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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 […]

Black Sabbath Were Reportedly Set to Headline Coachella

Black Sabbath Were Reportedly Set to Headline Coachella

According to Billboard.com, Black Sabbath had been lined up as headliners for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival before guitarist Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma. The lineup for the annual festival was revealed yesterday, with the Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg named as headliners. There is no indication as […]

Judas Priest, Anthrax, Disturbed members, and More Send out Best Wishes to Tony Iommi

Judas Priest, Anthrax, Disturbed members, and More Send out Best Wishes to Tony Iommi

After it was revealed yesterday that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi had been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, members of the hard-rock and metal community have followed the Sabbath’s request to send Iommi warm thoughts. Check out the words of support, below, for the man who helped give birth to metal—from the likes […]

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Diagnosed with Lymphoma; Work on Album Continues

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Diagnosed with Lymphoma; Work on Album Continues

A statement from Black Sabbath has revealed that guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed as suffering from the early stages of lymphoma. “Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan—the “Iron Man” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery,” reads the statement. […]

Video: Black Sabbath Announce New Album and World Tour

Video: Black Sabbath Announce New Album and World Tour

Watch highlights from the press conference right here!