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GEEZER BUTLER Reflects On BLACK SABBATH's 'Cross Purposes' Album: 'TONY MARTIN's A Great Singer'

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, legendary BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler was asked for his opinion on the music he created during the Tony Martin era of the band. He said: "There was just one album that I did with Tony Martin. That was — God, I can'...
July 4, 2024
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FOO FIGHTERS Joined By BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER For 'Paranoid' Performance In Birmingham

Legendary BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler joined FOO FIGHTERS last night (Thursday, June 27) at Villa Park stadium in his original hometown of Birmingham, United Kingdom to perform the SABBATH classic "Paranoid". In introducing Butler to the audience, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl said: "He's...
June 28, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK SABBATH Touring Drummer TOMMY CLUFETOS Announces Summer 2024 TOMMY'S ROCKTRIP Shows

TOMMY'S ROCKTRIP, drummer Tommy Clufetos's (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH) hard rock outfit where he offers his take on the rock 'n roll influences that made him one of the most sought-after drummers in the current hard rock scene, will play the following shows this summer: Jul. 13 - Eighth Room - Na...
June 24, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE Reflects On BLACK SABBATH's Performance At CALIFORNIA JAM On Latest Episode Of 'The Madhouse Chronicles'

Ozzy Osbourne and Billy Morrison — the longtime rhythm guitarist in Billy Idol's band and former bassist for THE CULT — have released the latest episode of their new Internet TV show, "The Madhouse Chronicles". The BLACK SABBATH episode is packed with behind-the-scenes stories from Ozzy, recounting...
June 20, 2024
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TONY IOMMI To Discuss Early Influences, BLACK SABBATH's Formation At Chipping Campden, U.K. Event

Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi will appear at Cidermill Theatre in Chipping Campden, United Kingdom on Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Without BLACK SABBATH there wouldn't be heavy metal, they defined an entire genre. Iommi's detuned guitar style and deep resonating dark riffs made them soun...
June 19, 2024
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FEVER 333 Shares New Song 'New West Order'

Grammy-nominated rock band FEVER 333, led by Jason Aalon Butler, has released a powerful new song and music video for "New West Order", out via 333 Wreckords Crew / Century Media Records. Bursting with fervor and intensity the band is known for, "New World Order" also proudly displays West Coast hip...
June 19, 2024
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PANTERA Visits BLACK SABBATH Bench In Birmingham (Photos)

The reformed PANTERA made a special diversion during the band's trip to the United Kingdom last weekend to visit the BLACK SABBATH bench in Birmingham. PANTERA's classic-lineup members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass),along with Zakk Wylde (guitar, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) an...
June 19, 2024
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GEEZER BUTLER Says OZZY OSBOURNE 'Desperately Wants' To Play One Final Concert

In a new interview with Jonathan Clarke, host of "Out Of The Box" on Q104.3, New York's classic rock station, BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler reflected on the band's "The End" final tour, which concluded in February 2017 in SABBATH's original hometown of Birmingham, England. He said (as transcri...
June 16, 2024
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GEEZER BUTLER On Possibility Of One More Original-Lineup BLACK SABBATH Concert: 'We'd All Love It To Happen'

In a new interview with Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" show, Geezer Butler was asked if there has been any conversation between him, guitarist Tony Iommi, singer Ozzy Osbourne and drummer Bill Ward about a possible final BLACK SABBATH performance featuring the band's original line...
June 14, 2024
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Watch: Former FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL Plays First-Ever Solo Concert

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell played the first concert with his solo band last night (Thursday, June 13) at 1720 in Los Angeles, California. Backing Bell at the 1720 gig were guitarist Henrik Linde (THE VITALS, DREN),drummer Ryan Junior Kittlitz (ALL HAIL THE YETI, THE ACID HELPS),ba...
June 14, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Announces New Single 'Resurrection Men'

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has announced a limited-edition CD release for his new solo single, "Resurrection Men", out on July 26 via BMG. "The surf guitar at the intro — the Dick Dale bit — that's me!" explains Dickinson about "Resurrection Men" in between dates on his hugely acclaimed firs...
June 13, 2024
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TONY IOMMI Is 'Looking Forward' To Releasing His New Solo Album: 'It's Been Fun' Putting It Together

During an appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi confirmed that he is working on material for a new solo LP. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I am writing stuff now for my own, for an album. So that's exciting too....
June 12, 2024
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See Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA's First-Ever Performance Of 'Inamorata'

METALLICA played the song "Inamorata" live for the first time during the band's May 26 concert at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany. Professionally filmed video of the performance can be seen below. In support of METALLICA's latest album, "72 Seasons", the band has been playing two-night, no-repeat...
June 6, 2024
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TONY IOMMI Names BLACK SABBATH Riffs He Immediately Knew Were Special

During an appearance on the latest episode of Loudwire Nights, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi was asked to name a riff that, when he wrote it, he just knew it was special. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, without sounding big-headed, [there were] a few. [Laughs] When we'...
June 3, 2024
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VINNY APPICE On Importance Of Not Burning Bridges In Music Industry: 'You've Gotta Be Part Of A Team'

In a new interview with the Percussion Discussion Podcast, legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, LAST IN LINE) addressed host Matty Roberts's comment that Vinny has a "signature style and sound" which as kept him "in solid employment" for the last few decades. Appice...
June 2, 2024