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Classic Interview: Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler Talk Heaven & Hell

Classic Interview: Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler Talk Heaven & Hell

Remember the legendary vocalist on what would have been his 72nd birthday. Horns up!

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi to Teach at Coventry University

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi to Teach at Coventry University

Guitar legend Tony Iommi has been appointed the role of Visiting Professor of Music at Coventry University. Last year the university awarded the founding member of Black Sabbath with an Honorary Doctorate Of Arts for his outstanding contribution to global music. Dr. Geoff Willcocks, Coventry University’s Director Of Arts And Culture, said, “To watch Tony […]

Tony Iommi Says Black Sabbath’s Hyde Park Show Might Be Their Last

Tony Iommi Says Black Sabbath’s Hyde Park Show Might Be Their Last

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has said the band’s Hyde Park gig this July could be their last — ever. The band will headline the British Summer Time Festival in London July 4, topping a bill that also includes hard rock luminaries such as Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead, Soulfly, Hell, Bo Ningen and Wolfmother. Speaking […]

Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengence Win Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist Award at Golden Gods; Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Accepts Album of the Year Award — Video

This past Wednesday night, April 23, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Zakk Wylde and Ace Frehley presented the first-ever Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist Award. The nominees included Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, John Petrucci of Dream Theater, Zoltan Bathory & Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch, […]

Tony Iommi Issues Update on Cancer Treatment

Tony Iommi Issues Update on Cancer Treatment

In a new interview with the Birmingham Mail in England, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi provided an update on his cancer treatment. The guitarist has been receiving treatment at the Parkway Hospital in Solihull. He will have to return home from tour on a regular basis in order to receive treatment. “I have to have […]

Vote for the Album of the Week

Vote for the Album of the Week

Every Tuesday–the day that albums come out–we will be listing the hard-rock and metal releases that hit stores, and every Wednesday we will be offering you, the fans, the chance to pick the Album of the Week. Below, check out the albums that came out this week; pick your favorite, and feel free to vote […]

New Releases Out Today: 08/28/2012

New Releases Out Today: 08/28/2012

It’s Tuesday–the day that albums come out–and this one sees new shit from Gaza, Murder Construct, Katatonia, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you have already or are planning to pick up. A Tragedy In Progress – Mechanical Weather Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – […]

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan to Release ‘WhoCares’

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan to Release ‘WhoCares’

After releasing a charity single last year, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan have announced the details of the upcoming debut album from their joint project, WhoCares. The two-disc set will include two original WhoCares tracks, along with an unreleased Deep Purple jam; a track from Gillan’s pre-Deep Purple band Repo […]

Black Sabbath Post Pro-Shot Video of ‘Paranoid’ from May 19 Set in Birmingham, England

Black Sabbath Post Pro-Shot Video of ‘Paranoid’ from May 19 Set in Birmingham, England

On May 19, Black Sabbath — in this case, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler with drummer Tommy Clufetos — shared the stage together for the first time in seven years, pelting a hometown crowd in Birmingham, England, with a solid set of Sabbath classics. The band have just posted a pro-shot video of […]

Black Sabbath to Play Only One European Concert This Summer

Black Sabbath to Play Only One European Concert This Summer

Black Sabbath—who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour—have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. At this time, Black Sabbath will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour. It […]