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Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

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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Album Anniversary: Black Sabbath’s debut turns 46 today

Posted by on June 1, 2016

If you have any interest in contemporary music, you are very well aware about Black Sabbath’s importance in the creation of what’s known today as heavy metal. While the early days of the band started with a different musical direction, more towards blues-rock and psychedelia, their notoriety became imminent when they released their debut record Black Sabbath. The self-titled […]

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Earthless and Harsh Toke streaming epic two-song split

Posted by on May 27, 2016

San Diego’s Earthless threw me for a loop with 2013’s From the Ages. Two of the albums four tracks clock in at over 14 minutes, while the closer is almost 31 minutes in length. The level of musicianship is impressive – these guys aren’t your stereotypical stoner slackers, these guys are kicking furious rock and roll ass. […]

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Find out how much Metallica, Dream Theater, Cannibal Corpse and more made on the road

Posted by on May 19, 2016

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you. We will take a look at the numbers of some of the biggest names in metal by several […]

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Geezer Butler admits that he used to be a cutter

Posted by on May 18, 2016

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is one of the most confident bassists ever. His nimble fingers know their way around a fretboard, and he plays just as hard as Tony Iommi, making the bass a s prominent an instrument as the guitar. However, in an interview with Classic Rock magazine, Butler admits that he wasn’t always […]

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Ozzfest, Knotfest merging festivals in September

Posted by on May 12, 2016

It’s been a few years since Ozzfest has been in America – 2010, to be exact. But in the ’90s and 2000’s, it was the premiere metal festival. And with Ozzy and Corey Taylor having a special announcement planned for today, it didn’t take too many guesses that perhaps the Ozzfest and Knotfest might be […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Unsuccessful replacements in metal and hard rock

Posted by on May 4, 2016

AC/DC defied the odds 36 years ago when they recorded one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, Back In Black, with the late (and very beloved) Bon Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson. Now they’re taking a similar gamble by bringing in Axl Rose to fill in for a sidelined Johnson on the road. […]

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