Archives for November 2009

Ian Gillan writing with Tony Iommi again?

Ran across this link tonight over at the Deep Purple fan site “The Highway Star”. According to the article they mentioned, Ian Gillan is writing with Tony Iommi again. Now the article mentions that it’s possibly for some new charity band they’re talking about. Here’s what is Black Sabbath related from the article. Q: Shouldn’t […]

Ronnie James Dio health update

I just received this short press release from Wendy Dio on the status of her husband, Ronnie.. “Ronnie has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer. We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic. After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs, doing what he loves […]

Ronnie James Dio in hospital

This text comes from the RJD website.. “The European tour has been cancelled after Ronnie was taken ill. “Ronnie has been hospitalized and we are waiting for further news,” explains Ronnie’s wife/manager, Wendy Dio. No further information is available at this time, but we wish Ronnie a speedy and complete recovery.” I got an email […]

Tony Iommi & Eddie Van Halen

1978 Tour Mates come together for the 30th anniversary of Guitar World Magazine cover.. Check it out:

Return to Bass

As those of you who follow my site know, I like to pay attention to more than just the well known stuff in Black Sabbath’s history. That means more than the Ozzy & Dio eras. I’m partial to the Tony Martin era, and Tony’s solo band has been the only way that era of Black […]

Some Free Tunes

Today I was browsing the free music section over at’s store, and ran across an album that got my attention. It was a sampler from Eagle Records music. While there’s no directly relevant music on it (read Black Sabbath), there are some related tunes you should check out. They are: Rapture of the Deep […]

Various Things

Well, several things have happened since the last time I updated. I’m still deep in unemployment, unfortunately, and that’s kind of sapped my desire to the work on the site. In turn, that’s taken a hit on me, as ad revenue is down, and I really need that now, more than ever. So click on […]