Tag Archives: Tony Iommi

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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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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Today in Metal: ‘Dehumanizer’ by Black Sabbath came out 22 years ago

Posted by on June 22, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 22 years ago today, Dio rejoined Black Sabbath to create one of their heaviest albums of all time, Dehumanizer. Dehumanizer is truly one of the most underrated albums of all time in my […]

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Birmingham Venue that booked first ever Black Sabbath show, The Crown, to close

Posted by on June 20, 2014

The iconic Birmingham, England venue The Crown is being sold to Japanese developers for a rumored £1.2 million. Although it may look like any ordinary small venue, The Crown was a stepping stone for such bands like early Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. By stepping stone, I mean that this was where the first ever […]

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Black Sabbath arranges tour travels around Geezer Butler’s love of soccer

Posted by on June 20, 2014

There’s nothing particularly noteworthy of learning of Geezer Butler’s (Black Sabbath) love of football, or soccer for us American folk. However, the steps that this super-fan takes to watch his home country’s team play during the world cup are definitely some next-level type of fandom reports Ultimate-Guitar. In a recent interview with Birmingham Mai (via […]

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That’s Professor Iommi to you

Posted by on June 5, 2014

Last November, Black Sabbath guitarist/architect of metal as we know it Tony Iommi was awarded an honorary doctorate by Coventry University in “recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music.” As a result of his doctorate, Iommi has been appointed Visiting Professor of Music. Last month, he stopped by the campus, and plans on […]

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