Tag Archives: Tony Iommi

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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Black Sabbath reunite with Bill Ward… offstage

Posted by on May 21, 2015

One of the biggest stories this year has been Black Sabbath’s very public argument about their drummer. Original drummer Bill Ward had already been replaced for their last album, 13, and was hoping he could join for the last album and tour. However, by publicly talking about it, he annoyed Ozzy Osbourne. The last we heard, Ward […]

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Despite letter from Axl Rose, Indonesian smugglers executed

Posted by on April 29, 2015

When Jakarta governor and Indonesian metal fan Joko Widodo was elected president of Indonesia, metal fans and Indonesians alike rejoiced. The son of a wood seller, Widodo was seen as a champion of social welfare and a break from the authoritarian past of the country’s rulers. However, the President showed that he won’t be swayed […]

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Tony Iommi’s health not the reason for Black Sabbath cancellation

Posted by on April 10, 2015

Black Sabbath haven’t explained why they canceled their Ozzfest Japan appearance, so of course rumors started to fly. The last time Black Sabbath cancelled a performance and Ozzy and friends filled in was 2012, when guitarist Tony Iommi left tour to get treatment for lymphoma. Thankfully this is not the reason this time, as confirmed by Iommi himself via […]

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Black Sabbath may do a farewell tour

Posted by on April 9, 2015

Earlier today, metal fans were thrown for a loop when it was announced that Black Sabbath were pulling out of what had been billed as their “farewell” at the Ozzfest Japan. Interesting that the “previous reports” they referred to came from Sharon Osbourne herself. The question, of course, remained after the news as to whether […]

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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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