Tag Archives: Tony Iommi

And the winners of the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards are…

Posted by on April 24, 2014

Tonight, the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards took place in L.A. While the show is still streaming live online, we now know every band and musician who is taking home a Golden God with them tonight. And let’s just say Slayer’s opening set and Nicolas Cage presenting Axl Rose the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Headless Cross’ by Black Sabbath turns 25 years old

Posted by on April 17, 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 Tony Martin-era magnum opus, Headless Cross. Released on April 17th, 1989. Here we have, in my opinion, the best album of the Tony Martin-era of Sabbath. One of my favorite […]

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Ozzy Osbourne would be up for another Black Sabbath album

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Black Sabbath are currently out on the final leg of touring in support of 13, so it’s about time for people to wonder what the band is going to do when said touring is complete. Is a follow-up to 13 possible? If so, Ozzy is apparently up for it: “Everybody asks me if there’s going to be a […]

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In Defense Of Their Good Name: Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath

Posted by on April 3, 2014

It’s hard being a Black Sabbath fan when your favorite era of the band isn’t the Ozzy era. A typical conversation I have with other Sabbath fans goes something like this… Them: “Oh hey! You’re a Black Sabbath fan?” Me: “Yeah, but probably not the same type as you.” Them: “What do you mean?” Me: […]

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Which of the following metal rumors are true?

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Chances are, you spent the better part of the day wondering whether something unbelievable was true or if it was part of an April Fool’s prank (yeah, sorry about that). With that in mind, we decided to play a little game. We’ve compiled eleven “rumors” that have made their way around the metal community over […]

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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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Tony Iommi selling house for $4.3 million

Posted by on February 13, 2014

What is this that stands before Tony Iommi? It might be his six-bedroom, 8,000 square foot mansion that he’s just put on the market for $4.33 million. The Birmingham Post reports that the Black Sabbath guitarist is looking to get rid of “Netherwood,” an Edwardian mansion built in 1905 in Lapworth, Warwickshire England. The Post reports […]

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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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