ozzy Osbourne hopes Bill Ward can return to Black Sabbath

Posted by on October 23, 2014

In an interview with LoudWire, Ozzy Osbourne speaks of another Black Sabbath album and tour, which leads – of course – to the situation with drummer Bill Ward. Said Osbourne, on what it was like playing together as a band again: “The only down thing was that Bill Ward, the drummer, was not on tour with […]

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Lady Gaga’s favorite metal song is by Black Sabbath

Posted by on October 3, 2014

It’s no surprise by now that Lady Gaga likes metal. All you have to do is look at the ridiculously awful album cover for Born This Way, in which she actually is metal, to see that. She’s also hung out at SXSW watching Lazer/Wulf, brought Babymetal on tour with her, and got to meet some of […]

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Black Sabbath to work on new album

Posted by on September 29, 2014

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne recently told Metal Hammer magazine that there will be a new album, and writing will most likely start in early 2015. This record would follow-up 13, which came out in 2013. Said Osbourne, on beginning to work on new material: “It’ll be sooner rather than later. Obviously a lot of it […]

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