Tag Archives: Geezer Butler

Metal Insider’s top five: Best and worst Black Sabbath albums

Posted by on March 31, 2014

From the late sixties to the present day, few musical acts have had the sort of lasting impact that Black Sabbath can claim. They pioneered a sound which countless musicians have emulated, although none were able to truly duplicate. Tony Iommi developed a fairly unique style of guitar playing, employing power chords, heavy distortion, and […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 2/28: Our Predictions For The 2014 Revolver Golden Gods

Posted by on February 28, 2014

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Yup, it’s that time of year again. The nominees for the 6th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards were announced this week. Thus, the Metal Insider […]

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Guns N’ Roses to headline Golden Gods Awards; Nominees anounced

Posted by on February 26, 2014

The always-polarizing Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show presented by Epiphone has been announced for Wednesday, April 23 in Los Angeles, and they’ve got some pretty legitimate acts playing this time around. Guns N’ Roses will headline the sixth annual event, with Axl Rose (aka the band’s only original member) receiving the ‘Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement’ Award. […]

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Today in Metal: Black Sabbath spawned a genre 44 years ago today

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut, which was released in the UK on February 13, 1970. What can I say about the first Sabbath album that hasn’t been said? Nothing! It’s arguably the […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Cross Purposes’ by Black Sabbath came out 20 years ago

Posted by on January 31, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Black Sabbath’s Cross Purposes. To start, I must state that I absolutely love the Tony Martin era of Sabbath. It’s my second favorite era, behind Dio. A fun fact about this album […]

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Black Sabbath comment on Grammy win, Ringo Starr introduction

Posted by on January 27, 2014

Black Sabbath were presenters on the Grammy awards last night, introducing Ringo Starr. Unfortunately, Ozzy seemed a bit at a loss for words. Thankfully, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi were able to step up and complete the introduction. Apparently, when asked backstage what he meant to say, Ozzy said “I completely fucked it up.” Backstage, Iommi […]

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Black Sabbath Ozzy-Era Albums Finally Available On iTunes

Posted by on January 14, 2014

For the longest time, the classic albums of Ozzy Era Black Sabbath were missing from iTunes. The only albums you could find with Ozzy were the live album Reunion and most recently 13. But that’s all over now; The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978, available altogether or separately, are on and mastered for iTunes. This, of […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Events In 2013 We’re Thankful For

Posted by on November 25, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Yup, it’s that time of year again. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re continuing our tradition of counting down the top five events and occasions we’re thankful occurred this year. 2013 was a year jam packed with lows and […]

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Black Sabbath aren’t “Loners” In Live Video

Posted by on October 17, 2013

“Loner” is one of the most immediate (and shortest) songs on Black Sabbath’s comeback album 13. And the band has chosen to spotlight the song on their forthcoming live album/DVD, Gathered in Their Masses – Black Sabbath live in Melbourne, Australia. The song doesn’t sound particularly live, save for the cheering at the end, but it’s still pretty […]

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Black Sabbath Energizes New Jersey at only area show

Posted by on August 5, 2013

It’s been a long time since Black Sabbath put out an album with Ozzy Osbourne, 35 years to be exact. So the tour behind 13, the band’s first album ever to debut at No. 1 in America, had something to prove. One of the first of 20 North American shows to be announced in support of […]

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