Tag Archives: Tony Iommi

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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Will Black Sabbath’s July 4th show be their last?

Posted by on May 14, 2014

On July 4th, Black Sabbath will wrap up their touring in support of last year’s 13 by headlining the Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park, appearing with Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motorhead and Soulfly. But according to an interview with Tony Iommi, it could be their last show ever. Iommi, who has been undergoing treatment […]

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Black Sabbath taps Banger Films for new documentary

Posted by on May 8, 2014

When we spoke to him about the new film Super Duper Alice Cooper, Sam Dunn revealed that he and his Banger Films production crew are working on documentaries about Soundgarden and a “legendary metal band that shall remain nameless for now.” Well now it turns out that said legendary band is Black Sabbath. Banger Films […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Devil You Know’ by Heaven and Hell turns five years old

Posted by on April 28, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Five years ago today, Dio’s final studio album, a reunion with Sabbath was released on April 28th. Sabbath’s reunion with Dio is still Sabbath, even with a new name. And it’s still just […]

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Headbangers Brawl: So, about those Golden Gods Awards…

Posted by on April 25, 2014

And just like that, the 6th Annual Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards are in the books. And yeah, it almost seems like they’re engineered just to troll metal fans and appeal to the lowest common denominator of metal fan. However, they’re good for debating, so with the winners announced, we thought it might be appropriate […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Heaven and Hell’ by Black Sabbath turns 34

Posted by on April 25, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 34 years ago today, Ronnie James Dio saved Black Sabbath with the release of Heaven and Hell. This is the album that saved Black Sabbath, and the first with Ronnie James Dio. It’s heavy, […]

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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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