In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of great albums as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we look back at Black Sabbath’s fifth album, 1973’s ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.’
While a majority of the North American shows will take place in Canada, the dates on this continent start and end right here in the United States, with Sabbath set to perform at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on March 31, then hit Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on April 26.
Last week, we gave you the lowdownon Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal, which takes you from the ’60s to today. It’s a great history lesson, and a very readable one. On the flip side is The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists, which gets into a crucial part of the heavy metal culture, namely, arguing about who is great, who sucks, and who is a poser.
The book starts off in the pre-metal era of the ’60s, covering the Stooges, the MC5 and Alice Cooper (when “Alice Cooper” represented a band, not just the frontman). It quickly moves to the early ’70s, starting with the formation of Black Sabbath and, shortly after fellow Brummies Judas Priest.
According to Sharon Osbourne‘s candid new autobiography, Unbreakable, the wife to Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, manipulated Ozzy to get his crap together during his 18-month relapse into drugs by threatening him with taking his money right after […]
After years of anticipation, battles with former drummer Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne‘s relapse, and guitarist Tony Iommi‘s harrowing health scare, Black Sabbath finally released 13 a few months back, which debuted at #1 on the […]
Black Sabbath – with a new best selling album – and with a newly cleaned-up Ozzy – come to the Gorge, way out in George, WA – on August 24th. Son Jack highly recomends taking the […]
Black Sabbath just might be on their farewell tour. Despite Frontman Ozzy Osbourne‘s public statements implying that more is to come from Black Sabbath, other band members tend to disagree. Bassist Geezer Butler tells the “Chicago Sun-Times” he’s […]
Despite Ozzy Osbourne‘s public optimism about a follow-up to Black Sabbath‘s recent huge hit album , ’13’, guitarist and longest running band member Tony Iommi isn’t so sure. In Connecticut’s “Advocate, Iommi says it “would be very […]
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades. Here, we focus on Black Sabbaths 1983 post-Dio-era curio ‘Born Again.’