Black Sabbath have confirmed their first North American tour date of 2013. The band is expected to tour stateside from July through September, with an Aug. 14 show in Toronto being the first confirmation that Black Sabbath will indeed grace North American soil once again.
The ever-evolving music industry endured another shift recently when Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group agreed to sell Sanctuary Records, the onetime label of metal giants Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Megadeth, to BMG Rights Management. The Los Angeles Times reports that the deal was part of divestitures required by European Commission regulators.
Two masters of the guitar are apparently making plans to create a "riffs" album. Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Queen's Brian May are expected to begin this riffs record soon, which will allow fans to build their own songs using the recordings.
On the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Black Sabbath release ‘Vol. 4,’ Ozzy Osbourne reflected with a popular radio show on the band’s legendary career, while also touching on an array of subjects from being vilified by the general public to his struggles with drugs and alcohol throughout his career.
Thanks to Black Sabbath, the city of Birmingham, England, can arguably be called the birthplace of heavy metal. Now, Black Sabbath’s first manager, Jim Simpson, is leading the charge to rename Birmingham Airport after the band’s iconic singer, Ozzy Osbourne.
After Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler penned an open letter to fans yesterday (May 19) in response to drummer Bill Ward‘s own letter a few days earlier, Ward responded to Butler’s letter earlier today (May 20). It’s the latest in the ongoing saga surrounding Ward’s departure from the legendary metal band.
The Download Festival keeps getting bigger. The U.K. rock weekend already nabbed Metallica, the newly reunited Black Sabbath and Prodigy to headline each night. It's now been confirmed that Soundgarden, Machine Head, Anthrax, Tenacious D and more will join the bill.
Ozzy hath called down the mighty thunder of Tommy Iommi and the other original members of Black Sabbath to create a new album. The whole project is supposed to be kind of a secret, but Ozzy Osbourne is not very good at keeping that secret.
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