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 […]

SOME SOLO ALBUM / SIDE PROJECT NEWS

I’ve been informed by Dario Mollo that there has been a deal struck for the Tony Martin / Dario Mollo "Cage" project to have a new record deal. Here’s Dario’s email to me on the subject: From: "Dario Mollo" <Email withheld> Subject: Mollo-Martin news Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 18:10:57 +0200 Frontiers Records and Now […]

ZAKK WYLDE & OZZFEST

Zakk Wylde’s (former Ozzy guitarist) band, Black Label Soceity, has been moved from the second stage to the main stage on Ozzfest 2001. I felt he didn’t really deserve to be on the second stage anyway – not unless he was headlining.

OTHER (AND FORMER) BAND MEMBER NEWS

Here’s some updates on various other members of Black Sabbath besides Tony Iommi. Bobby Rondinelli & Neil Murray: I recently heard from Bobby Rondinelli who told me that he has asked Neil Murray to participate on an upcoming solo album of his. No further word yet on that. Bill Ward: Bill is in the mixing […]

NATIVITY IN BLACK II RELEASED

The follow-up to the 1994 tribute, Nativity in Black, entitled "Nativity in Black II" is now available. If you want to check out information on it, including the lineups, and whatnot, click on the banner shown here. This will take you to my NIB II page, and from there, you can order it. The CDNow […]

NATIVITY IN BLACK II RELEASE DATE

Back in 1994, there was a Black Sabbath Tribute album released entitled "Nativity in Black". Coming this summer is the sequel, oddly titled "Nativity in Black II". :) Anyway, I was contacted by someone from Priority Records, the folks who are putting out the album with some information about the album. The release date is […]

NATIVITY IN BLACK II ARTWORK

No release date yet for this thing, but I’m still guessing Spring 2000. However, I did turn up something that a lot of you are really going to be interested in. I’ve dug up what is supposed to be the artwork for the album. Remember how the first one had pictures in the liner notes […]

NATIVITY IN BLACK II

MTV had a news report up a couple of weeks ago about the proposed album. It’s mostly Dave Mustaine of Megadeth talking about his band’s involvement with the record. If you want to read this, you can check it out here.

NATIVITY IN BLACK II

As some of you know, a sequel to the 1994 Tribute album is due out this fall. Appropriately entitled "Nativity in Black II", this new tribute is supposed to be "more of the same". Two rumored tracks on the second tribute are "Never Say Die", and "Into the Void". Unfortunately, I can’t find any official […]

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