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Former DEATH Members RICK ROZZ And TERRY BUTLER Announce LEFT TO DIE 'Reborn Dead' Fall 2023 Western U.S. Tour

LEFT TO DIE, the new band featuring classic DEATH members Terry Butler (also formerly of MASSACRE and currently in OBITUARY) and Rick Rozz (ex-MASSACRE) paired with GRUESOME founders Matt Harvey (EXHUMED) and Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION),will embark on a tour of the western U.S. this November....
September 5, 2023

SEBASTIAN BACH Says Singing At TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concert Was One Of 'Coolest' Moments Of His Career

In an interview on the Illinois radio station 95 WIIL Rock on Friday morning (August 25),former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach said that his appearance at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California last September was one of the "coolest" moments of his career. Se...
August 26, 2023

GEEZER BUTLER Opens Up About His Past Battles With Depression: 'People Used To Think I Was Moody And Miserable'

In a new interview with NPR's "Bullseye With Jesse Thorn", legendary BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler opened up about his past battles with depression. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I wasn't depressed all the time. Just the occasional bout would come on me. At first, when i...
August 19, 2023

BLACK SABBATH's 'Reunion' To Receive First-Time Vinyl Release With Two Remixed Bonus Tracks

BLACK SABBATH's "Reunion" live album, which was originally released in October 1998, will be made available on vinyl for the first time on October 13 via Legacy Recordings. This 3LP set on purple smoke vinyl captures the original band lineup of BLACK SABBATH live from their 1997 reunion tour, and fe...
August 11, 2023

BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Says He Hasn't Eaten Meat Since He Was Eight Years Old

In a new interview with Dave Lawrence, legendary BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler spoke about how he became vegan virtually overnight more than six decades ago. The 74-year-old British-born musician said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I've always loved animals, and we always had ani...
August 4, 2023

GEEZER BUTLER Says Success Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Heaven And Hell' Album Felt 'Like Being Revived Again'

Geezer Butler recently spoke to Mark Jeeves of Planet Rock's "My Planet Rocks" about BLACK SABBATH's decision to part ways with the malfunctioning Ozzy Osbourne in 1979 and replace him with Ronnie James Dio. Asked if the band's revamped lineup felt like a "rebirth" for SABBATH at the time, the bassi...
July 24, 2023

Watch: DREAM THEATER's JOHN MYUNG Performs While Seated After Suffering Head Injury

DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung performed while seated during the band's headlining concert last night (Saturday, July 22) at Marymoor Amphitheater in Redmond, Washington after suffering a head injury of some sort. One person who attended the show told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the 56-year founding mem...
July 23, 2023

GEEZER BUTLER Says Recording Audio Version Of His Autobiography Was 'One Of The Hardest Things' He Has Ever Done

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler says that recording the audiobook version of his recently released autobiography, "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond", was "one of the hardest things" he has ever done. "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath – And Beyond" was released on...
July 9, 2023

BLACK SABBATH: 'Hand Of Doom 1970 – 1978' Box Set Due In August

Rhino has set an August 18 release date for a new BLACK SABBATH box set called "Hand Of Doom 1970 - 1978". The set will be available for $249.98 and is limited to 4,000 copies in North America only. The set is exclusive to the Rhino and Warner Music Canada stores. In 1968, BLACK SABBATH was formed b...
July 6, 2023


This past February, 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 Nässilrevealed that she would continue with a new THUNDERMOTHER lineup featuring s...
July 3, 2023

GEEZER BUTLER 'Got Used To' BLACK SABBATH Being Called A 'Heavy Metal' Band

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (June 28) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler was asked how he feels about being considered one of the originators of the heavy metal genre. He replied: "I got used to it. It's just a term, like any...
July 1, 2023

RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary 'Dreamers Never Die': Official DVD And Blu-Ray Release Details Revealed

"Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever, career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the late legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, will be released worldwide by Mercury Studios on DVD and Blu-ray+4K and as a special deluxe edition featuring the DVD and Blu-ray packaged with exclusive me...
June 27, 2023

BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI Offers Update On His Health: 'I'm Up And Down'

During an appearance on last Thursday's (June 22) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi offered an update on his health. The 75-year-old musician, who was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma more than a decade ago, stated (as transcribed...
June 26, 2023

GEEZER BUTLER Once Again Says He Was Using 'Devil Horns' Hand Gesture Years Before RONNIE JAMES DIO

Geezer Butler has once again said that he was using the so-called "devil horns" years before Ronnie James Dio adopted it as his own. The late BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW singer is frequently recognized for making the hand gesture mainstream — a staple at rock concerts for decades. However, Butler clai...
June 24, 2023

TONY IOMMI Urges BLACK SABBATH Fans To Be Patient For 'Born Again' Remix

During an appearance on this past Thursday's (June 22) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Tony Iommi spoke about his plans to remix BLACK SABBATH's "Born Again" album for future release. Issued in August 1983, "Born Again" was the only album SABBATH recorded with lead vocalist Ia...
June 24, 2023