Ronnie’s Last Stand

10 years ago today, was the last time that Ronnie James Dio took the stage for a concert.  I was fortunate to be able to send a couple of guys to film video of the last show on that tour (in my name – I wasn’t there), and y’all have seen the product of that […]

‘Black Sabbath Bridge’ to be named at event in Birmingham

The official naming of the ‘Black Sabbath Bridge’ in honour of Birmingham’s legendary heavy metal rockers is taking place in the heart of the city’s entertainment district later this month. Two Black Sabbath founder members will be attending the extraordinary event at the road bridge which crosses the canal on Broad Street at 3pm on […]

Bridge on Broad Street

Black Sabbath—they invented heavy metal, and we should all thank them for doing it. They should be proud of what they have achieved. In metal, it all began with them, and no one hasever done it better.” – Sir Christopher Lee “Black Sabbath developed an incredibly unique style; these men invented heavy metal. They have […]

Going Through Changes Book

This coming week on the 28th of September a new photo book about Black Sabbath is going to be released.  It is called “Going through Changes”, and it’s quite a nice looking book. I’ll have a full review later, but I wanted to get the word out there now before it’s released so you can […]

Looking back on Cozy Powell

20 years ago today I was sitting at my desk at work, and got a phone call with a really strange looking caller ID number. Given it was work, I was compelled to pick it up. So I did, and it was Neil Murray on the other side of the line. Now I had never […]

Geezer Butler to Get Star on Walk of Fame

BLACK SABBATH’S GEEZER BUTLER TO BE HONORED ON BIRMINGHAM WALK OF STARS Venue: VILLA PARK Date: SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2018 Time: 15:00 -19:00 Q & A HOSTED BY CARL CHINN POST MATCH

30 Years An Idol

Those of you who follow me on social media have noticed that I’ve started marking albums’ birthdays a lot.  In some ways, it is because I like bringing light to albums that never rGot the attention they should have.  Mostly I just like marking the passage of time.  Plus I like hearing from people who […]

Forums Back Fully

Well, I’m back online. As has been noticed the last few weeks, there’s been an issue with Google Chrome (and some other browsers) flagging my site has “possibly hacked”, “with malware”, or just simply “Dangerous”. Here’s the deal. Awhile back Google started putting priority on pages using SSL, they wanted to push security. Which is […]

Quiet Riot’s Road Rage

Quiet Riot has a total of 13 studio albums.  The first being 1977’s “Quiet Riot I”, and the most recent being 2017’s “Road Rage”.  The  majority of that output in that 40 years was with their most well known vocalist, Kevin DuBrow.  But DuBrow died in late 2007, and at the time, was thought to […]

Update on Tour Date Updates

Those of you who have been around online Black Sabbath fandom for some time will know the name Rob Dwyer. Rob ran Sabbathlive.com for a long time, and was the repository of tour date info for ages. His site was the place to go for that. I had my own info, but it wasn’t nearly […]

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