1. 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... ...

  2. 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 ...

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  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Grammy Museum Opens First Ever Heavy Metal Exhibit

    April 12, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Slayer's Marshall stacks greet visitors coming up form the ground floor. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Prior to the Revolver Golden Gods Award Show yesterday (April 12), the Grammy Museum opened its first-ever heavy metal exhibit, "Golden Gods: Th ...

  8. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath, was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago' ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Has Lymphoma

    January 09, 2012 9:55 AM EST 0 0 0 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. Iom ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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. ...

  16. Black Sabbath's Classic Lineup to Reunite for New Album, Tour

    November 11, 2011 2:12 PM EST 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-G ...

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

    November 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Bi ...

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

    November 04, 2011 9:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 a ...

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

    October 07, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 offici ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Metal Community Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

    May 17, 2010 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    May 16, 2010 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Hosp ...

  25. Ozzy Sues Over 'Black Sabbath' Name

    June 01, 2009 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, wh ...

  26. Ozzy Osbourne Sues Over Rights To Black Sabbath Name

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has sued his former band mate Tony Iommi over the ownership of the group's name. Osbourne, 60, filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York, on Tuesday accusing the guitarist of falsely claiming to be the ...

  27. Black Sabbath Vets Find Heaven Back In Hell

    April 29, 2009 9:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Devil You Know" is either the first album by Heaven and Hell or the third studio set from the third lineup of Black Sabbath. Either way, guitarist Tony Iommi says there's much more where that came from. "There were loads of ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Iommi: 2008 Sabbath Tour Not 'In Stone' Yet

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's plenty of talk about a Black Sabbath reunion for 2008. It's just not coming from the band members themselves. Guitarist Tony Iommi tells Billboard.com that even though "everybody's been talkin There's plenty of talk ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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, ...

  33. Heaven And Hell Finalizes Spring Road Trip

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It'll be heaven for Black Sabbath fans when Heaven And Hell -- the rechristened, Ronnie James Dio-fronted version of the band -- plays a 20-date U.S. tour in April and May. It'll be heaven for Black Sabbath fans when Heaven And Hell -- the ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Black Sabbath Members To Form New Band

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Heaven and Hell to launch tour next year. The Black Sabbath boys are back, as the new band Heaven and Hell. Guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ronnie James Dio — former members of British metal supergroup Bla ...

  37. Dio Unleashes Live Album, Makes Acting Debut

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the most instantly recognizable voices in heavy metal, Ronnie James Dio, has issued a new concert album that focuses on one of his classic works, "Holy Diver: Live." One of the most instantly recognizable voices in heavy metal, Ronn ...

  38. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wav ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Hughes Drafts Chili Peppers For New Album

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith. Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to rec ...

  41. HOT PRODUCT

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Royksopp, Willie Nelson, Tony Iommi and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Willie Nelson , Tony Iommi ...

  42. Hot Product

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tony Iommi Sabbath Sounds For his third solo release, "Fused," due this week via Sanctuary, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi didn't stray too far from his quintessential metallic solo past. Most notable is the old school track " ...

  43. Iommi Keeps Rocking With Third Solo Set

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On his third solo release, "Fused," due July 12 via Sanctuary, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi didn't stray too far from his quintessential metallic solo past. On his third solo release, "Fused," due July 12 via Sanctuary ...

  44. 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." ...

  45. DVD Bolsters Sabbath Retrospective

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A DVD of consisting of rare performance footage will round out a nine-disc Black Sabbath collection due out for the holiday season. A DVD of consisting of rare performance footage will round out a nine-disc Black Sabbath collection due out for the h ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Sabbath Displays Classic 'Symptoms' On Rhino Set

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Black Sabbath's original lineup -- vocalist John "Ozzy" Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Terry "Geezer" Butler, and drummer Bill Ward -- ruled heavy metal from 1970-1978, and their work during Black Sabbath's ori ...

  48. The Queen's Golden Jubilee 2002: Party at the Palace

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This keepsake CD recording of the much-touted concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's ascension to the throne should be an essential collectible. This keepsake CD recording of the much-touted concert to cel ...

  49. Golden Jubilee Live Album Heads Overseas

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Party at the Palace," a 21-track souvenir from the recent Golden Jubilee concerts at London's Buckingham Palace. Virgin has set a July 2 North American release date for "Pa ...

  50. McCartney, Ozzy Rock 'Party At The Palace'

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.'s biggest rock and pop stars and international guests last night (June 3) at Party at the Palace, held on the gro Twelve thousand invited members of the publ ...