Archives for July 2004

Going on Vacation

This weekend, I am going on vacation to visit some family back home. Due to this, there won’t be any updates obviously. When I return, I’ll play catch up with the news and whatever else has come in. Please continue to send in your Ozzfest reviews and ticket stubs / pictures. I’ll get to them […]

Vinny Appice Back in WW3

As reported over at Blabbermouth, former Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice (along with fellow Dio bandmate) have rejoined former band WWIII. Live dates to come later this year.

Bush / Hitler Video removed from War Pigs, it would seem

I’ve specifically avoided talking about this issue because I do not want to turn my site and my newsletter into a political fiasco, however, I wanted to say this. From concert reports I’ve read, and an email I got from someone associated with the tour who wants to remain anonymous (I have no idea who […]

73 People Arrested at Jul 20 Ozzfest Gig

This morning on Blabbermouth, a story was posted about 73 people being busted for drugs and underage drinking. Here’s a quote from the article.. Central Ohio’s WBNS TV is reporting that police went undercover Tuesday night (July 20) at Ozzfest in Columbus, OH to bust people with drugs and teens with alcohol. The annual traveling […]

Black Box Review in Stereophile Magazine

Recieved this email about an interesting review of Black Box. I don’t personally get/read the magazine, so I can’t comment beyond the email. Joe: I just noticed that the Black Box was on Stereophile Magazine record reviews section (page 117, August 2004 issue) . It is an OK article. The amazing thing is that they […]

Live Aid to be released on DVD – Finally!

Twenty years ago, there was a multi continental benefit concert staged in London in Wembley Arena, and in Philadelphia at JFK Stadium. It was organized by Bob Geldof, and had hours and hours of live performances by several bands. Huge names, too. Names such as U2, Sting, David Bowie, Elton John, George Michael, The Who, […]

More Magazine Coverage

In addition to the Geezer Butler cover below, the current (September) issue of Guitar World is Black Sabbath related. It’s about Ozzfest, and there are actually two covers to this one. One about Judas Priest, and one about Black Sabbath. They’re both pictured here, and you can get them now at your local newsstands. Click […]

Geezer in Bass Player Magazine!

Geezer Butler is the cover model for this month’s Bass Player magazine. It’s a pretty long interview, mostly about playing the bass, and various musical things that a musician would appreciate more than most people. He also talks about Sabbath (duh), the recording process, and drops a small piece of news about his third solo […]

Ronnie Dio to work with Tony Iommi Again?

That’s a possible event in the future, if what Ronnie said in this interview with Electric Basement is true. In the article, Ronnie talks about a bunch of things, amongst them are Ritchie Blackmore, the new Dio album (Master of the Moon), the legacy of Dio the band, and of course Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath, […]

Sabbath is on the Road Again – Concert Reports Coming In

Saturday night was the first gig on Sabbath’s current trek, which is Ozzfest 2004. And because of that, a few concert reviews have started coming in. You can visit the Ozzfest 2004 page for a listing of all the dates, with reviews where they exist. However, I’ll post this here, as I’ve gotten asked this […]