Archives for January 2005

Glenn Hughes on new Iommi Album

I was just alerted to a new interview with Glenn Hughes over at In this interview (conducted by Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot, of all people), Glenn had some major praise for the as of yet unnamed album by Tony, which has no release date yet. Check out these choice comments by Glenn.. Kevin: […]

Black Sabbath 2005 Tour Date Information

Well, given that the news is all over the place, and at this point, the cat is pretty much out of the bag, I’ve gone and set up my 2005 Tourdates page. There’s not a whole lot of dates there yet – in fact the only two are the already mentioned Roskilde date in Denmark, […]

Bill Ward wants your questions!

As regular Bill Ward site visitors know, Bill has been doing a monthly radio programme over the Internet. Well, with 2005 being the 35th anniversary of Black Sabbath’s first album release, Bill wants to do something special with his programme. To this, he wants to collect your questions via email and will read and answer […]

2005 Tour Update

Well, it looks like Sabbath is gearing up for more touring in 2005. Aside from my story the other day, there was a second festival mentioned, as well as a tour of the US and Europe (link). It appears that Sabbath will be touring both Europe and the United States this summer. Whether this is […]

Black Sabbath & 2005 European Festivals

Overnight I got about 20-25 emails telling me about a news story on Blabbermouth saying Black Sabbath is “confirmed” to play Denmark’s Roskilde festival on June 30 to July 3 of this year. Additionally, there was a second article speculating that Sabbath also might play the UK Download festival. Whenever I get news like this […]

Listen to audio samples for new Dio Live CD

As reported on a week ago, the next Dio release will be a live CD. The recording was culled from the gig in New York in December of 2002. The band then included guitarist Doug Aldrich, who left after the tour to join Whitesnake. However, the gig is now being released as a live album […]

New Iommi Album Update

It appears that the new Tony Iommi / Glenn Hughes album is progressing faster than I had previously anticipated. The following update appeared over the weekend on Tony’s Website: Tony is making great progress with his new album which, as we reported previously, features Glenn Hughes ( on vocals and Kenny Aronoff ( on drums. […]

What Should Sabbath do in 2005?

In light of the recent petition that was placed online to “Fire Ozzy” from Black Sabbath and replace him with another singer that turned out to be a joke, I thought it might be interesting to actually poll people and see what they think about this issue. I’ve changed the poll on the front page […]

Dio to release live CD in February

I just read this morning that Spitfire Records will be releasing a Live Dio CD on Feburary 22nd. The title is Evil or Divine: Live in New York City. If that title sounds familiar, it should, as this recording is culled from the same concert that produced the Evil or Divine DVD that was released […]

Update on the new news system

I finished up my work on getting the new news system looking right. If you had used the search before now, you know what I’m talking about. Here’s what I fixed/added: The search page now looks like the rest of the site The monthly archive pages are now properly linked I settled on having the […]