An Interview with Me

siegler

Recently I conducted an interview with Michael Anthony (no, not that one) of the site “Words and Music”, a website that does interviews with people like Michael Schenker, Scott Ian, Berie Torme, etc..  Well, he decided I was a worthy subject, and this morning published an interview with me.   His interview series has some […]

From Queensryche to Queensryche

Queensryche 2013

UPDATE: If you go to the bottom of the page, you can listen to a FULL ALBUM stream now.  :) In the last site redesign, I said that from time to time, I’d write something about music that isn’t directly related to Black Sabbath, and today is one of those posts.  I’m here to write […]

Deep Purple Playlist

Deep Purple Logo

I had a request or two to post my playlist for Deep Purple.  As it has been known, I tend to want to do these things the RIGHT WAY, which means to cover all eras and all albums.  My Deep Purple list is similar to the list I did for Ronnie James Dio’s career here […]

Dio Pint Glasses Review

Dio Pint Glass 1

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Gene Kirkland, a photographer by trade about a new project he was involved in.   It’s his new “Rock & Roll By the Pint” series of glasses.  At first, I thought “eh”, it’s just a glass.  But then when he said he’d send me a couple, I […]

About Me

newslettercross

In the last couple of weeks I’ve come down with a pulled muscle in my neck that is made more painful if I do things that involve my hands.  Such as typing for any length of time, and playing videogames.   That’s why I’ve disappeared (somewhat).  When this clears up, I’ll be back, but I […]

1986 Metal Mix Tape

1986 Metal Mix Tape

When I started this new site format, one of the things I intended on doing was putting a few more personal kinds of posts on here.  Ones that have some sort of relevance to the site.  That’s what this is.   A non Sabbath post that I thought would be of interest. Anyway, tonight I […]

Fans irritate me sometimes

facepalm

Generally, I don’t go off on stupid things people say, but sometimes it just irritates the heck out of me.  Take this for example.  About half an hour ago or so, I posted the story about Sabbath playing a lone gig in the US in August.  Given the state of Tony Iommi’s health, one would […]

Thoughts about Current Events [ UPDATED 2 ]

DontPanic

A week or so ago when Bill Ward dropped that bombshell online about his contract situation and the Black Sabbath reunion, I was privy to it about 5 minutes before it was put online.  As you probably remember, I handle Bill’s website, and his manager sent me that, asked me to put it on his […]

Collectorz Music Catalogue Software

collectorz5

Early on in this site’s life, I was called a “data crazed fanatic completist” by someone reviewing my site. That’s one of the more inventive things I’ve been called, so that phrase has always appeared on the site since I first heard it. It’s part of the reason why I was driven to make sure […]

The Last time I met Ronnie

100_0077

When Ronnie James Dio died in 2010, I was reminded a lot of the two times I met him face to face. Both were backstage after Heaven & Hell concerts. The first was 2007, and I’ve chronicled that story on this site already, you can read that here.   I never wrote about the second […]