Tag Archives: Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi writes Indonesian president as execution looms

Posted by on March 4, 2015

When Jakarta governor Joko Widodo was elected President of Indonesia, it was seen as a victory for opponents of the authoritarian regimes that had traditionally ruled in the past. It was also seen as a victory for metal fans worldwide, as he became the first president of any country that was a metal fan, naming Napalm […]

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Relive the birth of metal with Tony Iommi and Fingers Bloody Fingers

Posted by on February 19, 2015

67 years ago today, the architect of heavy metal was born. Black Sabbath guitarist Anthony Frank “Tony” Iommi was born in the West Midlands of the UK on February 19th, 1948. And while many know the origins of  his sound, there are still some unaware that some of the most memorable riffs in rock history […]

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Iron Maiden, Tony Iommi take stand against ticket resales

Posted by on February 3, 2015

You know what’s the worst? When you want to buy tickets, but the show sold out and the only way to get in is by buying from someone that bought them and is jacking up the prices just to make some money. While that continues to happen here, it’s also prevalent in the UK, where an […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Mob Rules’ by Black Sabbath turns 33 years old

Posted by on November 4, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This is my favorite album of all time. It’s just a masterpiece. This album is EVERYTHING Heaven and Hell was, but with a TON more fire and energy behind the band. Songs like […]

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Ozzy on Bill Ward’s return to Black Sabbath – not my call

Posted by on November 3, 2014

We’ve already known that after one more Black Sabbath album, the band’s done. But in a recent interview with Billboard, Ozzy not only reiterated that, but said that they’re done for good. “We’re disbanding the name and everything,” he told the magazine. “They don’t want to tour anymore. I get it. But I love it. […]

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Black Sabbath must really like ‘CSI,’ as Tony Iommi wrote music for it

Posted by on October 29, 2014

Remember last year, when Black Sabbath chose to premiere a new song from their then-forthcoming album, 13, on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation? It turns out that they’re not done with the CBS crime drama. Or at least guitarist Tony Iommi isn’t, as he’s written an original piece of music for the show that will be airing this Sunday […]

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Black Sabbath to disband after next album

Posted by on October 24, 2014

It’s been four years since Ozzy Osbourne’s last solo album, Scream, and it’s pretty safe to say that no one’s clamoring for another solo album from the Ozzman unless we’re talking about something on the level of 1991’s No More Tears. That’s not stopping Ozzy from returning to his solo career after releasing another Black Sabbath album, […]

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Black Sabbath to work on new album

Posted by on September 29, 2014

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne recently told Metal Hammer magazine that there will be a new album, and writing will most likely start in early 2015. This record would follow-up 13, which came out in 2013. Said Osbourne, on beginning to work on new material: “It’ll be sooner rather than later. Obviously a lot of it […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Paranoid’ by Black Sabbath turns 44 years old

Posted by on September 18, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. This is another legendary album. Again. What can I say about this one? After Sabbath came out with their revolutionary debut, they followed it with one of the most famous albums of all time. Period. “Paranoid,” […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Tyr’ by Black Sabbath turns 24 years old

Posted by on August 20, 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 third album to feature Tony Martin, Tyr, which was released 24 years ago today. After the awesome Headless Cross album with Tony Martin, Sabbath followed it up with a bit […]

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