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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Offers Help to Find New York Cat Killer

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Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has lent a hand in the attempt to catch the culprit of a disturbing investigation. In Yonkers, N.Y., 25 cats were killed and left swinging in plastic bags in a wooded area. There is a sizable reward to find the person responsible, and Geezer Butler has offered $1,000 of his own money to encourage anyone with information to come forward.

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Bats Put a Stop to Ozzy Osbourne’s Home Renovations

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and his reputation with bats go way back with the sordid tale of the Prince of Darkness biting the head off of a bat during a live performance. Even though the event proved to be an accident with Osbourne thinking the bat was a rubber toy, the infamy surrounding the event lives on to this day.

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Banger Films to Shoot Upcoming Soundgarden + Black Sabbath Documentaries

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Business is good for Banger Films. The company, who is currently behind the 'Super Duper Alice Cooper' documentary, will turn its focus to completing in-depth films on two reunited acts -- Soundgarden and Black Sabbath -- this summer.

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Online Petition Calls for Ozzy Osbourne To Be Knighted by the Queen of England

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Here's a cause we can all get behind! No matter your political, social or religious views, you surely would love to see Black Sabbath's legendary vocalist to become Sir Ozzy Osbourne.

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Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He’s ‘Lost a Friend’ in Ozzy Osbourne

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Iron Maiden vs. Black Sabbath – Classic Cage Match

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EMI / Warner Bros.

Iron Maiden have snapped Judas Priest's two-match Classic Cage Match win streak as the fans have voted 'Phantom of the Opera' the victor in he latest Classic Cage Match. The 1980 classic from the band's self-titled debut disc is filled with plenty of riffing and a frenetic drumbeat that's perfect to bang your head to. But does Maiden's 'Phantom of the Opera' have what it takes to continue their Classic Cage Match run?

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

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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!

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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

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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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