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Tag Archives: Tony Iommi

Metal Insider’s Top 5: guitar players by Sourvein’s T-Roy

Posted by on April 19, 2016

On Friday, April 8, sludge act Sourvein released Aquatic Occult, the fourth full-length and first for Metal Blade Records. The band’s twenty year journey to the label has seen them hit the road with Voivod, High on Fire and Saint Vitus, among many others. The North Carolina band called New Orleans and California home before returning  to […]

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Tony Iommi says Black Sabbath has plans with former singer Tony Martin

Posted by on March 4, 2016

Black Sabbath is on the final stages as a performing band with their current farewell tour, but there are many other things going on behind the band that should get some excited in some sort of level like the announcement of the band working again with former singer of the band Tony Martin. In preparation […]

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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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Lita Ford alleges Tony Iommi abused her in new book

Posted by on February 15, 2016

Lita Ford was untouchable in the ’80s. The former Runaway had a string of solo albums that went gold, and in an era of hair metal dominated by men, Ford stood out. Her forthcoming book, Living Like a Runaway, seems like it’ll be a must-read based on the excerpts that leaked to the New York Post […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Dio era)

Posted by on February 11, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. While all the groups I feature in Criminally Slept-On are established acts with significant fan bases, Black Sabbath is another animal entirely. It’s tough to try touting rare and overlooked material by a […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Ozzy Era)

Posted by on January 28, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. I believe Black Sabbath are the quintessential heavy metal band. They ushered in a sound that went on to inform not only their contemporaries, but no less than every single band that’s ever […]

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And the drummer for Black Sabbath’s upcoming tour is…

Posted by on January 13, 2016

…not Bill Ward. Earlier today, to help pump up the last Black Sabbath tour ever (or THE END, as they’re calling it), the band put up a teaser video on their YouTube page. Playing “Paranoid,” in the brief teaser, it shows a car showing up to a rehearsal studio, Ozzy Osbourne, and Tony Iommi shuffling […]

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Tony Iommi on Sabbath’s last tour: “I can’t do this anymore”

Posted by on September 7, 2015

A lot of bands call it quits or play their “last” tour, only to go back on that when nostalgia drives up their asking price or they discover that they don’t want to throw in the towel. Black Sabbath, who announced their “THE END” tour last week, won’t be one of them. In an interview […]

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Black Sabbath announce their final tour

Posted by on September 3, 2015

If heavy metal was born in 1970 with the release of the first Black Sabbath tour, a chapter of it is coming to an end in 2016, as Black Sabbath have announced their farewell tour. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Some Drummer Guy That’s Not Bill Ward will be undertaking what’s being billed […]

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Tony Iommi raises cancer awareness by standing in a glass box

Posted by on August 27, 2015

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been suffering from lymphoma for the last several years. And while he’s doing ok for the moment, he wanted to raise awareness of cancer. On that end, the Iommi teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support for their “Our Not Alone” campaign to show just how lonely and isolating cancer can […]

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