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Tag Archives: Ian Gillan

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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Surprise: Deep Purple’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction is already drama-filled; Let’s recap…

Posted by on February 26, 2016

We were one of the first to scream in joy “about damn time!” when the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced it would finally induct Deep Purple this year. We also knew, though, that their induction would cause quite a lot of drama. After all, not only has Deep Purple gone through a crap […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Other Guys)

Posted by on February 25, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. Black Sabbath became particularly relevant to me in the late 90’s. My dad had already introduced me to their Ozzy-era music when I was younger, so by the time the Reunion double live […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Born Again’ by Black Sabbath turns 31 years old

Posted by on August 7, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 31 years ago today, Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan replaced Dio, and gave a whole new style to Black Sabbath with the release of  Born Again. This is the first Sabbath album since […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/12: Screaming For Ghandi

Posted by on September 12, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If you’re one of the people who for some reason still cares about Matchbox 20, then you probably didn’t notice that it’s been a slow week in terms chart debuts for metal. Propaghandi is […]

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What Do You Get When Tony Iommi Records A Song With Members Of Deep Purple And Iron Maiden? WHOCARES

Posted by on May 5, 2011

Well, actually we do care since it features such a cool lineup. But WHOCARES is the title that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan’s new charity group is going under. The two have reunited to record two songs to benefit those still affected by the Leninakan earthquake that struck Armenia […]

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Ex-Metallica Bassist Joins Iommi’s Project

Posted by on October 15, 2010

Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and H.I.M. guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström have recorded appearances on a new track written and recorded by Tony Iommi, Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), keyboardist Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) and Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden).

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Tony Iommi Records New Track With Deep Purple, Iron Maiden Members

Posted by on October 8, 2010

Tony Iommi has recorded a new song with singer Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), keyboardist Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) and Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain to help raise funds for the rebuilding of Armenian music schools.

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