1. Geoff Nicholls, Black Sabbath Keyboardist, Dies at 68

    January 28, 2017 11:39 AM EST 0 0 0 Geoff Nicholls, Black Sabbath ’s longtime keyboardist, died Saturday (Jan. 28) following a battle with lung cancer. He was 68. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi confirmed the news on Facebook. "I'm so saddened to hear the loss of one of m ...

  2. Metallica Teases New Album, Ponders the Future of Rock at SiriusXM Town Hall Interview

    September 26, 2016 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The metal legends also reflected on their 2011 Lou Reed collaboration "Lulu" & their fandom of U.K. punks Savages. Determined to make an event of the band's first studio album since 2008, Metallica is hitting the promotional trail ...

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

    August 10, 2016 1:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 th ...

  4. Ozzy Osbourne & Geezer Butler Look Back at 20 Years of Ozzfest; Sharon Osbourne Calls on Beyonce to Relaunch Lilith Fair

    May 13, 2016 12:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 The May 12 announcement that metal festivals  Ozzfest and Knotfest  were merging for one giant head-banging event on Sept. 24 and 25 accompanies two major milestones for  Ozzy Osbourne : the 20th anniversary and likely farewell of Ozzfest and the fi ...

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

    February 13, 2016 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 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' ...

  6. Black Sabbath Has One More CD to Come...But You'll Need to Attend 'The End' Concerts to Buy it

    January 19, 2016 12:58 AM EST 0 0 0 Black Sabbath has opted not to record a final album to go along with its upcoming farewell tour, The End . But it will have a final piece of product, with some unheard music, to offer fans at the shows. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butl ...

  7. Ozzy Osbourne Sings in the Rain With Slash, Tom Morello & Geezer Butler at Voodoo Fest

    November 01, 2015 4:35 PM EST It’s difficult to find a musical act more perfect for Halloween than Ozzy Osbourne at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans.   Osbourne gave fans an all-star metal performance on the rainy Saturday (Oct. 31) night, bringing along special guests Guns N’ Ros ...

  8. Florence + The Machine, Zac Brown Band, Ozzy Osbourne to Headline Voodoo Fest 2015

    June 20, 2015 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ozzy Osbourne , Slash , Florence + The Machine and the Zac Brown Band are headed to New Orleans for the 2015 Voodoo Music Festival. Festival organizers announced the headliners Wednesday for the 17th annual alternative music festival set to take pla ...

  9. 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... ...

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

    December 30, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  12. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  13. Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Pulls Out of Reunion Gigs Over Contract Terms

    May 16, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (Getty Images) 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&q ...

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

    May 15, 2012 8:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    February 17, 2012 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 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 plan ...

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

    February 02, 2012 8:23 PM EST The Black Sabbath reunion hasn't faced enough obstacles already, what with guitarist Tony Iommi's recent lymphoma diagnosis moving the band's recording sessions to London and reportedly forcing them to pull out of a headlining slot ...

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

    February 02, 2012 2:57 PM EST 0 0 0 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 guitaris ...

  18. Black Sabbath Was Confirmed for Coachella But Pulled Out Due to Tony Iommi's Illness: Sources

    January 11, 2012 7:28 AM EST The reunited Black Sabbath was one of the planned headliners for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but was forced to pull out just before yesterday's official lineup announcement due to guitarist Tony Iommi's rec ...

  19. Was Black Sabbath Confirmed For Coachella?

    January 10, 2012 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Reunited Rockers Reportedly Pulled Out Due To Iommi's Health The reunited Black Sabbath was one of the planned headliners for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but was forced to pull out just before yesterday's off ...

  20. Backbeat: Original Black Sabbath Lineup Reunites At L.A.'s Whisky A Go-Go

    November 14, 2011 6:54 AM EST The Whisky a Go Go marquee in L.A. announces the Black Sabbath reunion. Los Angeles' tiny Whisky A-Go-Go was packed Friday (Nov. 11) with music press, industry executives and hardcore fans for the long anticipated announcement that the origin ...

  21. Black Sabbath Reuniting For New Album, Tour

    November 11, 2011 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 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. ...

  22. Tony Iommi Throws Water on Black Sabbath Album Reports

    August 17, 2011 9:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    August 16, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Gr ...

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

    November 11, 2010 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 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 pe ...

  25. Heaven & Hell Feeling Devilish On New Album

    February 10, 2009 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Heaven And Hell, the band featuring the post-Ozzy Osbourne members of Black Sabbath, will release its first album under that name, "The Devil You Know," April 28 on Rhino. The set is Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Ap ...

  26. Heaven & Hell 'Six Or Seven' Songs Into New CD

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Heaven & Hell -- aka Black Sabbath Mk. 2, with Ronnie James Dio out front -- has started work on a new album, the group's first since "Dehumanizer" in 1992. Heaven & Hell -- aka Black Sabbath Mk. 2, with Ronnie James Dio out f ...

  27. Heaven And Hell Sets Date For Live CD/DVD

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here this spring, Heaven And Hell's March 30 concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall is headed to DVD Aug. 28 via Rhino. As tipped here this spring, Heaven And Hell's March 30 concert at New York's Radio City Music ...

  28. Heaven And Hell Commits NYC Show To CD/DVD

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Heaven And Hell, the resurrected, renamed, Ronnie James Dio-fronted version of Black Sabbath, kicked off the U.S. portion of its spring tour Friday (March 30) at New York's Radio City Music Hall durin Heaven And Hell, the resurrected, renamed, ...

  29. Heaven And Hell Finds Salvation On Spring Tour

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Sabbath in 1979, will be playing with Iommi and Butler for the first time in 15 years on the trek, which begins March 11 in Vancouver. As expected , the new band Heaven And Hell, which features three members of Bla ...

  30. Dio, Sabbath Mates Plotting 'Hell' Of A Tour

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 What began as fondly jamming to the post-Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath tracks "Heaven and Hell" and "The Mob Rules" during Sabbath's Ozzfest 2005 soundchecks eventually led to a reunion with former sing What began as fondly ja ...

  31. Sabbath Members Touring With, Without Ozzy

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Original Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward are reuniting with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Osbourne in the band in 1979, under the moniker Heaven and Hell. The n Maybe it takes a little friendly competition to ...

  32. Billboard Bits: Black Sabbath, Garcia, Brookville

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Black Sabbath, Jerry Garcia, Brookville Warner Bros./Rhino will celebrate Black Sabbath's induction into the Rock and Hall of Fame with "Greatest Hits 1970-1978," due March 14, the day after the ceremony. The 16-track set is d ...

  33. Hot Product

    May 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant and his band Strange Sensation, "Mighty Rearranger" (Sanctuary). The self-titled debut from Team Sleep (Maverick), le ...

  34. New Covers Disc Completes Ozzy Box

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." ...

  35. Iommi Holding Out Hope For New Sabbath Album

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although Rhino is nearing the release of the first installment in a multi-year Black Sabbath reissue program, the band's next studio album -- the first to feature its classic lineup of Ozzy Osbourne ( Although Rhino is nearing the release of th ...