Bill Ward releases Accountable Beasts

Accountable Beasts

I was QUITE surprised when I was in Sam’s Club, and my phone notified me of a new tweet directed at Bill Ward’s twitter account by Matt Sorum saying Bill had released a new album!  So I checked, and indeed Bill’s long awaited new solo album was released late Saturday night to iTunes.

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

bill-ozzy

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 […]

Geezer Butler Arrested

geezer_mug

… for a bar brawl of all things.   Ol guy’s still got it in him, eh?

Randy Rhoads Tribute CD

Randy Rhoads Tribute CD

Caught news of this a few days ago, and realized I forgot to post it, so here I am.  There’s a Randy Rhoads tribute CD coming out next month, and it looks to be interesting.  It doesn’t have Zakk Wylde on it, which is a little bit of a surprise, but overall, I like the […]

Tony Iommi issues Cancer Update

iommi_toon_thumb

My first news story of the year is one that talks about a not fun subject at all.  Tony Iommi’s cancer. While I’ve been seeing a lot of posts and requests (and even DEMANDS, if you can believe that) for Tony to record, tour, basically do the same thing as he’s always done..   This […]

Tony’s CSI Music

Tony Iommi

Sabbath fan Philipp B sent me a note on Twitter saying he happened upon the music that Tony Iommi created for the CSI episode that aired here in the US a week ago or so.  That was cool, as I hadn’t heard it yet.

Adam Wakeman’s Masterclass

Adam Wakeman Sabbath 2013

Adam Wakeman has been the keyboardist for Black Sabbath now since 2005 when he first played on the Ozzfest shows.  Every Black Sabbath show since then has had Adam on the keyboards, mostly behind the stage.   He’s also played and co-written on the last few Ozzy solo albums, too – so if you’re a […]

My 1984 Hard Rock / Metal Likes

donatoband2

George Orwell reference aside, there’s something that occurred to me tonight.   1984 was a big year for hard rock/metal.  Earlier in the year, I pointed out that Van Halen’s 1984 album turned 30 (on January 9th).  I also saw that another band I follow online (Quiet Riot) pointed out they have an album that […]

Pin It on Pinterest