1. Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Says His Cancer is in Remission

    August 10, 2016 1:51 PM EDT Guitar legend praises treatment he received at U.K. care center Black Sabbath ’s Tony Iommi says that his cancer is in remission. The Birmingham Mail reports that the heavy metal guitar legend revealed the news during the unveiling of a plaque at the United Kingdom’s Spire Specialist Care…

  2. Black Sabbath Delivers the Goods at Farewell Tour Stop in Los Angeles

    February 13, 2016 5:55 PM EST There are certain things you expect from a Black Sabbath show: pyro, lots of fists in the air and Ozzy Osbourne mumbling something you don't understand. Black Sabbath Has One More CD to Come...But You'll Need to Attend 'The End' Concerts to Buy it At the Forum in Los…

  3. Live Aid Turns 30: U2, Madonna, Led Zeppelin Reunion & More Highlights

    July 13, 2015 5:13 PM EDT It’s hard to believe 30 years have passed since Live Aid. The monumental charity concert, which raised funds for famine relief in Africa, featured a laundry list of '80s artists that now reads like a music fan’s dream concert. The event was held on July 13, 1985, simultaneously in London…

  4. Geezer Butler on Another Black Sabbath Album: 'Never Say Never'

    June 07, 2013 2:36 AM EDT Geezer Butler says that he's happy he and Black Sabbath mates Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi "were able to come together and do one final album" -- "13,"  which comes out June 11 and is currently streaming on iTunes. Um...final? "Well, I guess you should never…

  5. Ozzy Osbourne International Airport? Rocker's Hometown Government 'Intrigued' by the Idea

    December 30, 2012 3:00 PM EST Will the airplane overtake the bat as the flying object most associated with Ozzy Osbourne ? British recording industry vet Jim Simpson, who discovered Osbourne's pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath , is mounting a campaign to rename the rocker's hometown airport after him,…

  6. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  7. Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Says He's Out of Reunion Gigs

    May 15, 2012 8:24 PM EDT Bill Ward will not be joining Black Sabbath for this year's performances, the drummer confirmed in a letter to fans on his website . The lengthy, emotional note explained that Ward had been asked to participate "minimally" at the band's Download Festival set in the UK in…

  8. Black Sabbath Reunion Tour Becomes 'Ozzy & Friends' Tour

    February 17, 2012 4:35 PM EST Three months after announcing a 2012 tour and album, Black Sabbath has reshuffled its reunion plans in light of guitarist Tony Iommi's battle with lymphoma. The hard rock legends have confirmed that they plan to play only one show on their planned European tour -- Download Festival,…

  9. Black Sabbath Reunion Hits Speed Bump: Drummer Threatens to Quit

    February 02, 2012 2:57 PM EST Ward requires a "signable contract that reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band" in order to move forward." The Black Sabbath reunion hasn't faced enough obstacles already, what with guitarist Tony Iommi's recent lymphoma…

  10. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Has Lymphoma

    January 09, 2012 9:55 AM EST Plans for Band's First Album in 33 Years Have Not Been Derailed Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma but a new album for the legendary metal band is still on track, it was announced Monday. Iommi, 63, is currently working with his…

  11. Black Sabbath Reuniting For New Album, Tour

    November 11, 2011 2:15 PM EST Legendary hard rock band Black Sabbath is reuniting to record its first studio album with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, and will support it with a massive 2012 tour. The group made the announcement during a press conference today (Nov. 11) at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles,…

  12. Black Sabbath Reunion Coming? 'We're Talking,' Says Tony Iommi

    November 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST After writing extensively about its past in his new book "Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven & Hell With Black Sabbath ," guitarist Tony Iommi is cautiously optimistic about a future with bandmates Ozzy Osbourne , Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. And he's not giving any hints…

  13. Black Sabbath Plots Press Conference; New Album to Come?

    November 04, 2011 9:12 PM EDT All four Black Sabbath original members will reunite for a press conference on Nov. 11 -- but will the heavy metal icons announce a new album? According to Rolling Stone , the long-disbanded group have dubbed the event a "special announcement at the same location where the influential…

  14. Ozzy Osbourne on Black Sabbath Reunion: 'It's In The Very Early Stages'

    October 07, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Speculation surrounding a Black Sabbath reunion including Ozzy Osbourne arose in August, when the Birmingham Mail reported that Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi said the original lineup was writing new material together. Iommi back-tracked on his official website , expressing disappointment that…

  15. Tony Iommi Throws Water on Black Sabbath Album Reports

    August 17, 2011 9:55 AM EDT You've had a bad summer, British news media. While it's not on par with the wiretapping scandal, metal fans are reeling (or for some, breathing a sigh of relief) with news that Black Sabbath will not be reuniting for an album and tour. Yet, at least. Legendary guitarist Tony Iommi…

  16. Billboard Bits: Xtina & Adele Hang Out, AC/DC Launch Wine Line

    August 16, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adele & Christina Aguilera Hang in L.A. It was a collision of diva power, as Christina Aguilera and Adele spent time together backstage at Adele's show at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last night. "…

  17. Slash, AC/DC, Rolling Stones Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 11:40 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC , the Rolling Stones , Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a performance from Florida's Alter Bridge ,…

  18. Metal Community Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

    May 17, 2010 5:10 PM EDT The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. Tony Iommi, who worked with Dio in Black Sabbath and its latest incarnation, Heaven and Hell, was among…

  19. Ronnie James Dio, Metal Legend, Dead at 67

    May 16, 2010 5:37 PM EDT Seminal heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio -- the voice for Elf, Blackmore's Rainbow , Black Sabbath , his own band Dio and, most recently, Heaven & Hell -- has lost his battle with stomach cancer, passing away Sunday at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. Dio was 67 years old and…

  20. Ozzy Sues Over 'Black Sabbath' Name

    June 01, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Even as the third incarnation of Black Sabbath - now doing business as Heaven & Hell - prepares to tour to promote its new album, "The Devil You Know," a battle is raging over who should own the Sabbath name. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne, who left the band in 1979 and returned in 1997…

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