A Letter from Tony Martin

A Letter to Sam Naugler A response Sam Naugler received after writing to Tony Martin in early 1996. Text from Sam: On May 20, 1996 I received a letter from Tony Martin. (I had sent him a letter some time before and he was kind enough to respond.) I had asked several questions in the […]

A Letter from Tony Martin

A Letter to Mark Davis A response Mark Davis received after writing to Tony Martin in late 1994. Mark, Hi, Thank you so much for your letter, it’s great to know that I have some friends out there in the states. Although we toured there recently, and made a few more friends, there are still […]

Hard Rock of Ages

An article from the March 4, 1994 issue of the Los Angeles Times Newspaper by Steve Appelford Metal heroes Black Sabbath are still going strong after more than two decades and drawing a new generation of euphoric, stage-diving fans. UNIVERSAL CITY — The front row at a recent Black Sabbath tour stop offered the seminal […]

A Rewarding ‘continuation’ for the ‘ancient’ Black Sabbath

An article from the June 13, 1992 issue of the Los Angeles Times Newspaper by Steve Hochman and Robert Hilburn The hippest bands in hard rock? Nirvana, Metallica, Soundgarden and Faith No More would certainly make the list. But whom would they elect as the hippest? “I can’t deny Black Sabbath,” Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain told […]

How Black Was My Sabbath?

An article from the January 2, 1988 Kerrang! Magazine – By Malcolm Dome Cancelled shows. Sun City controversy. Management disasters. Flnanclal problem. The past few months seem to have been nothing but a nightmare for Tony Iommi and his shock troops. So Is there a future for one ot Metal’s tounding fathers? In an exclusive […]

Black Sabbath: Birth-day Boys!

An article about Born Again’s release from Kerrang Magazine #50 – Sep 1983 Well, it may be true that success hasn’t gone to Ian Gillan’s head, but something sure as hell has! Either that or he’s modeling the new range of in Kerrang! cake style caps!! No, seriously folks, the new Sabs vocalist became the […]

Winds of Change

an interview with Black Sabbath at the start of the Born Again Tour The guys of Black Sabbath in the bar of a sophisticated hotel in Helsinki were something of an astonishing sight. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler had not changed at all during all these years. The huge silver cross was still hanging around […]