"Riff Lord" and "Godfather of Metal" are two nicknames that have been ascribed to guitar legend Tony Iommi, but now he has a more professional one: Doctor. That's right, the Black Sabbath founder and mainstay will have the prestigious honorary doctorate bestowed upon him by Coventry University in England.
The Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards took place Saturday night (Nov. 9) in Los Angeles and you'd be hard pressed to find a better honoree than Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler. The bassist, who received a lifetime achievement award from event sponsor Hartke, was also saluted with a 10-song tribute featuring some of metal's top names.
The Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards Show honored musicians who too often get overlooked, though there was hardly any introduction needed for the night's top honoree -- Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. Hartke helped line up some of metal's biggest names on Saturday night (Nov. 9) at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre to salute the man who helped paved the way for their own careers.
The world today is no longer such a wicked place if there's 10-year-old kids like this playing drums to Black Sabbath songs! It's one of Sabbath's best songs from the early days and is a refreshing sight to see this youngster pull off!
It has been a big year for Black Sabbath. The legendary act's long awaited comeback album '13' was released, and they've toured the world in support of it. Their Melbourne, Australia shows from this past spring were recorded for the ‘Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses’ DVD, set for a Nov. 26 release ,and the live video for 'Loner' has now been unveiled (watch above).
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