Black Sabbath: The creators of doom-laden, scary, dark heavy metal. Eurovision: The relentlessly cheery international song contest.
Hard rock fans may have cause to rejoice within a few weeks: after being ignored for years, Rush and Deep Purple are on this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot, as is Heart and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. One question that has yet to be answered is, if inducted, which members of these groups will be included?
Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi are about to release a somewhat confusing collection that includes lesser known material from both artists’ careers, as well as some of their collaborations. Jokingly titled WhoCares, it’s likely that heavy metal and hard rock fans will care a lot.