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Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Confirms Red Hot Chili Peppers + Black Sabbath as Headliners

A couple of days ago, we told you rumor had it that the 2012 Lollapalooza lineup would feature Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath — and now we can confirm that the rumors were right on the money. This year’s list of acts has been unveiled, and it’s a doozy.

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
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Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Discusses Touring With Megadeth + Black Sabbath’s Reunion

The 2012 Gigantour is well under way with a lineup of Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat. Motorhead, out in support of their latest studio album ‘The World Is Yours,’ released in late 2010 still put on one of the loudest shows in the world and in a recent interview with SFWeekly, frontman Lemmy Kilmister checked in to talk about the tour and his thoughts on the Black Sabbath reunion.

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Drummer Bill Ward ‘Hopeful’ About Rejoining Black Sabbath

With all the controversy surrounding Bill Ward and his current exit from Black Sabbath‘s lineup, the drummer has penned an open letter to fans explaining that he has not declined to participate in the reunion, as has been widely reported. He goes onto say that he’s ‘hopeful’ that a solution can be reached and that he can rejoin the band.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Black Sabbath European Shows Rebooked as ‘Ozzy + Friends’ Featuring Zakk Wylde and Slash

With Tony Iommi battling lymphoma and Bill Ward in a contract dispute with the band, Black Sabbath will now only play one gig on their previously scheduled European tour.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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Rick Santorum Says Heavy Metal Corrupts The Minds Of Young People

“If you listen to the radio today, many of these brand new, so-called heavy metal music bands like Black Sabbath, Venom, The WASP and Iron Maiden use satanic imagery to corrupt the minds of young people,” announced Santorum.

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Robert Cianflone, Getty Images
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Drummer Vinny Appice Says Black Sabbath Invite Would Be ‘A Hard Thing To Say No To’

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing former Black Sabbath / Dio / Heaven and Hell drummer and current Kill Devil Hill stickman Vinny Appice. One of the topics we discussed with Appice was the current drama surrounding original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward‘s threat to drop out of the band’s reunion and the rest of Sabbath’s decision to continue without him. 

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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne: If Tony Iommi Dies, I’m Gonna Kill Him!

While fan outcry grows over the recent rift between Bill Ward and the rest of his bandmates in the newly reunited Black Sabbath, guitarist Tony Iommi continues his battle against cancer — and he can count on vocal support (in more ways than one) from Ozzy Osbourne.

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Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Thanks Fans For Support

As the drama surrounding the Black Sabbath reunion continues to spiral, original drummer Bill Ward has reached out to fans, thanking them for their support.

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Bill Ward Threatens to Delay New Black Sabbath Album and Tour

Black Sabbath's Bill Ward says on his website that he may not participate in the recording of the band's reunion album or in the planned world tour to support the release.

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi ‘Overwhelmed’ by Support After Lymphoma Diagnosis

The metal community was rocked earlier this week by the revelation that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi was suffering from lymphoma. His diagnosis came right in the middle of Black Sabbath’s comeback trail, which includes a new album and touring. A flood of support from fans and fellow musicians followed the announcement of his illness. Now, the legendary axeman has issued his first personal statement on the matter.

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Tony Iommi in Early Stages of Lymphoma; Black Sabbath Still Recording New Album

Following November's announcement that Black Sabbath would be reuniting with Ozzy for a new album and tour, there's now some bad news.  Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, and the band is asking fans to send "positive vibes" the guitarist's way.

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Black Sabbath Officially Reunite With New Album, Tour Coming in 2012

It’s official! Legendary metal pioneers Black Sabbath have just announced that the original lineup — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — have reunited. The band plans to release a new album in 2012 produced by Rick Rubin, with a major world tour to follow.

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