Archives for March 2002

THE CAGE II COMING IN MAY

A couple of years ago, the most excellent album "The Cage" by Dario Mollo & Tony Martin came out. Those who have heard it have had nothing but praise for it. Tony Martin had told me a few months ago that he had laid down tracks for a Cage II CD, so yesterday I inquired […]

OZZFEST TOUR DATES

Ozzfest 2002 tour dates are available now – along with dates when tickets will go on sale. Here they are.. You can get the latest from http://www.ozzy.com ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE July 6 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion ON SALE APRIL 13 July 7 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion ON SALE APRIL 12 July 10 New […]

RANDY CASTILLO DIES

Randy Castillo died Tuesday due to complications from his bout with cancer. Randy was never a Sabbath member, but did play with Ozzy for quite a long period of time. He was also the drummer for Lita Ford, who was briefly engaged to Tony Iommi for awhile in the mid 80’s, as well as playing […]

POSSIBLE VH1 BEHIND THE MUSIC FOR BLACK SABBATH?

In preparing today’s issue of the Black Sabbath Newsletter, I came across a submission from one of the readers saying that the new issue of Metal Edge Magazine is reporting that there will be a VH-1 Behind the Music for Black Sabbath. I’ve been hearing rumors of this happening for quite some time, but I’ve […]

SABBATUM WINNERS

Here are the winners of the Sabbatum CD giveaway from last week. Thanks to everyone who entered – keep an eye here, we’ll be giving away the new CD from Black Label Soceity (Zakk Wylde’s band) later this week. Justin Wolz of North Carolina, USA Steve Beach of England Jean-Marc Paille of Canada Oliver Garus […]

DON AIREY NEW KEYBOARDIST FOR DEEP PURPLE

The circle of Sabbath / Purple / Rainbow / Ozzy / etc band members grows closer yet again with the announcement that former Sabbath & Ozzy band member Don Airey has been named the new keyboardist for Deep Purple. He replaces Jon Lord, who has retired, presumably due to the fact that he’s getting on, […]

SABBATUM – BLACK SABBATH IN THE MEDIEVAL TIMES!

Some of you have mentioned the Sabbatum disc on the last issue or two of the newsletter. I haven’t covered it yet, because I was waiting on something to come in from the folks who made this disc. For those of you who haven’t checked it out, Sabbatum is a disc of Sabbath covers unlike […]

BILL WARD SOLO NEWS

It’s been ages since I had any Bill Ward news to report on, but I got some over the weekend. Bill reads the list if y’all didn’t know that, and I got a reply based on my remarks to a member in the last issue over the availability of Bill’s first album, Along the Way […]

THE OSBOURNES

Tomorrow night is the premiere of "The Osbournes" on MTV. Normally I don’t watch MTV anymore (it’s been since the days of Headbanger’s Ball since I watched them regularly except for Beavis & Butthead), but for some reason, this intrigues me. I once heard a quote "Put a camera in front of Ozzy and you […]

TONY MARTIN TO TOUR WITH BAILEY’S COMET

A more serious Tony Martin story.. Tony’s going out on tour with the band Bailey’s Comet. Here’s a news story about it.. Bailey’s Comet are pleased to announce that former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin will be fronting the band on the Day Of Judgement Tour 2002. The tour is scheduled for April/May. The tour […]

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