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Black Sabbath Optimistic About Another Album

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

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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Open Letter to the Grammys: Give Metal and Hard Rock the Respect They Deserve

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire (Osbourne and Reznor) / Kevin Winter, Getty Images (Hanneman)

We recently published an open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, asking them to consider some of the greatest hard rock + metal acts ever for induction. But now we point our dissatisfaction at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night, Jan. 26, and featured one rock and metal snub after another.

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

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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 + Steven Tyler Among 2014 Grammy Presenters

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Alberto E. Rodriguez / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

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’

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MSO PR

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

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Universal

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 and Converse Team Up for Footwear Collection

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Converse

When it comes to band merchandise, t-shirts and hoodies are pretty standard. Every band has those. Lately, a few bands have been unveiling their own lines of footwear. Making the newest entry into the shoe business are the legendary Black Sabbath, who are collaborating with Converse for a line of various sneakers.

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Kid Band Performs Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ – Best of YouTube

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YouTube: OfficialMotionDevice

The kid band Motion Device are one talented group! 10-year-old singer Sara is even dressed just like Ozzy Osbourne with a white fringe-sleeved shirt, a huge cross on a necklace, and those famous round sunglasses. Meanwhile, the bass player's leather get-up may not appeal to Geezer Butler's vegan lifestyle, but she certainly brings the metal!

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

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

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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Drummer Vinny Appice Not Approached for Black Sabbath, Thrilled With Kill Devil Hill

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Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

Drummer Vinny Appice has a long history of playing with some of rock's greatest bands and though he was part of the Heaven and Hell revival of the Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath, Appice says he was not contacted when Bill Ward fell out of the Black Sabbath reunion.

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