“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Legendary metal pioneers Black Sabbath have placed a cryptic mystery message on their official website. Posted on the official Black Sabbath website, the simple message showcases the classic purple Black Sabbath logo with “11-11-11″ beneath it. The message has created a unique buzz throughout the metal community – anxiously awaiting for next week’s Sabbath announcement.
A Black Sabbath reunion is far from a sure thing, but the four original band members (vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward) have made it clear that they’re taking baby steps to make it happen.
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