The Great Lefty Iommi Tribute

Great Lefty CD

Tribute albums aren’t always the most interesting one to me.  Probably because the bulk of them just make me want to listen to the originals again.  However, this one got my attention, and I wanted to say something about it.   Coming out next month (May 4) is a double CD tribute to Tony Iommi.  Not […]

Bill Ward Speaks on Sabbath & Solo Work

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Bill Ward posted a statement today regarding his non participation in Black Sabbath.  He also spoke a bit about his upcoming solo album, Accountable Beasts.  Thinking we need to send out a search party for “Beyond Aston”, or at least put it on the side of a milk carton.  Anyway, I’ll just copy Bill’s statement […]

Farewell on Nov 22nd, eh?

Black Sabbath File Photos

So I got a text message from a friend of mine this afternoon saying this..  “Crap!! Not going to Japan! :(”  After a few subsequent texts asking what the hell he’s talking about, it turns out a story broke this afternoon saying that “Black Sabbath will do a farewell concert on Nov 22nd as part […]

A new Sabbath album in 2015? Well…

Black Sabbath Live 2013

This morning my inbox exploded with people telling me about a story going around that Black Sabbath is going to start recording a new album in 2015.   Lets look at that, eh?

Cassette Tape Set

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Last weekend, I had a cool submission from Daniel Renna – he’s got more today.  Something I don’t believe I’ve ever seen before.  It was a cassette tape box set of the four of the first five Black Sabbath albums.  Check it out:

Photos from 1992

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I got an email the other day from Sab fan Daniel Renna sending me some photos from Sabbath’s tour in 1992.   Here’s what he had to say about the photos he sent in:

Headless Cross Cover

Headless Cross

It’s fitting that on the week of the 25th anniversary I discover a new cover.  The Italian band “Hollow Haze” has a cover of the title track from the “Headless Cross” album.  This came out a couple of years ago, but I’d never heard of it before today.   Check it out, the video is […]

Happy 25th Headless Cross!

Headless Cross

I don’t have time to write one of the giant 5,000 word essays at this time, but I didn’t want to let this anniversary pass.  Today is the 25th anniversary of the Headless Cross album, originally released back in 1989.  While technically the second Tony Martin era album, it felt like the “first” to me, […]

Some Thoughts on “Complete Albums” Box

The front cover of the box - closed

Earlier this week, Rhino released a box set called “Black Sabbath: The Complete Albums 1970-1978″ on CD.   As I said earlier on this site, and on Twitter, this is effectively the audio from 2004’s “Black Box” just reprinted.  After having it in my hands for a few days now, this is indeed what it […]

Cal Jam 1974 is 40!

Cal Jam 74 Advert

Sunday April 6th is the 40th Anniversary of the famous Cal Jam Festival concert.   One of the more known pieces of concert video, and was the period where Tony Iommi didn’t wear a mustache.  :)  

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