For those of you who are fans of Black Sabbath's Ian Gillan years, we've got some great news to report. Sabbath guitar master Tony Iommi and Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan have teamed up once again for the release of a 2-CD collection under the moniker of WhoCares. The compilation will contain the two 2011 singles the duo released for charity, 'Out of My Mind' and 'Holy Water,' under the WhoCares band name, along with rarities from the careers of both musicians.
In memory of legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, a second annual awards and concert gala to benefit his 'Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund' has been scehduled to be thrown on Halloween night. This year's King of Rock 'n' Roll Award will go to Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, who recently announced he was battling lymphoma.
Black Sabbath have always been able to tap into the dark side, but we wonder exactly how the music will sound that was written while guitarist Tony Iommi was going through chemotherapy sessions for lymphoma treatment. The guitarist recently finished his treatments, but says that the physically draining sessions didn't deter him creatively.
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.
'The Avengers' set a record for the biggest opening weekend ever, raking in over $200 million. That shattered the old mark by 2010's 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' by almost $40 million. The movie features a collection of superheroes such as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor and others.
Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist and hero to many, Tony Iommi, has just released an update on his current condition. As many of you already know, Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma shortly after the announcement that the original Black Sabbath members were to write a new album and embark on a world tour.