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Ozzy Osbourne Is Done With Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne has ruled out doing anymore Black Sabbath shows.The 71-year-old frontman has insisted that when the 'Paranoid' rockers played their farewell show at Birmingham's Genting Arena in 2017, that marked the end of the...

Black Sabbath To Release Paranoid 50th Anniversary Re-issue

Black Sabbath are to release a 50th anniversary re-issue of 'Paranoid'. The British rockers are to drop a five-LP vinyl edition of their iconic 1970 album on October 9th to celebrate the record's half-century milestone....

Brian May To Release Tony Iommi Collab?

Brian May says there is a ''chance'' he'll release his collaboration with Tony Iommi.Back in 2013, the Black Sabbath legend revealed he and the Queen guitarist had discussed teaming up to do something with the...

Tony Iommi Isn't 'Opposed' To Future Black Sabbath Shows

Tony Iommi is open to doing another Black Sabbath show.The Ozzy Osbourne-fronted heavy metal group bowed out with their final gig at Birmingham's Genting Arena in 2017, but the band's guitarist hasn't ruled out reuniting...

Tony Iommi's Auction Raises £19k For Nhs

Tony Iommi has raised £19,000 for the NHS by auctioning off his prized possessions. Among the lot was one of the Black Sabbath guitarist's left-handed guitars, which sold for £11,300, and other items included a...

Ozzy Osbourne's Emotional Gig

Ozzy Osbourne thought he'd cry during the last Black Sabbath gig.The legendary rockers played a final homecoming show in Birmingham, England, in February and the 68-year-old frontman was very emotional.He said: ''It was very emotional....

Ozzy Osbourne: Rock Music Can't Die While I'm Alive

Ozzy Osbourne insists rock music isn't dead because he's still alive.The 68-year-old icon has rubbished suggestions that the genre is already dead - but has admitted to being surprised by some of the recent changes...

Tony Iommi Believes Its Time He Stopped 'Roaming The World'

Tony Iommi believes its time he stopped ''roaming the world''. The 68-year-old Black Sabbath guitarist performed their last concert as part of their 'The End' tour on Saturday (02.05.17) at the NEC Arena, and the...

Black Sabbath Ditch Plans For 13 Follow-up

Earlier this year (15), the group's frontman Ozzy Osbourne revealed he was planning to hit the studio to record new material with Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi for a 2016 album, prior to...

Tony Iommi Receives Gibson Les Paul Award At Q Awards

Black Sabbath's legendary guitarist Tony Iommi will receive the Gibson Les Paul Award at the 2015 Q Awards.The heavy metal pioneer - who's played a Gibson guitar for the duration of his career - is...

Tony Iommi & Steve Vai To Headline Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2016

Drummer Carl Palmer and former Allman Brothers star Warren Haynes will also be on hand to offer advice and encouragement to wannabe rockers at the 20th anniversary event in February (16). The...

Tony Iommi: 'I Only Have One More World Tour In Me'

The guitar great tells Britain's Birmingham Mail he's beginning to feel the affects of old age after fighting lymphoma for much of the band's reunion. He says, "I can't actually do this...

Black Sabbath Announce Plans For Their Last Ever Tour

Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have announced details of what they claim will be their “final tour” early next year.Billed in the band’s press release as “the final tour from the greatest metal band of...

Black Sabbath Launch The End Tour Without Bill Ward

The trio has launched artwork, a video and information about what will be the band's last international trek, billed as The End, and Ward's name isn't mentioned. The drummer refused to be...

Tony Iommi Steps Into Glass Box To Raise Awareness About The Loneliness Of Cancer

The rocker stepped into MACmillan Cancer Support's 'Not Alone' Isolation Box in a bid to highlight the plight of lonely cancer patients in the U.K. The box allows passers by to see...

Tony Iommi Planning To Remix Black Sabbath Album For 20th Anniversary Release

The guitarist is planning to remix the album, the group's 18th studio release, as the 20th anniversary of the project looms this year (15). He says, "I really like the album but...

Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Gig To Undergo Operation

Ozzy Osbourne has pulled out of a gig to undergo an operation. The 66-year-old star has been forced to cancel the Mexico leg of his annual 'Ozzfest' tour, which had been dubbed 'Ozzfiesta', scheduled for...

Tony Iommi Pleads For Indonesian Prisoners' Lives

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi has joined a campaign to urge Indonesian officials to spare the lives of two death row prisoners.Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran face death by firing squad after being found guilty...

Ozzy Osbourne's Hell Of A Las Vegas Show

Ozzy Osbourne is set to have a Las Vegas show called 'Hellgate'.The 66-year-old rocker's wife Sharon Osbourne has revealed she is working on a one-off concert production for her husband to take place in 'Sin...

Tony Iommi Composes New Track For Csi

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi has written a new tune for hit Tv drama Csi: Crime Scene Investigation.The guitarist has revealed he composed the piece for one of his favourite shows while winding down from...

Arcade Fire To Open British Summer Time Hyde Park

Arcade Fire will headline the opening night of British Summer Time Hyde Park 2014.The indie rock group - consisting of Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury -...

Black Sabbath: Hyde Park Could Be Last Gig

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has hinted that the band's London gig at Hyde Park could be their last.The 'Evil Woman' hitmakers will headline the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Festival on July 4, joining...

Tony Iommi: 'Hyde Park Could Be The End For Black Sabbath'

Black Sabbath rocker Tony Iommi fears the band's upcoming summer concert at London's Hyde Park could be its last ever concert.The group reunited in 2012 for a series of gigs and released a new album,...

Black Sabbath To Headline Hyde Park Festival

Black Sabbath will headline Barclaycard British Summer Time at Hyde Park this summer.The iconic hard rockers will perform at Hyde Park on July 7 as they take to the stage for the first time since...

Ozzy Osbourne Explains Muddled Ringo Starr Grammys Intro: "I Completely F***Ed It Up!"

Ozzy Osbourne has reflected upon one of the more bemusing incidents of last night's Grammy Awards. The 65 year-old rock star was tasked with introducing former Beatle Ringo Starr at the glitzy music event in...

Black Sabbath Stars Doubtful About Follow-up To 13

Black Sabbath rockers Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi have warned fans not to expect another new album from the heavy metal stars, because the success of their recent comeback release makes for a perfect "final...

Ozzy Osbourne: I'm Not Retiring

Ozzy Osbourne insists he has no plans to retire.The Black Sabbath musician, who has now been sober for nearly a year after relapsing into drink and drugs, says he still gets a thrill out of...

Black Sabbath Score Their First Ever Us Number One Album And Another Could Be On Its Way

Black Sabbath are back, well and truly too, with the Gods of metal scoring their first ever number one album on the US Billboard Chart, with their comeback album 13 shooting to the top of...

Ozzy Osbourne Made 13 Because He 'Needed The Money'

Ozzy Osbourne made Black Sabbath's '13' because he ''needed the money''.The singer reunited with original band members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler in 2011 to record their first album together since 1979, and Ozzy admits...

Could ‘13’ Be Black Sabbath's First Number One Album In Over 40 Years?

Black Sabbath are back and it looks like they're back with a bang too, with the metal overlords looking set to score their first number one on the album chart in 43 years. 13 was...

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