OTHER (AND FORMER) BAND MEMBER NEWS

Here’s some updates on various other members of Black Sabbath besides Tony Iommi.

Bobby Rondinelli & Neil Murray: I recently heard from Bobby Rondinelli who told me that he has asked Neil Murray to participate on an upcoming solo album of his. No further word yet on that.

Bill Ward: Bill is in the mixing stage for his third solo album, "Beyond Aston". It should be out shortly in the fall. Further details are available at http://www.billward.com.

Vinny Appice: Vinny will be participating in an online chat on September 9, 2000 @ 12 noon Pacific Time. It will be held at http://www.drum-talk.com. Check it out. Vinny also has a new band, Hunger Farm. They will have a song on the soundtrack to an upcoming movie called "Bedazzled" starring Brendan Fraser & Elizabeth Hurley.

Ozzy Osbourne: Ozzy has apparently cancelled several overseas Ozzfest dates to return to the studio and finally finish his long awaited follow up to 1995’s Ozzmosis.

Ronnie James Dio: After an extremely successful "Magica" tour through the United States, Europe, and Japan, Ronnie wil be touring with Deep Purple in 2000. The tour will travel with a 79- piece orchestra and thrill fans in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, the Czech Republic, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.

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