Black Sabbath are getting ready for their new '13' album, a disc that is noticeably missing original drummer Bill Ward. The drummer held out of the band's reunion, citing a contract dispute, and while there was hope that something could be worked out, ultimately guitarist Tony Iommi says the band had to move on.
While bands may have a few bumps while making new records, it's nothing like what Black Sabbath dealt with while putting together the '13' album. Just as the metal legends were getting back together to work on new music, it was revealed that guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with cancerous lymphoma and needed to undergo treatment.
Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne dropped by the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 'An Evening with Women' cancer fundraiser on May 18. Hosted by comedienne Kathy Griffin, musicians Natasha Bedingfield and Sia performed at the function, but the highlight of the night was Ozzy himself, who performed a short set consisting of both Black Sabbath and solo hits.
After much anticipation, Black Sabbath finally premiered the new track 'End of the Beginning' on CBS cop drama 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.' Sabbath got some pretty good TV time on the program, performing the new song before vocalist Ozzy Osbourne showed off his acting chops during an after-show interview.
Black Sabbath have posted yet another in-depth look into the band's upcoming album '13.' Showcasing studio footage, which has never been made available to the public, each member of Sabbath, studio drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine) and producer Rick Rubin have all weighed in regarding their goals for '13,' along with what audiences can expect in comparison to Sabbath's classic works.
If you're a fan of both Black Sabbath and 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,' you're about to be given both an eyegasm and eargasm all at once! The legendary heavy metal band will be appearing on the season finale performing a new song "End of the Beginning,' but here's a behind-the-scenes clip that you can check out right now.
Last year, original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward took his exit from the band's reunion plans. Ward had cited an "unsatisfactory contract" as the reason for his departure, but in a new interview, Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne says Ward was unable to meet the physical and mental demands that come with performing a full set behind the kit.
Ozzy Osbourne has seen it all, lived it all and somehow survived it all. Osbourne's long running love affair with heavy rock music dates back to the late '60s, a period in which he first played with Geezer Butler in the short-lived Rare Breed. Butler and Osbourne would join with Tony Iommi and Bill Ward in the oddly named Polka Tulk Blues before eventually gravitating toward a harder sound and new moniker in Black Sabbath.