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

Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

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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Win a Black Sabbath ‘The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978′ Box Set!

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MSO PR

Black Sabbath have enjoyed a long and storied career, and it could be argued that their finest work came during the band's initial tenure with Ozzy Osbourne. The group recorded eight groundbreaking albums, and each is now included in 'The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978' box set. Loudwire is teaming up with Rhino Records and the band to provide you a chance to win one of the box sets.

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See the First Tweets From Metallica, Slayer, Slash, Black Sabbath, David Draiman + More!

Metallica Slayer
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Today (March 21) marks Twitter's eighth birthday. Although the iconic social media platform was launched in July 2006, it was March 21, 2006 that Twitter was officially founded. We've all seen how Twitter has changed the world, but do you remember the site's humble beginnings? It's a bit of a blur, but thanks to Twitter's 'Discover' feature, we can see the very first tweets sent out by your favorite rock and metal musicians.

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Black Sabbath vs. Lamb of God – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 2

Black Sabbath vs Lamb of God
Vertigo / Epic

Welcome to the second round of the March Metal Madness 2014 Devil Horn Region. We're one step closer to determining the best metal album of the 21st century, as determined by your votes.

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Black Sabbath to Compile Early Studio Albums in New Box Set

Black Sabbath Box Set
Rhino Records

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 vs. High on Fire – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Black Sabbath vs High on Fire
Vertigo / Relapse

Raise those devil horns as we've got quite the matchup to kick off the Devil Horn Region. It's one of metal's pioneering acts pitted against a band who's done quite well in carrying the torch to a new generation. Which of these acts deserves to move on in the battle to find the best metal album of the 21st Century? That's up to you.

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10 Best Black Sabbath Songs

Black Sabbath
Vertigo

Black Sabbath’s historical standing as the definitive heavy metal band is pretty much beyond dispute, but try finding any kind of consensus about the band’s best album, best song, even best singer, and you'll get a myriad of answers. We know you'll continue to rant and rave long after

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Bill Ward Details Recent Health Setbacks, Current Recovery and Future Projects

Bill Ward
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

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’s Tony Iommi Selling England Home for $4.3 Million

Tony Iommi
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

If you thought the Osbournes had a nice house, you should see where Tony Iommi lives. According to the Birmingham Post, the Black Sabbath guitarist has put his Lapworth, Warwickshire, home on the market and the residence is reportedly going for a cool £2.6 million, which is about $4.3 million in U.S. currency.

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Black Sabbath Win Multiple Honors in the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards

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Universal

The legendary Black Sabbath have cleaned up during the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards, winning a total of three fan-voted categories.

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