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Watch: Struggle To Shift BLACK SABBATH Bench Proves It Really Is Heavy Metal

According to Westside Business Improvement District, the world-famous BLACK SABBATH bench in Birmingham, England was temporarily removed earlier this week for refurbishment. It took several hours on Monday, February 5 to dismantle the entire sculpture and three men to carry just the heads. The refur...
February 7, 2024

BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Stay Warm' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Stay Warm". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent years, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas....
February 1, 2024


JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford says that legendary BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne should be knighted for his contributions to the music industry. Speaking to Classic Rock, Halford said: "If one person deserves a knighthood, it's Ozzy Osbourne. Just for the joy he's given people over the years." A...
January 27, 2024

ENTER SHIKARI Collaborates With FEVER 333's JASON BUTLER On New Single 'Losing My Grip'

ENTER SHIKARI and FEVER 333 lead singer Jason Butler have shared their new collaborative single "Losing My Grip". "Losing My Grip" marks the first new music from ENTER SHIKARI in 2024, following the band's biggest year to date which included the release of their first-ever U.K. No. 1 album "A Kiss F...
January 17, 2024

DREAM THEATER's JOHN MYUNG Blames Last Summer's Head Injury On 'Dehydration'

In a recent interview with Gearnews, DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung was asked how he ended up performing while seated during the band's headlining concert last July at Marymoor Amphitheater in Redmond, Washington after suffering a head injury of some sort. He said: "That event was triggered by deh...
January 15, 2024

THUNDERMOTHER Was 'A Solo Project All Along The Way': Former Members Reflect On Split

In February 2023, it was announced that singer Guernica Mancini, drummer Emlee Johansson and bassist Mona Lindgren were exiting THUNDERMOTHER and were forming a new band together. At the same time, guitarist Filippa Nässil revealed that she would continue with a new THUNDERMOTHER lineup featuring si...
January 14, 2024

Ex-DEATH Guitarist JAMES MURPHY Explains Why He Isn't Involved In DEATH TO ALL Project

During a recent appearance on the "Die By The Click" podcast, guitarist James Murphy (ex-DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) was asked if he has ever been approached to take part in the DEATH TO ALL (DTA) touring project, which features former members of DEATH celebrating the life and music of late DEATH le...
January 6, 2024

Original BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Has Been In The Studio 'Making Records'

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward says that he has been in the studio "making records". Earlier today (Monday, January 1),the 75-year-old British-born musician took to his social media to share a video message from the studio, in which he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Happy New...
January 1, 2024

APOCALYPTICA Releases New Single 'What We're Up Against' Featuring AMARANTHE's ELIZE RYD

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have released a new single, "What We're Up Against", which features guest vocals from AMARANTHE's Elize Ryd. The collaboration between these Nordic titans not only results in a dynamic musical fusion, but also boasts a visually mesmerising music video featuring bot...
December 15, 2023

BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Thanks Birmingham's Sutton Rose For Brother's Care

According to Care Home Professional, BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler recently visited Sutton Rose, a luxury, state-of-the-art, care home in Boldmere, a suburb and residential area of Sutton Coldfield in the city of Birmingham, England. The 74-year-old musician gifted the care home a luxury hampe...
December 13, 2023

OZZY OSBOURNE Says He Has 'Never Felt Comfortable' With 'Metal' Tag

In a new interview with SPIN magazine, Ozzy Osbourne was asked how he the rock and metal worlds have changed over the decades since he first launched his music career. He responded: "Well, I've never felt comfortable about that title that they put on me – 'metal.' Because Ozzy Osbourne plays heavy,...
December 12, 2023


Alice Cooper, Ace Frehley (KISS),Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH),Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW),Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT),Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER),Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN),Michael Anthony (VAN HALEN),Kevin Cronin (REO SPEEDWAGON),Lita Ford and Stephen Pearcy (RATT) are among the musicians who perf...
December 12, 2023

See Video And Photos Of COREY TAYLOR's Surprise 50th-Birthday Party, Including AARP Card-Styled Cake

SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor celebrated his 50th birthday last night (Friday, December 8) at a surprise party thrown by his wife Alicia at an undisclosed venue in the couple's hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which featured a superhero theme and a live yacht rock band, was attended by 75 invited...
December 9, 2023

RICK ROZZ Says It's Been 'An Honor' To Perform Early DEATH Classics In LEFT TO DIE

Former DEATH and MASSACRE guitarist Frederick "Rick Rozz" DeLillo says it has been an "honor" to perform songs from DEATH's revered first two studio albums, "Scream Bloody Gore" and "Leprosy" as part of LEFT TO DIE, the band featuring fellow DEATH alum and bassist Terry Butler (also formerly of MASS...
November 30, 2023

GEEZER BUTLER Disputes OZZY OSBOURNE's Claim He Never Contacted OZZY To Check On Him During Illness

Geezer Butler has disputed Ozzy Osbourne's claim that the BLACK SABBATH bassist never contacted him to check up on him while was battling a host of health issues in recent years. On Saturday (November 25),Butler took to his social media to write: "Rumour has it; Ozzy is upset, saying he never recei...
November 26, 2023