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Black Sabbath: First North American Tour Date of 2013 Confirmed

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.

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Universal Sells Former Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden + Megadeth Label Sanctuary to BMG

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.

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi + Queen’s Brian May Plan to Collaborate on Guitar Riffs Album

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.

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Ozzy Osbourne Discusses Black Sabbath’s Tumultuous History + His Public Perception

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.

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Campaign Launches to Rename Birmingham Airport After Ozzy Osbourne

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.

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Tony Iommi & The Best Metal Guitarists Of All Time [VIDEO]

Gibson have posted a list of the greatest heavy metal guitarists of all time, and Tony Iommi owns the top spot.

The guitar manufacturer, which was founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan back in 1902 by Orville Gibson, posted the following

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Black Sabbath, Black Keys Light Up Day One of Lollapalooza 2012

Day One of Lollapalooza 2012 came to a close thanks to a double dose of Black. The reunited Black Sabbath (minus drummer Bill Ward) and The Black Keys made sure rock and roll was the last thing festival goers heard on Friday night (August 3).

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Bill Ward Issues Response to Geezer Butler’s Letter as Black Sabbath Drama Continues

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.

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Black Sabbath React to Bill Ward’s ‘Statement’

Black Sabbath are taking the high road after Bill Ward‘s recent lengthy statement about his non-participation in their reunion.

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Soundgarden, Machine Head, Anthrax Added to Download Lineup

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.

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Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Cancer

Rock fans woke up this morning to discover some sad news. Legendary guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma.

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Original Black Sabbath Lineup Reunite for New Album

 

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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