The new year is bringing a new Black Sabbath album, their first original disc with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's 'Never Say Die!' Though the group was unable to work out their contract dispute with drummer Bill Ward, they're forging ahead with the new music and their first extended touring since regrouping. Bassist Geezer Butler addressed the upcoming disc as well as the band's drummer situation in a video interview with 96.7 KCAL Rocks.
There's been a lot of anticipation for Device, the new project from Disturbed's David Draiman, over the past year. But now the biggest update yet comes with Draiman confirming an all-star lineup of guest musicians for the album, as well as details on the disc's first single and a tentative release date.
The death of legendary Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has shaken the rock world through some of its most celebrated musicians. Among those who have tweeted their condolences are Slash, Mike Portnoy, Iron Maiden, Tom Morello and many more. Perhaps the most notable post however, comes from Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler.
We all love the classic Black Sabbath cut 'Sweet Leaf' from their 1971 album, 'Master of Reality,' but Testament guitarist Eric Peterson has an entirely different, more in-depth connection with the song -- and understandably so, as the guitarist recently reminisced about sharing some 'Sweet Leaf' with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.
Last night (May 25) marked the second Ozzy Osbourne-fronted Ozzy + Friends show, which took place at the Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. More fan-filmed footage has found its way online and it's a thoroughly metallic way for Ozzy to satiate Black Sabbath fans who were disappointed that the reunited band had to table most of its planned tour dates due to Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis.
After Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler penned an open letter to fans yesterday (May 19) in response to drummer Bill Ward's own letter a few days earlier, Ward responded to Butler's letter earlier today (May 20). It's the latest in the ongoing saga surrounding Ward's departure from the legendary metal band.
Bert Weedon, also known as ‘Mr. Guitar,’ recently passed away on April 20 at his home in Beaconsfield, England at the age of 91. Weedon, who penned the ‘Play in a Day’ Guitar Guide back in 1957, inspired the guitar playing of many notable greats from Pete Townshend to Eric Clapton, and even members of The Beatles.
If you were cursing your geographical locale and luck last night (April 12) because you could not attend the third edition of Samson's 'Metal Masters' clinic, which is essentially a heavy metal all-star jam, then you're in luck. If you've got three hours, you can enjoy a stream of the entire event which took place at the famed Key Club on Hollywood's even more famed Sunset Strip.