The album will cover several phases of RJD’s career, including Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio.
Jason Newsted, who played bass in Metallica for 15 years (and Ozzy Osbourne‘s band for a year), sums it up nicely: “Black Sabbath is timeless, ageless, and I guess could be considered the godfathers of our kind of music.”
The book starts off in the pre-metal era of the ’60s, covering the Stooges, the MC5 and Alice Cooper (when “Alice Cooper” represented a band, not just the frontman).
We sat down with some of the icons of the last few decades of heavy metal and hard rock to talk about the culture, why it’s so enduring, and how it has changed. Unsurprisingly, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and Jason Newsted (Metallica), all had a lot to say on the matter.
No one realized that Rob Halford’s leather studded biker outfit represented something TOTALLY different than Heavy Metal 30 years ago..
Ozzfest is returning this summer for a six-city North American tour. Joining [lastfm]Ozzy Osbourn[/lastfm]e will be [lastfm]Mötley Crüe[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Judas Priest[/lastfm] frontman Rob Halford. The tour will kick off August 14 at the San Manuel […]