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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hard Rock Musicians To Perform At Christmas Charity Event

Current and former members of QUIET RIOT, ZEBRA, NIGHT RANGER, DIO, W.A.S.P., YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ENUFF Z'NUFF, GEEZER and SAVATAGE are among the musicians scheduled to take part in the 8th annual Rock 4 X-MAS Christmas charity event held on December 4 at Wildwood Bowl in Riverhead, NY. The concert wi...
November 4, 2004

BLACK SABBATH With ROB HALFORD: Camden Video Stills Posted Online

The BLACK SABBATH fan site Black Sabbath Live Project has posted a number of still captures from a pro-shot film of SABBATH's historic performance with Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST) on August 26, 2004 at Ozzfest in Camden, NJ. Check them out at this location. Commented Black Sabbath Live Project's webm...
November 4, 2004

BLACK SABBATH Bassist Hard At Work On New Solo Album

Vocalist Clark Brown is currently in the studio with BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler recording the follow-up to Butler's 1997 solo release, "Black Science" (issued under the GEEZER banner),tentatively titled "Ohmwork". A 2005 release is expected. In the meantime, Clark can be heard on several n...
October 27, 2004


San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be supporting RICHIE SCARLET on four Northern California dates beginning on October 27 at The Pound SF in San Francisco. Richie Scarlet is known affectionately as "Th...
October 24, 2004

OZZY OSBOURNE: Box Set Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for the upcoming OZZY OSBOURNE box set, which has apparently been re-titled "The Prince of Darkness", according to The 52-song set, due on February 8, chronicles Ozzy's career via his biggest hits and most memorable collaborations, but the clinch...
October 21, 2004