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Ozzy Osbourne on Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I Always Think Cancer Means Death’

For over two years, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has battled cancer. Through songwriting, massive touring and all the work that comes with releasing a new album, Iommi has risen to the occasion, giving all he has to millions of Sabbath fans worldwide. Despite Iommi's incredible efforts, Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne admitted that he initially thought Iommi was handed a death sentence by doctors.

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Black Sabbath to Compile Early Studio Albums in New Box Set

More than 40 years after they helped spawn the heavy metal genre, Black Sabbath are still going strong. You can revisit the band's early days with the box set ‘Black Sabbath: The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978,′ set for an April 15 release.

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Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward: ‘It’s Exhilarating to Be Back with the Living’

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has struggled with a few health issues lately, but the man is healing up and will soon sit behind the kit once again. In a new update from Ward himself, the drummer writes about shoulder surgery, contracting perforated diverticulitis, rehab and when exactly he plans on being back.

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Black Sabbath Optimistic About Another Album

Black Sabbath have been fairly non-committal about their next album, choosing to be cautious rather than pinning down specific plans, but those hoping for more music after the '13' success story can get a little excited about comments they made at the Grammy Awards, where they won the trophy for Best Metal Performance ('God Is Dead?').

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Black Sabbath’s ‘God Is Dead?’ Wins 2014 Grammy for Best Metal Performance

Congrats are in order for Black Sabbath, who took home the 2014 Grammy for Best Metal Performance on Sunday (June 26) for their song 'God Is Dead?' It was a solid category this year, but the metal godfathers emerged victorious.

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Black Sabbath, Jared Leto and Steven Tyler Among 2014 Grammy Presenters

We know that Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails and Dave Grohl will be among the hard rock community representation performing at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, but there's a few more rockers that will also appear during the telecast. Black Sabbath, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler will be among those presenting awards at the ceremony.

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Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ Featured in Trailer for ’300: Rise of an Empire’

You may have seen a TV ad (watch above) for the upcoming movie '300: Rise of an Empire' and heard a familiar song. It's Black Sabbath's classic tune 'War Pigs.' The track gets even more exposure starting at the 1:10 mark in the theatrical trailer for the film (watch below).

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Classic Black Sabbath Albums Finally Made Available via iTunes

For fans who like to get their music online, iTunes is one of the leading providers, but even the download giant has a few noticeable gaps in their catalog. One of those gaps has now been filled as for the first time, the full catalog from the original Black Sabbath lineup is now available digitally.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Offers Latest Health Update, Outlook for 2014

The metal world's collective heart sank when it was announced in the beginning of 2012 that the godfather of metal himself, Tony Iommi, was battling lymphoma. However, the Black Sabbath guitarist has managed to persevere despite the diagnosis, and has started the new year with his latest health update.

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Ozzy Osbourne on His Relapse: ‘I Thought I Was Gonna Lose My Family …’

Although Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, it was still surprising when then vocalist admitted to a relapse earlier this year.

Ozzy's relapse almost dissolved his marriage with Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy's wife moving out of the family home at one point.

In a new interview, Ozzy speaks about the effects of his slip, admitting he thought that he was going to lose his family.

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2014 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance: Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage + Volbeat With King Diamond

Metal may not get the wealth of recognition that other genres receive, but the big category that every metalhead music fan should be paying attention to is the Best Metal Performance category.

The nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards were just announced and there's a diverse group of acts populating the category.

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Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age Lead 2014 Rock Grammy Nominations

A big congrats is in order to Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age as they're among the rock leaders for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Each of the acts received three nominations when the Grammy Awards nods were revealed Friday night (Dec. 6).

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