Tag Archives: Tony Iommi

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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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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