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.  :)  

Video from NY show on Monday

Black Sabbath Live 2013

Short and sweet, you don’t want to read my blathering. Here’s video of the whole concert (from multiple sources) from Monday night, which kicks off this current (final?) leg of the 13 Tour.  Also, here is the setlist:

14 EP


Hot on the heels of the July 4th Hyde Park show comes this little tidbit I found in my inbox tonight.  Cover art for something that should look awfully familiar to some people, who were excited about the new Black Sabbath studio release from last year.    We’ve been hearing rumours of another new Sabbath […]

July 4 Concert Announced


The tour continues on.  A date at Hyde Park in London on July 4th has been added.  Normally this called “British Summer Time”, but it’s been amusingly renamed to “Black Sabbath Time”.  A press release and video about the new gig are below.  Tickets go on sale 9AM Wed Apr 2:

Complete Albums 1970-1978 Details

Complete Albums 1970-1978

A few weeks ago, the original Mk I Black Sabbath output was finally made available on iTunes in the US/North America for the first time.  The cover art with the set looked an awful lot like the Black Box set from 2004.   Then last week, I found out about a “new” box set being […]

Black Sabbath Cake!

Sabbath Cake - Mar 2014

I’ve posted about cakes a few times in the past – I don’t know why I’m fascinated by them, but I got a pic of another Black Sabbath cake last week from a fan Maria Hernandez.  When I asked her what the story behind the cake was, this is what she said..

Happy 20th, Cross Purposes!

Cross Purposes Sticker from my original CD purchase in Jan 1994.

Today is January 31, 2014.  That means that 20 years ago, it was Jan 31, 1994.    And on that date, came the penultimate studio Black Sabbath album in the Tony Martin era of the band, Cross Purposes! I’m not doing a full retrospective, because I’m a bit too busy to write about it on […]

Black Sabbath WINS Grammy!

Black Sabbath at Grammys

Congrats to Black Sabbath for winning the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for “God is Dead?”.. Congrats to Best Metal Performance "God Is Dead?" Black Sabbath #GRAMMYs #PreTelecast— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) January 27, 2014 MORE GRAMMY COVERAGE That bit above was a quick post right after they won.  There was a lot of other […]

Ozzy Era on US iTunes – FINALLY!


I’ve been doing this site for a long time, and one of the biggest complaints I’ve seen is “Why isn’t the 70′s Ozzy era available on iTunes?”  Well, it actually has been in the UK/Europe for awhile, but not in the United States/North America.  I’ll have a sidenote on the US vs UK stuff later […]

Last gig of 2013 is over

The Band right after the final bow

Tonight was the last gig for 2013, in Birmingham.   It’s been a cool tour.  I saw it myself last summer, but I’m here to ask you.  If you saw the tour, what did you think?   Leave a comment below!  Other than Andrew WK who sucked, it also appears that the opening bands were […]