Happy Birthday Forbidden!

If you’re the kind of fan who thinks Black Sabbath died after 1978, or are one of those fans that say “No Ward, No Sabbath”, then you might as well stop reading now.  This article won’t be for you.  I’m here to talk about the 20th anniversary of one of the more maligned albums in […]

My 1984 Hard Rock / Metal Likes

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 […]

An Interview with Me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ]

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 […]

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