Tony Iommi

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi & Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan To Release “WhoCares”

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.

08/10/2012

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Black Sabbath Plays England’s O2, Still Battling Bill Ward

Over the weekend, Black Sabbath performed their first concert since reuniting (again) with singer Ozzy Osbourne at England’s O2 Academy. More significantly, it was their first concert since guitarist Tony Iommi had been treated for […]

05/21/2012

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Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Won’t Play Reunion Shows

Starting with Tony Iommi’s sudden lymphoma diagnosis in January, it’s not been so easy for Black Sabbath’s original members to get the old band back together. And the reunion roadblocks just keep coming. Drummer Bill […]

05/16/2012

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Spin Magazine Ranks 100 Greatest Guitarist, Sans Legends

When mainstream music magazines rank the greatest guitarists of all time, the same names tend to linger toward the top of the list: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page, the Rolling Stones’ Keith […]

05/04/2012

JACK’s Inside Track: Black Sabbath/Lollapalooza

A Black Sabbath “REUNION” is a much of a “REUNION” as Van Halen…no Michael Anthony and if there’s no Bill Ward, that’s false advertisement. Like when Subway wouldn’t give a $5 Footlong on Leap Day. […]

04/12/2012

JACK’s Inside Track: Black Sabbath

I knew this proposed Sabbath reunion was too good to be true–Tony’s got cancer and Bill’s got a bad contract…according to him. Hopefully Rick Rubin is STILL involved with the new album. Or at LEAST […]

02/27/2012

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Black Sabbath Cancels Coachella; Reunion Tour in Jeopardy?

The much-anticipated[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Black Sabbath[/lastfm] reunion tour of 2012 may be put on hold. A rumor circulating in the festival industry says Tony Iommi’s unfortunate illness forced the band to cancel a headlining gig at Coachella in California.

01/11/2012

JACK’s Inside Track: Black Sabbath

Two books and a possible reunion? Black Sabbath look to be pretty ambitious in their advancing years…either that or Sharon needs a new 24K bathroom in the guest house.

10/20/2011

BLACK SABBATH’s BILL WARD: The Music That Changed My Life

Goldmine magazine recently spoke to legendary [lastfm]BLACK SABBATH[/lastfm] drummer [lastfm]Bill Ward[/lastfm] about the the artists and music in general that matter to him. You can read the entire article at this location. While Ward is […]

08/23/2010

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