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BLACK SABBATH: Oslo, Stockholm Concerts Sell Out In Less Than An Hour

BLACK SABBATH's headlining concert in Oslo, Norway reportedly sold out in less than an hour after tickets went on sale Saturday morning (Feb. 19). SABBATH's original lineup — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — are scheduled to play at the 8,000-capacity Oslo Spektrum on Thursda...
February 19, 2005
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BLACK SABBATH: More European Dates Confirmed

The original lineup of BLACK SABBATH — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — have confimed three headlining shows in Germany in June. The group's European itinerary is now shaping up as follows: Jun. 09 – Dortmund, GER @ Westfalenhalle 1 Jun. 11 - Derbyshire, UK @ Donington Park (...
February 19, 2005
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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Prince Of Darkness' Box Set Changes Detailed

According to Black-Sabbath.com, several changes have been made to the track listing for OZZY OSBOURNE's forthcoming "Prince of Darkness" four-CD box set, due on March 22. Here's a summary of the changes: * Originally, Disc 1 was to include the Randy Rhoads instrumental, but it was deleted. * Origina...
February 12, 2005
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BLACK SABBATH To Play Norway And Sweden In July

The original lineup of BLACK SABBATH — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — have confimed a headlining date at the 8,000-capacity Oslo Spektrum arena in Oslo, Norway on Thursday, July 7. Support at the show will come from VELVET REVOLVER. Tickets for the concert go on sale on Sat...
February 11, 2005
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BLACK SABBATH Bassist GEEZER BUTLER: Solo Album Update

Joe Siegler of BLACK SABBATH fan site Black-Sabbath.com has posted the following update on the new solo album from SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler, entitled "Ohmwork": "'Ohmwork' has a current release projection of April 2005 (the exact date is not set yet). The album will be released by Sanctuary. Th...
February 8, 2005
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ROB HALFORD Singing With BLACK SABBATH At OZZFEST: Audio Available

An excellent-quality audio recording of JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford singing the BLACK SABBATH classic "War Pigs" with SABBATH members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward on August 26, 2004 at the Camden, NJ stop of Ozzfest has been posted online at the JUDAS PRIEST fan site The French Meta...
February 5, 2005
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Updated: BLACK SABBATH To Play Austria In June, VELVET REVOLVER To Support

In what appears to have all the makings of a European summer tour, the original BLACK SABBATH — Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward — have been confirmed to appear at Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria on June 20. Support at the show will come from VELVET REVOLVER. Tickets go on...
January 28, 2005
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Disillusioned BLACK SABBATH Fans Launch Petition To Get OZZY OSBOURNE Fired

Disillusioned BLACK SABBATH fans have launched a petition asking Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward to consider firing Ozzy on the grounds of his lack of commitment to BLACK SABBATH over the last few years. They feel that Ozzy's lack of enthusiasm has been holding back the possibility of a new...
January 17, 2005
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Report: DAMAGEPLAN Club Shooting Prompts Security Check

Ray Waddell of Billboard is reporting that more than a month after a shooting spree at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio, left five people dead, including the assailant and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, many questions remain unanswered. Still, most in the touring industry do n...
January 15, 2005
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SILVERCHAIR To Perform At Australia's WAVEAID

SILVERCHAIR are among the artists that will perform at WaveAid, a once-in-a-generation event to generate much needed funds for the millions of people whose lives have been irreversibly impacted by the recent tsunami disaster in Asia. WaveAid, a major concert event with over eight hours of music, wil...
January 12, 2005
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SYMATIC Add Second Guitarist

SYMATIC, the Worcester, Massachusetts-based group featuring GEEZER vocalist Clark Brown, have announced the addition of second guitarist Paul "Chief" Reynolds (IF, GOD STANDS STILL) to the group's ranks. "Chief has been a great addition to the band and will allow Clark to do what he does best, rip t...
January 1, 2005
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Drummer BILL WARD Hopes For A Great Time With BLACK SABBATH In 2005

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has posted the following message on his official web site: "HAPPY NEW YEAR READER, "Well Ho, Ho, Ho came and went. I'm still trying to figure out who I want to send Christmas cards to. I've been trying to get myself to sit down and put pen to ...
December 31, 2004
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BLACK SABBATH Bassist To Release New Solo Album In April

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler is scheduled to release the follow-up to his 1997 solo CD, "Black Science" (issued under the GEEZER banner),tentatively titled "Ohmwork", on April 19, 2005 via Sanctuary Records. Joining Butler on the album will once again be vocalist Clark Brown, whose previous...
December 19, 2004
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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life o...
December 9, 2004
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Report: CBS Dropped From GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Lawsuit

The Associated Press is reporting that attorneys representing families of some of the 100 people killed in the West Warwick nightclub fire as well a number who were injured have agreed to drop CBS Broadcasting Inc. as a defendant in one of the lawsuits filed in the aftermath. Lawyers for both sides...
December 1, 2004