The Ray Gillen Story

A personal recounting of the musical career of Ray Gillen by Mark Fevre This was sent in private email from Mark to Joe Siegler. From Joe: I was going back and forth with Mark Fevre about Ray Gillen and Black Sabbath, as Mark said he was a friend of Ray’s. He started writing this “Story […]

Sabbath plays a kids school dance

a story told to Joe Siegler by Phil Oswald I got an email back in April from Phil Oswald telling me he had a rather unique story to tell about Black Sabbath in the early days. I asked him to tell me what the story was, so here is his reply below. Dear Joe, Hi, […]

Spinal Henge

by Garry Sharpe-Young A site exclusive from the book “Black Sabbath: Never Say Die 1979-1997“. A site EXCLUSIVE! Dio stepped out onstage for the ‘Mob Rules’ tour’s final gasp at the Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Illinois on 31st August 1982. A full decade would elapse before he was to share the stage […]


Noticed I had a few emails in my inbox that I missed somehow which were links to two VERY GOOD interviews with former Sabbath & Ozzy bassist Bob Daisley. They mostly talk about the reissue of Ozzy’s two first solo albums with the re-recorded bass & drum tracks, but there’s other stuff there, too. Either […]


A few months back, I had put out a call for questions you’d like to ask former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin. Well, mostly due to my own delays in getting it coordinated, it never got dealt with until now. However, Tony got sent the questions finally on August 23rd, and he answered them back […]


Some new interviews (well, new to me anyway) have turned up online with some cool info. I’ve copied them local, as these things tend to disappear after awhile. Check ’em out: Tony Iommi (around the end of 2000, re: his solo album) Bobby Rondinelli – February 2002 Geoff Nicholls – February 2002


There’s a very cool interview online at the moment with Bill Ward & Geezer Butler. They talk about the state of Sabbath, the new album, the four solo albums that are being perpetually held up by Sabbath, as well as other stuff. It originally appeared over on Hard Radio’s site, but I’ve copied it locally […]

Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan to Lend Hand to Iommi Solo LP

An article by Paul Robicheau of SonicNet This article originally appeared online here. It wasn’t hard for Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi to get Henry Rollins to appear on his all-star solo debut, Iommi. All he had to do was play Rollins the riff for “Laughing Man (In the Devil Mask).” “I said, ‘Whoa, that’s […]

The Cage

an interview with Dario Mollo by Larry Jay Dario’s “The Cage” album features Tony Martin on vocals. Dario Mollo, ex lead-guitar of “Crossbones” (an italian heavy metal act well-known in the early eighties) has done “the great strike”, recruiting Tony Martin, the voice of the latest 10 years of Black Sabbath, as lead vocalist for […]

Winds of Change

an interview with Biff Butler (Geezer’s son) by David Lee Hello Joe, Here is an interview with Geezer Butler’s son, Biff. If you do want to post it on the site you can get a photo from or from Gloria Butler if you have contact with her. Take care, David — I once had […]